Contributed on Mar 13, 2009
Philippians 1:1-6. Paul rejoices in his relationship with the Philippian church and the certainty that Christ will finish his work in them.
AGAIN I SAY REJOICE FINISHING HIS WORK PHILIPPIANS 1:1-6 INTRODUCTION - Today we are going to begin a study of the book of Philippians. If you turn in your Bible to Philippians chapter 1 you will be in the right place. We are calling our study Again I Say Rejoice. This, of course, is ...read more
Contributed on Mar 20, 2009
Philippians 1:7-11. A call to defend the purity, power, and preciousness of the gospel; and confirm that defense with holy living.
AGAIN I SAY REJOICE DEFENDING & CONFIRMING THE GOSPEL PHILIPPIANS 1:7-11 INTRODUCTION - As we continue to look at Philippians chapter 1 together let’s remind ourselves, briefly, of the issues we addressed last time. We emphasized three things from vv.3-6. First, that Paul had joy in ...read more
Contributed on Mar 28, 2009
Philippians 1:12-18. God uses Paul’s unusual circumstances to advance the gospel despite opposition.
AGAIN I SAY REJOICE FOR THE SAKE OF THE GOSPEL PHILIPPIANS 1:12-18 INTRODUCTION - I have a general dislike for clichés. There’s just something about them that makes me cringe. Not all clichés, however. I suppose I could be more specific by saying that I dislike those clichés that over ...read more
Contributed on Apr 1, 2009
Philippians 1:18-26. Believers are encouraged to follow the example of Paul as he proclaimed "To live is Christ, and to die is gain."
AGAIN I SAY REJOICE LOOK TO THE FUTURE; LIVE IN THE PRESENT PHILIPPIANS 1:19-26 INTRODUCTION - I’m sure many, if not all of you, are familiar with the famous Peanuts cartoons. If you have read one of these cartoons before, you know that often Charlie Brown is the frustrated character and ...read more
Contributed on Apr 17, 2009
Philippians 1:27-30. Scripture calls us to live lives worthy of the gospel by standing firm in unity, striving together for the faith, and suffering willingly for Christ.
AGAIN I SAY REJOICE LIVE LIKE YOU BELIEVE PHILIPPIANS 1:27-30 INTRODUCTION - A famous actor was an after dinner speaker at a big fund raising function; and apparently he was well known for his voice because when he stood up to speak, he invited his audience to choose a poem for him to ...read more
Contributed on May 20, 2009
Philippians 2:1-8. Paul encourages unity, love, and humility in the body of Christ; while Christ himself exemplifies these qualities.
AGAIN I SAY REJOICE COMPLETE MY JOY PHILIPPIANS 2:1-8 INTRODUCTION - After a bit of time away from the book of Philippians for various reasons; Easter, Mother’s Day, and Small Group preparation; we return to the letter that Paul wrote to the church in Philippi. Turn to Philippians ...read more
Contributed on May 29, 2009
Philippians 2:9-11. The rightful lordship of Jesus is explained from these familiar verses.
AGAIN I SAY REJOICE AN EXCLUSIVE CLAIM IN AN INCLUSIVE WORLD PHILIPPIANS 2:9-11 INTRODUCTION - What does it mean to be inclusive? I suppose a good way to put it is that to be inclusive means to accept all persons, or ideas, or worldviews as completely equal in a given situation. We are not ...read more
Contributed on Jun 5, 2009
Philippians 2:12-16. What does it mean to work out your salvation? Find the answer in the words of the Apostle Paul.
AGAIN I SAY REJOICE LIVING FOR THE PLEASURE OF GOD PHILIPPIANS 2:12-16 INTRODUCTION - I mentioned during one of our looks at Philippians Chapter 1 that I have a general dislike of clichés. But I’m going to begin our look at Scripture this morning with a question that has been elevated, ...read more
Contributed on Jun 11, 2009
Philippians 2:17-30. The lives of three godly men are examined.
AGAIN I SAY REJOICE HONOR SUCH MEN PHILIPPIANS 2:17-30 INTRODUCTION - You might remember that during our look at Philippians 2:9-11 I told you that the paramount, or greatest confession of the early church was “Jesus Christ is Lord”. The supreme authority of the Creator and Master of ...read more
Contributed on Jun 27, 2009
Philippians 3:1-11. Christ’s righteousness on our behalf is the only hope for the salvation of anyone.
AGAIN I SAY REJOICE COUNT IT ALL AS LOSS PHILIPPIANS 3:1-11 INTRODUCTION - Most of you have probably never heard of the man named Edward Mote. Mote was born in January of 1797 in London, England. His family was poor and not at all religious. In fact, Mote is quoted as saying as an adult ...read more
Contributed on Jul 11, 2009
Philippians 3:12-4:1. Christ-likeness is the essence of Christian maturity.
AGAIN I SAY REJOICE PURSUING THE PRIZE OF CHRISTIAN MATURITY PHILIPPIANS 3:12-4:1 INTRODUCTION - I want to open today with some very familiar words. I am almost certain you will recognize them. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed ...read more
Contributed on Jul 17, 2009
Philippians 4:1-9. What does genuine, lasting faith look like? Find out as Paul encourages his readers to "stand firm".
AGAIN I SAY REJOICE PERSEVERING FAITH FOR UNCERTAIN TIMES PHILIPPIANS 4:1-9 INTRODUCTION - One of the most difficult things for the Christian community to deal with is the falling away, so to speak, of people who were thought to be believers. We have all heard of, and many of you ...read more
Contributed on Jul 24, 2009
Philippians 4:10-23. Learn how to be satisfied with what you have from the experiences of Paul.
AGAIN I SAY REJOICE THE SECRET OF CONTENTMENT PHILIPPIANS 4:10-23 INTRODUCTION - A few weeks ago when we were discussing how to pursue the prize of Christian maturity I quoted Dr. Warren Wiersbe as writing that “A divine dissatisfaction is essential for spiritual progress.” In the context ...read more