Summary: A sermon on the "all"s of Philippians 4.
TITLE - All In All In Christ
TEXT - Phil. 4: 1-23
INTRO. - There are certain outstanding words in the Book
of Philippians repeated again and again throughout the
book. One word that stands out is the word Joy or
Rejoice -- see 1:4, 1:18, 1:24-25, 2:2, 2:16, 2:17-18,
2:28, 3:1, 4:1, 4:10, etc...
Another word repeated often in Philippians is Mind or
Minded -- see 1:27, 2:2, 2:3, 2:5, 2:20, 3:15-16, 4:2,
But the word I want us to look at for a few minutes this
hour is the word "All". It and the word "always" are
found throughout the book.
Notice a few: Ch. 1:1 - all saints
1:4 - praying for all
1:9 - all judgment
1:13 - all the palace
2:14 - do all things without murmuring
2:21 - all seek their own
3:8 - I count all things but loss
But I want us to look at chapter 4. Chapter 4 shows us
that at Philippi there were problems of defeatism in
vs.1, disunity in vs.2, and depression in vs.4. Look at
the word "All" as it appears in chapter 4 and God’s
message to us.
I. GOD SAYS TO REJOICE IN THE LORD ALL THE TIME - vs. 4
Real joy comes through forgiveness of sin and living
right in the Spirit. It is a fruit of the Spirit.
Disunity, defeatism, and depression all destroy joy.
How do you rejoice in the Lord all the time? Give your
all to Jesus and trust him with all your heart.
II. BE A WITNESS TO ALL MEN - vs. 5
"Moderation" in this verse means "gentleness".
One of the best ways to end spiritual depression is to
get out and win someone to Jesus. The angels in heaven
will rejoice and so will you!
III. HAVE THE PEACE THAT PASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING - vs.7
How? By being careful or anxious for nothing, prayerful
for everything, and thankful for anything - vs 6. We are
many times like Martha in Luke 10:41, we are careful
(anxious) about many things. I Pet. 5:7 - "Casting all
your care upon him for he careth for you". Jesus said,
"My peace I leave with you."
IV. BE CONTENT WITH AND IN ALL THINGS - vs. 11- 12
You can be if you really believe that God loves and take
care of his children, if you believe God is still in
control and that all things work together for good to
them who love the Lord.
V. YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH ALL THINGS - vs. 13
This is speaking about all things you can do and should
do in the will of God for the glory of God.
Rom. 8:37 - We are more than conquerors thru him.
VI. YOU HAVE ALL YOU WILL NEED TO SERVE GOD - vs. 18
Verse 19 says God will supply all you need.
"My God" - the Source
"shall supply" - the surety
"all your need" - the sufficiency
"according to his riches in glory" - the standard
"by Christ Jesus" - the Supplier
VII. CHRIST WILL BE WITH ALL OF US - vs. 23
God said "I will never leave you nor forsake you"
The "all" in this verse refers to God’s children.
Are you one of God’s children.