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Sermons on Philippians

A Worthy Life

Scripture: Philippians 1:27-30 I. You live worthy of the Gospel by fighting together for the Gospel. A. Paul begins verse 27 with the word only. He is saying, “I want you to focus on this one thing and one thing only.” Let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ. He is…

TO LIVE IS CHRIST

Scripture: Philippians 1:19-26 In Life Christ is Your Help “I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance.” (v19) “I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth” (John…

No Joy in Division

Scripture: Philippians 1:15-18 I. There is no joy in division from other Christians. A. The division between Christians in Philippi has to do with team anti-Paul preaching Christ from envy and rivalry. For some reason, they were jealous of Paul (vs. 15). These people are still proclaiming Christ. Paul then approves of their message. But…

Suffering Well

Scripture: Philippians 1:13-14 I. Suffering well honors God by giving us opportunity to speak of Jesus. A. Paul writes about God’s design for his suffering in vs. 13. Paul told the guards why he was in prison. He was in prison only because of Jesus. Paul could not stop talking about Jesus. The guards not…

Jesus is in Control

Scripture: Philippians 1:12-26 I. Jesus is in control of my past. A. In Phil. 1:12, Paul talks about his past: “I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel.” How Paul made his way to a Roman jail is described in the Bible book of…

Grow in Joy

Scripture: Philippians 1:8-11 The Love of Christ “I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more. . . “ (v8-9) We love because of ChristWe love like Christ “We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, ‘I love…

The Joy of Sure

I. You can be sure of heaven because salvation is a work of God from first to last. A. Notice the subject of the sentence in verse 6: He. And the he refers to God. God began the good work of salvation in their lives. And what God begins, He will finish. What happened to…

The Joy of With

I. You have joy in being united with Jesus. A. Jesus is, of course, the leader of the whole church around the world. What does it mean that we are in Christ Jesus (vs. 1)? We are in Christ Jesus in that we are united with Jesus. We have been washed clean in His blood.…

The Foundation of Joy

Philippians 1:1-2                 You must be a saint in Christ Jesus “To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi . . .” (v1) “even as (God) chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption…