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October 5, 2014 Sermon Notes

Posted on Oct 05 at 09:49am

PHILIPPIANS-5

Philippians | Week 1

Philippians 1:1-11

1. Together, they advanced the gospel beyond themselves | Philippians 1:1-6

Paul is joyful for what has been produced through their support of his ministry and through their gifts for suffering believers in Judea.

The heart of true fellowship is self-sacrificing conformity to a shared vision (D.A. Carson).

2. Together, they modeled the gospel by experiencing and sharing grace | Philippians 1:7-8

 Shared in suffering and struggle with Paul

The gospel was both the environment and the goal of the church – Richard Melick

3. Together, they were to make progress in producing spiritual fruit | Philippians 1:9-11

Key verse: And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Christ. | Philippians 1:6

Two questions regarding spiritual discernment: (Source: Warren Wiersbe, “Be Joyful”)

1) Will it make make me ashamed if Jesus should return?

2) Will it cause others to stumble and fall?