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Philippians 1 - NIV

1 Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus,
To all God’s holy people in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons[a] :

2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Thanksgiving and Prayer

3 I thank my God every time I remember you.

4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy

5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now,

6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

7 It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me.

8 God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.

9 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight,

10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,

11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.

Paul’s Chains Advance the Gospel


a. Philippians 1:1 The word deacons refers here to Christians designated to serve with the overseers/elders of the church in a variety of ways; similarly in Romans 16:1 and 1 Tim. 3:8,12.

Sermons on Philippians 1 More sermons: Philippians 1

T.J. Conwell avatar
Looking ahead to 2017
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Jan, 2017
Summary: How will you honor Christ and be a part of your church in the New Year? If we won’t reach out, or if we won’t work together to do reach others, we've become an exclusive, limiting club filled with Pharisees … which is dangerous ground to be on!
Scripture: Philippians 1:1-30
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 63
Rodney Fry avatar
Life's Problem
Shared by: Rodney Fry on Dec, 2016
Summary: The Christian's life work may be compared to the solution of a problem in mathematics
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5
Robert Shearon avatar
Vantage Point
Shared by: Robert Shearon on Dec, 2016
Summary: Like a football coach in the press box, God has a better vantage point to help us life our lives.
Scripture: Philippians 1:1
Views: 0
randy edwards avatar
Joy to the world - a study of Philippians- part 1 "Joy in others"
Shared by: randy edwards on Nov, 2016
Summary: Part on of our study of Joy though the words of Paul to the church at Philippi
Ken Henson avatar
Benefits of Generosity
Shared by: Ken Henson on Nov, 2016
Summary: When we give to the LORD's work we are blessed immediately with the joy of participating in something bigger than ourselves. We also look forward to eternal rewards as God gives to us rewards for the reach of our gift far beyond what would could imagine.
Scripture: Philippians 1:3-6
Denomination: *other
Views: 123
Ken Henson avatar
Prayer for the One You Love
Shared by: Ken Henson on Nov, 2016
Summary: How do you pray for one you love dearly? Paul demonstrates a prayer for abounding love, knowledge, insight, discernment of excellence, purity without offense, righteous fruit and glory to God.
Scripture: Philippians 1:7-11
Denomination: *other
Views: 63
Rick Burdette avatar
Partners in the Gospel
Shared by: Rick Burdette on Oct, 2016
Summary: Missions, Togetherness, The Gospel
Ken Henson avatar
The Benefits of Imprisonment
Shared by: Ken Henson on Oct, 2016
Summary: When our base drives are confined by the shackles of God’s love, they are morphed into rockets of exploration. I believe Paul and Timothy invite us to join them in prison and slavery, and, thereby, to become agents of unimaginable liberation.
Scripture: Philippians 1:1-2
Denomination: *other
Views: 49
Lyle Asbill avatar
Remembering 9/11
Shared by: Lyle Asbill on Sep, 2016
Summary: "Never Forget" 9/11/16 Remembrance
Christopher Benfield avatar
A Prayer of Purpose
Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Sep, 2016
Summary: Paul loved the church at Philippi and was committed to praying for them. We need to share the same commitment to pray for the church. There are real people with real needs, that need specific prayers.
Scripture: Philippians 1:9-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 227
Christopher Benfield avatar
Partners in the Faith
Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Sep, 2016
Summary: Paul was confident in the Lord and committed to the church. We need to share his confidence in the Lord and a genuine commitment and devotion to the church.
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Scripture: Philippians 1:3-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 165
Christopher Benfield avatar
A Greeting of Grace
Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Aug, 2016
Summary: Although Paul was imprisoned, he sought to encourage the church at Philippi. He urged them to focus on Christ and His grace. Like Paul, we need to encourage others while keeping our focus on the Lord. He must be central to all we do.
Scripture: Philippians 1:1-2
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,548
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
Life's Short Stay Awake (The Parable of the Serving Master)
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Aug, 2016
Summary: The translation we heard states that the servants are waiting for the master a better translation describes servants who are expecting the master.Waiting is passive, much like waiting for a bus or a cab. Expecting denotes excitement, energy, enthusiasm.
Marion Bell Hill avatar
Complete Confidence in God
Shared by: Marion Bell Hill on Jun, 2016
Summary: Everything God has started in us He is able to complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
Scripture: Philippians 1:1-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 362
Perry Greene avatar
Shared by: Perry Greene on Jun, 2016
Summary: This is the final lesson in this series. It shows the opportunity we have to express joy, gratitude and God's glory through prayer.
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Scripture: Philippians 1:3-11
Views: 1,978
Ron Freeman, Evangelist avatar
Paul's Prayer For Philippi
Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Apr, 2016
Summary: To discuss Paul's prayer for Philippi. This should be our prayer for this congregation in all earnest and sincerity. That it abound in love and grace; approve of things that are excellent; and abide blamelessly until the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.
C. Philip Green avatar
Laugh Power
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Jan, 2016
Summary: Be a joy to others by sharing the gospel and excelling in your love.
Series: Philippians
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Philippians 1:3-11
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,390
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Jan, 2016
Summary: Keep the church by doing what God says to do.
Ralph Andrus avatar
Wellspring of Joy Part 2
Shared by: Ralph Andrus on Nov, 2015
Summary: Reinforce You Joy by Growing In Love, Choosing the Best, Being Devoted to Christ, Doing What is Right
Scripture: Philippians 1:9-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 435
Archie Norman avatar
Thank You
Shared by: Archie Norman on Nov, 2015
Summary: thankful
Series: Thankful
Scripture: Philippians 1:3-5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 644
Lynn Malone avatar
Practical Advice for Surviving the Season
Shared by: Lynn Malone on Nov, 2015
Summary: The holiday season has become known for being harried and hurried, but this advice from Paul's letter to the church at Philippi will help us survive the season with our faith in tact.
Scott Coltrain avatar
Elders and Deacons
Shared by: Scott Coltrain on Sep, 2015
Summary: The New Testament provides instruction on how the Lord wants His Church to be governed. Two offices are to be found in each mature congregation - Elders and Deacons. This is a brief look at these two offices.
Darrell  Stetler II avatar
#3- You're Not Alone
Shared by: Darrell Stetler II on Aug, 2015
Summary: How do I overcome depression? Does my attitude affect my view on life?
Series: Philippians
Scripture: Philippians 1:1-11
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 256
Dr. William D.  Poovey avatar
The Study Of The Organization Of The Church
Shared by: Dr. William D. Poovey on Jul, 2015
Summary: The Study Of The Organization Of The Church
Scripture: Philippians 1:1
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 143
Rick Finitzer avatar
"Philippians: The Backstory"
Shared by: Rick Finitzer on Jul, 2015
Summary: The Apostle Paul from house in Rome writes a beautiful letter of joy to the Saints at Philippi who are his joy and crown from a heart of joy which comes from knowing and loving God whole-heartedly!
Curry Pikkaart avatar
Be Who You Are
Shared by: Curry Pikkaart on Jun, 2015
Summary: Have you ever, even for a moment, wished you were someone else? Have you ever worried that your life, at its end, would be one of insignificance? Have you ever wondered if you’ll ever measure up? Such thoughts can be crippling. Paul has the antidote.
Isaac Butterworth avatar
The End in Mind
Shared by: Isaac Butterworth on Mar, 2015
Summary: The work God does in you and me has three phases: a beginning, a middle, and an end. God began His “good work” in us, He “will carry it on,” and, in time, He will bring it to completion.
Ralph Andrus avatar
Wellspring of Joy
Shared by: Ralph Andrus on Mar, 2015
Summary: Wellspring the source of inexhausible joy that we have in Christ
Scripture: Philippians 1:9-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,110
Rick Boyne avatar
A Life Transformed
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Mar, 2015
Summary: Jesus transforms those whom He saves.
Scripture: Philippians 1:6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 385
Ronald  Thorington avatar
#6 Partners in Transformation
Shared by: Ronald Thorington on Mar, 2015
Summary: This sermon explains that there are three participants in transformation, 1) God part in transformation, 2) the individuals participation, 3) The part other believers play in a person's transfermation