Sermon Series
  • 1. Partners In Christ

    Contributed on May 14, 2007
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    For a church to be a successful church, we must understand the importance of being "Partners In Christ".

    I. INTRODUCTION Philippians was written by Paul somewhere believed to be AD 61/2. He was in prison at the time either in Ephesus or Rome. The Philippian church had heard of his imprisonment and sent Epaphroditus, who may have actually been their pastor, to bring a financial gift to him to help more

  • 2. I Want You To Know

    Contributed on May 14, 2007

    Paul wanted the church to know, then and now, that if we remain in Christ, our trials will actually serve to "Advance the "Gospel".

    INTRODUCTION A. Series of Phlippians 1. Book of Joy but misleading and should be “Joy Amidst Trial” 2. Paul (Acts 16.16) after expelling a demon spirit from a slave girl who made her masters money from her ability as a fortune teller, was arrested. a. Owners accused him of inciting a more

  • 3. It's All About Choice

    Contributed on May 14, 2007

    Our motive for service proves our choice of master. Paul reminds us that if our motive of service proves Christ to be our Master, then the results should be a life of bearing fruit.

    INTRODUCTION In our study last wee, taken from the 1st chapter of Philippians a verse 15, we found that “others” (15) were sharing “Christ”. Some of these were brothers whom Paul had earlier influenced and they had become more courageous and fearless in their spread of the gospel. **WOULDN’T more

  • 4. Make A Stand

    Contributed on May 14, 2007

    As representatives of Christ, we must a) Stand Firm b) Stand in Faith and c) Stand with Pride. Just as Christ suffered, we must realize the privilege of suffering on His behalf!

    INTRODUCTION A. Book of Philippians 1. Paul in Chains – realized that his chains were for the ‘defense of the gospel’ B. Introduction Thus Far 1. Paul’s testimony was causing others to “Preach” a. Good Motives out of “Love” b. Poor Motives out of “Insincerity, Selfish Ambition, more

  • 5. Imitating Christ's Humility

    Contributed on Jul 16, 2007
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    Knowing persecution can cause an attitude of insecurity, cliques and disharmony, Paul calls for the church to be in one accord, harmony, and humility, following the example of Christ himself.

    INTRODUCTION A. Thus Far in Series of Philippians Last week, we saw that just as Paul was being persecuted from a false tongue, so the Philippian congregation was being persecuted the same way. Paul’s advice to the church was to conduct themselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of more

  • 6. Imitating Christ

    Contributed on Jul 16, 2007
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    Seeing selfish ambition, vain conceit, discord, from persecution, Paul called on the church to “conduct themselves in a manner worthy” of their calling and not "of" the world. Just as Christ sacrificed Himself for the sake of others, we also are to offer

    INTRODUCTION A. LIFE TODAY IS NOT WHAT CHRIST INTENDED 1. We live in a “dog eat dog” world. 2. “SELF” rules We may view ourselves as did the Pharisee depicted by Jesus who prayed, “God, I thank Thee that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this more

  • 7. A "Drink Offering"

    Contributed on Jul 16, 2007
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    Paul explained that our development, our mindset, our attitude in life, should model that as of Christ Jesus Himself. We must be like that of a “DRINK OFFERING”, a life that is so consumed by Christ that others do NOT SEE OURSELF, BUT INSTEAD they see JE

    INTRODUCTION Paul began chapter 2 calling for the church to have an attitude of humility and cooperation standing together during a time of persecution. Last week, Paul explained that our development, our mindset, our attitude in life, should model that as of Christ Jesus Himself. Today, he more

  • 8. The Needs Of Christ

    Contributed on Jul 16, 2007
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    Showing the example of Timothy & Epaphroditus, Paul taught that our desire should be to perform the "needs of Christ" and not that of ourself.

    INTRODUCTION A. Thus far, as SERVANTS, wou were charged with having the mind of Christ” 1. Vs. 1-4 described how the believer should Live in Humility. Vs. 5 2. Vs. 6-11 described the Example of Christ himself. - Set His Equality with God aside - From the highest to the lowest - in more

  • 9. Pressing On

    Contributed on Jul 16, 2007
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    Paul teaches the importance of “Pressing One” in all areas of life. We must move towards the mark – towards the finish line – toward the day when Christ greets us face to face and says “You’ve arrived”!

    BACKGROUND Remember there were false teachers teaching importance of Roman Colony Citizenship Conduct, Status by Rank, and Jewish Law. Paul knocks this down by reminding the new believers of the real goal – that of reaching heaven! So many times, we allow Satan to change goal. He causes us, more

  • 10. Victory In The Church

    Contributed on Jul 16, 2007
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    Paul uses a conflict in the church to teach us how to gain victory over trials by giving them to God. Joyfully remembering how God has relieved us of our trials in times past, we are to present our needs to God, and continually focus on things of God!

    INTRODUCTION A. The SITUATION Epaphroditus, pastor of the Philippian Congregation, has given Paul a report that laid out a difference between two leaders (two women) of the church which has begun to cause dissension in the church. Hard to believe in a church isn’t it?! 1. What do you do when more

  • 11. Learning To Be Content

    Contributed on Jul 16, 2007
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    Paul shows that being content for a believer is different from the worldly definition. Are you Content in Your circumstance?

    INTRODUCTION A. This past week has been confusing to say the least. 1. Heart – not THIS week! 2. Here I am – needing to prepare 2 sermons – and this! a. How do you prepare for Saturday when you don’t know the response b. How do you prepare for Sunday for same reason 3. Then the more