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Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Are you a child of GOD? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To enumerate some characteristics of children of GOD as found in these verses Philippians 2:14-16 IV. TEXT: Philippians 2:14-16 (Amplified Bible)

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are you a child of GOD?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To enumerate some characteristics of children of GOD as found in these verses Philippians 2:14-16

IV. TEXT:

Philippians 2:14-16 (Amplified Bible)

Do all things without grumbling and faultfinding and complaining [against God] and questioning and doubting [among yourselves],

That you may show yourselves to be blameless and guileless, innocent and uncontaminated, children of God without blemish (faultless, unrebukable) in the midst of a crooked and wicked generation [spiritually perverted and perverse], among whom you are seen as bright lights (stars or beacons shining out clearly) in the [dark] world,

Holding out [to it] and offering [to all men] the Word of Life, so that in the day of Christ I may have something of which exultantly to rejoice and glory in that I did not run my race in vain or spend my labor to no purpose.

V. THESIS:

Some characteristics of children of GOD as found in these verses Philippians 2:14-16

VI. TITLE:

Children of GOD without fault

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Apostle Paul

B. Date written: 60 - 64 A.D.

C. Purpose: 3-fold purposes:

1. To express Paul's affection for the Philippian believers

2. To thank them for their gift

3. To encourage them to a lifestyle of unity, holiness and joy

D. To whom written: Philippian believers

E. Main theme: JESUS CHRIST

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Do everything without complaining or arguing

"Do all things without grumbling and faultfinding and complaining [against God] and questioning and doubting [among yourselves],"

Philippians 2:14 (Amplified Bible)

Do all things without grumbling and faultfinding and complaining [against God] and questioning and doubting [among yourselves],

1 Corinthians 10:10 (Amplified Bible)

Nor discontentedly complain as some of them did—and were put out of the way entirely by the destroyer (death).

John 6:43 (Amplified Bible)

So Jesus answered them, Stop grumbling and saying things against Me to one another.

Proverbs 20:3 (Amplified Bible)

It is an honor for a man to cease from strife and keep aloof from it, but every fool will quarrel.

2 Timothy 2:24 (Amplified Bible)

And the servant of the Lord must not be quarrelsome (fighting and contending). Instead, he must be kindly to everyone and mild-tempered [preserving the bond of peace]; he must be a skilled and suitable teacher, patient and forbearing and willing to suffer wrong.

Philippians 2:3 (Amplified Bible)

Do nothing from factional motives [through contentiousness, strife, selfishness, or for unworthy ends] or prompted by conceit and empty arrogance. Instead, in the true spirit of humility (lowliness of mind) let each regard the others as better than and superior to himself [thinking more highly of one another than you do of yourselves].

Proverbs 26:17 (Amplified Bible)

He who, passing by, stops to meddle with strife that is none of his business is like one who takes a dog by the ears.

If we can do everything without strife, as the Word of GOD said, it's an honor for us.


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