Joy-Filled Fellowship
Philippians 1:1-11
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Repetition in passage: you, your Logical relationship in passage: Cause and effect What produced the joy in Paul's mind, heart and prayer for his Philippian friends? 1. The Partnership that God had started with him in the gospel. (v. 3-5) 2. The Perfecting work that Christ would complete in them. (v. 6) 3. The Pleasure of participating in the gracious spreading of the gospel. (v. 7-8) 4. The Power of growing in the fruit of righteousness that glorifies and praises God. (v. 9-11) Abounding love in knowledge and discernment -> approving excellent things -> sincere and blameless -> filled with the fruit of righteousness(good works) (v. 9 -> v. 10a -> v. 10b -> v. 11) Psychological Relationship in passage: Friendship between Paul and Philippian church INTERPRETATION/ APPLICATION- If you're thankful for someone, you should be praying FOR them - FOR their growth - and with JOY. It's one thing to pray ABOUT someone - thanking God for them. It's a totally different thing to pray for their growth specifically. The Gospel and working in the Gospel is what binds us together and truly makes us thankful/ joyful for one another. - unknown author - Title: Fellowship that Glorifies God Text: Philippians 1:3-11 Purpose: To describe and call us to the kind of fellowship that brings honor and glory to God. Pre-Introduction: The Greek word for fellowship comes from a root meaning common or shared. Fellowship means common participation in something either by giving what you have to the other person or receiving what he or she has. Give and take is the essence of fellowship, and give and take must be the way of fellowship in the common life of the body of Christ. The end of Christian fellowship is the bring glory and praise to God. What are some things we tend to think of, when we think of fellowship? Fun activities and potluck lunches or dinners. We think of picnics and parties at the park right? These may be a by product of fellowship, however, all these things can be going on in a church without that church still having Godly fellowship. Fellowship that glorifies God is not found in mere external activities. But the kind of fellowship that brings God glory is found in the attitude, unity, love and service we have and demonstrate toward one another. Paul commended the Philippian church for showing this kind of fellowship toward him. May they serve as an example for us today. Supporting Evidence What were some of the sweet memories that the Holy Spirit brought to Paul's mind about the Philippian church that gave him this attitude of thanksgiving, joy, confidence? - Maybe it was when the Lord opened the heart of a lady named Lydia by a riverside near Philippi and saved her and her entire household. This woman also was the one who showed her personal hospitality to Paul and Silas after there imprisonment in Philippi. - Maybe he had memories of the demon-possessed girl whom by the power of the Spirit of God was able to cast the demon out of her...and perhaps was born again as a result. - Maybe it was the whole memory of that whole jail situation in Philippi, where he and Silas were bound by shackles and after singing praises and worshiping God, how God shook the prison and loosed all of the prisoners bands and freed them all, only to have Paul and Silas not flee, but preach the gospel to the Philippian jailor who he and his whole household were saved. And they show their tender love to Paul and Silas by caring for their wounds - And there was those memories of the times when the Philippians sent money to him on multiple occasions to aid him in ministry. When you can recall postive things like this in your mind about people, you cannot help but have an attitude of thanksgiving, joy and confidence that God is doing a good work within them. When we are yielded to the spirit, he will erase the tape in our minds of bitterness, unforgiveness and grudge holding and give us memories of that produce attitudes of thanksgiving, joy and confidence toward one another. Introduction: Paul identified his relationship with the Philippian church as one of grace and peace, and then he gives us insight to 4 essential elements that described his fellowship with the saints and Philippi, which bring honor and glory to God. Sermon Outline Our Fellowship glorifies God when: I. We have a joy-filled attitude toward one another. (v. 3-8) 3 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, 4 always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, 5 in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now. 6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. There are 5 attitudes that mark true genuine Christian fellowship. A. We think about one another with joy. (v. 3) 3 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, B. We pray for one another with joy. (v. 4) 4 always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, C. We share with one another with joy. (v. 5) 5 in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now. D. We hope with expectation for one another with joy. (v.6) 6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. E. We love each other with joy. (v.7-8) 7 For it is only right for me to feel this way about you all, because I have you in my heart, since both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers of grace with me. 8 For God is my witness, how I long for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. There are 3 elements of unity that mark Christian fellowship. A. We support one another in time of need . (v. 7a) B. We stand together to uphold the truth . (v. 7b) C. We share the love of Christ in our heart toward one another. (v. 8) Supporting Evidence It is really have the right attitude that enables us to be united with one another. What a wonderful fellowship they had together. It kind of reminds me of the fellowship the believers had in Acts 2. 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. III. We grow having a joy-filled love for one another. (v. 9-11) 9 And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may approve the things that are excellent , in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ; 11 having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. There are 4 characteristics that enable Christian fellowship to grow in love. A. A love for proper a understanding and application of truth. (v. 9) B. A pursuit of becoming excellent students of the word of God. (v. 10a) C. A motive to live a life of personal and relational integrity . (v. 10b) D. A life of good works that come from Christ, and therefore, honors Christ. (v. 11) Love --> excellence --> integrity --> good works http://rmcrob.com/biblestudies/philippians.html Philippians 1:3-11 How did Paul identify himself and his coworker? How did he greet the Philippians? When Paul thought about the Philippians, what did he do? When Paul prayed for the Philippians, how did he feel? How would the Philippians have felt as they started to read this letter from Paul? What is the basis for mutual encouragement among Christians (v. 6)? How can we offer godly encouragement to other Christians today? Who is there in our church or in your circle of influence that you can encourage this week? How strong were Paul’s affections for the people of the Philippian church? Why did Paul feel so strongly about and have such a good relationship with the Philippians? Why does going through difficulties together bring about close relationships? Is there someone you are close to because you went through a difficult time together? In v. 4 Paul told the Philippians that he was praying for them; in vv. 9-11 he reported on the content and intent of his prayers for them. What was the main thing he asked for? What were the two results he wanted to see as a result of God answering prayer? What final overall result was Paul looking for? Does the content of Paul’s prayer surprise you? He focuses on their growth in love rather than on their growth in general. What do "knowledge and depth of insight" have to do with love? What do they have to do with being "pure and blameless"? How is the heart involved in the head and the spirit ? What is your working definition of "love"? How is the concept of love, as taught in the Bible, different from the world’s notion of love? How can we practically go about following the command: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ (Mt. 22:37)? When people love the Lord— really love the Lord—how do their lives change? How is the ability to discern developed? Have you ever become spiritually confused because you lacked discernment? Has your ability to "discern what is best" improved with time? How can you differentiate what is best from what is good ? Why is that necessary? What is the content of your prayers for our church? How can Paul’s prayer for the Philippian church serve as a model for us? How has your love grown in knowledge and depth of insight in the last several months? What has contributed to that growth? When is it ok for a saint to stop growing?
10000000060140 60140 Notes 2010-12-05 21:35:49 2011-01-05 14:24:43 Repetition in passage: you, your Logical relationship in passage: Cause and effect What produced the joy in Paul's mind, heart and prayer for his Philippian friends? 1. The Partnership that God had started with him in the gospel. (v. 3-5) 2. The Perfecting work that Christ would complete in them. (v. 6) 3. The Pleasure of participating in the gracious spreading of the gospel. (v. 7-8) 4. The Power of growing in the fruit of righteousness that glorifies and praises God. (v. 9-11) Abounding love in knowledge and discernment -> approving excellent things -> sincere and blameless -> filled with the fruit of righteousness(good works) (v. 9 -> v. 10a -> v. 10b -> v. 11) Psychological Relationship in passage: Friendship between Paul and Philippian church INTERPRETATION/ APPLICATION- If you're thankful for someone, you should be praying FOR them - FOR their growth - and with JOY. It's one thing to pray ABOUT someone - thanking God for them. It's a totally different thing to pray for their growth specifically. The Gospel and working in the Gospel is what binds us together and truly makes us thankful/ joyful for one another. - unknown author - Title: Fellowship that Glorifies God Text: Philippians 1:3-11 Purpose: To describe and call us to the kind of fellowship that brings honor and glory to God. Pre-Introduction: The Greek word for fellowship comes from a root meaning common or shared. Fellowship means common participation in something either by giving what you have to the other person or receiving what he or she has. Give and take is the essence of fellowship, and give and take must be the way of fellowship in the common life of the body of Christ. The end of Christian fellowship is the bring glory and praise to God. What are some things we tend to think of, when we think of fellowship? Fun activities and potluck lunches or dinners. We think of picnics and parties at the park right? These may be a by product of fellowship, however, all these things can be going on in a church without that church still having Godly fellowship. Fellowship that glorifies God is not found in mere external activities. But the kind of fellowship that brings God glory is found in the attitude, unity, love and service we have and demonstrate toward one another. Paul commended the Philippian church for showing this kind of fellowship toward him. May they serve as an example for us today. Supporting Evidence What were some of the sweet memories that the Holy Spirit brought to Paul's mind about the Philippian church that gave him this attitude of thanksgiving, joy, confidence? - Maybe it was when the Lord opened the heart of a lady named Lydia by a riverside near Philippi and saved her and her entire household. This woman also was the one who showed her personal hospitality to Paul and Silas after there imprisonment in Philippi. - Maybe he had memories of the demon-possessed girl whom by the power of the Spirit of God was able to cast the demon out of her...and perhaps was born again as a result. - Maybe it was the whole memory of that whole jail situation in Philippi, where he and Silas were bound by shackles and after singing praises and worshiping God, how God shook the prison and loosed all of the prisoners bands and freed them all, only to have Paul and Silas not flee, but preach the gospel to the Philippian jailor who he and his whole household were saved. And they show their tender love to Paul and Silas by caring for their wounds - And there was those memories of the times when the Philippians sent money to him on multiple occasions to aid him in ministry. When you can recall postive things like this in your mind about people, you cannot help but have an attitude of thanksgiving, joy and confidence that God is doing a good work within them. When we are yielded to the spirit, he will erase the tape in our minds of bitterness, unforgiveness and grudge holding and give us memories of that produce attitudes of thanksgiving, joy and confidence toward one another. Introduction: Paul identified his relationship with the Philippian church as one of grace and peace, and then he gives us insight to 4 essential elements that described his fellowship with the saints and Philippi, which bring honor and glory to God. Sermon Outline Our Fellowship glorifies God when: I. We have a joy-filled attitude toward one another. (v. 3-8) 3 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, 4 always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, 5 in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now. 6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. There are 5 attitudes that mark true genuine Christian fellowship. A. We think about one another with joy. (v. 3) 3 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, B. We pray for one another with joy. (v. 4) 4 always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, C. We share with one another with joy. (v. 5) 5 in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now. D. We hope with expectation for one another with joy. (v.6) 6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. E. We love each other with joy. (v.7-8) 7 For it is only right for me to feel this way about you all, because I have you in my heart, since both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers of grace with me. 8 For God is my witness, how I long for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. There are 3 elements of unity that mark Christian fellowship. A. We support one another in time of need . (v. 7a) B. We stand together to uphold the truth . (v. 7b) C. We share the love of Christ in our heart toward one another. (v. 8) Supporting Evidence It is really have the right attitude that enables us to be united with one another. What a wonderful fellowship they had together. It kind of reminds me of the fellowship the believers had in Acts 2. 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. III. We grow having a joy-filled love for one another. (v. 9-11) 9 And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may approve the things that are excellent , in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ; 11 having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. There are 4 characteristics that enable Christian fellowship to grow in love. A. A love for proper a understanding and application of truth. (v. 9) B. A pursuit of becoming excellent students of the word of God. (v. 10a) C. A motive to live a life of personal and relational integrity . (v. 10b) D. A life of good works that come from Christ, and therefore, honors Christ. (v. 11) Love --> excellence --> integrity --> good works http://rmcrob.com/biblestudies/philippians.html Philippians 1:3-11 How did Paul identify himself and his coworker? How did he greet the Philippians? When Paul thought about the Philippians, what did he do? When Paul prayed for the Philippians, how did he feel? How would the Philippians have felt as they started to read this letter from Paul? What is the basis for mutual encouragement among Christians (v. 6)? How can we offer godly encouragement to other Christians today? Who is there in our church or in your circle of influence that you can encourage this week? How strong were Paul’s affections for the people of the Philippian church? Why did Paul feel so strongly about and have such a good relationship with the Philippians? Why does going through difficulties together bring about close relationships? Is there someone you are close to because you went through a difficult time together? In v. 4 Paul told the Philippians that he was praying for them; in vv. 9-11 he reported on the content and intent of his prayers for them. What was the main thing he asked for? What were the two results he wanted to see as a result of God answering prayer? What final overall result was Paul looking for? Does the content of Paul’s prayer surprise you? He focuses on their growth in love rather than on their growth in general. What do "knowledge and depth of insight" have to do with love? What do they have to do with being "pure and blameless"? How is the heart involved in the head and the spirit ? What is your working definition of "love"? How is the concept of love, as taught in the Bible, different from the world’s notion of love? How can we practically go about following the command: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ (Mt. 22:37)? When people love the Lord— really love the Lord—how do their lives change? How is the ability to discern developed? Have you ever become spiritually confused because you lacked discernment? Has your ability to "discern what is best" improved with time? How can you differentiate what is best from what is good ? Why is that necessary? What is the content of your prayers for our church? How can Paul’s prayer for the Philippian church serve as a model for us? How has your love grown in knowledge and depth of insight in the last several months? What has contributed to that growth? When is it ok for a saint to stop growing? notes
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2010-12-05 21:35:49
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Philippians
Philippians 1:1-11
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Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus,
To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers and deacons:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
I thank my God in all my remembrance of you ,
in that, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy ,
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because of your partnership in the gospel
ground
from the first day until now.
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For , I am confident of this,
that is, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion
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at the day of Jesus Christ.
For , It is right for me to feel this way about you all,
because I hold you in my heart,
for these reasons: you are all partakers with me of grace,
that is , both in my imprisonment
and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel.
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For, God is my witness,
how I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus.
And it is my prayer
that is , that your love may abound more and more,
with knowledge and all discernment ,
so that you may approve what is excellent ,
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and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,
filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ,
to the glory and praise of God .
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10000000060140 60140 Arc 2010-12-05 21:35:49 2011-01-05 14:24:43 editing Philippians 1 1 1 11 Philippians 1:1-11 50 NT esv i160622 i160623 i160598 Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, i160599 To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers and deacons: i160600 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. i160624 i160625 i160626 i160627 i160628 i160629 i160601 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you , i160602 in that, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy , actionmanner 1 i160603 because of your partnership in the gospel ground 1 i160604 from the first day until now. temporal 1 i160630 i160631 i160605 For , I am confident of this, i160606 that is, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion ideaexplanation 1 i160607 at the day of Jesus Christ. temporal 1 i160632 i160633 i160634 i160608 For , It is right for me to feel this way about you all, i160609 because I hold you in my heart, ground 1 i160635 i160610 for these reasons: you are all partakers with me of grace, i160636 i160611 that is , both in my imprisonment i160612 and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel. series ideaexplanation 1 ground 1 i160637 i160613 For, God is my witness, i160614 how I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. ideaexplanation 1 ground 1 i160638 i160615 And it is my prayer i160639 i160640 i160641 i160642 i160643 i160616 that is , that your love may abound more and more, i160617 with knowledge and all discernment , series i160618 so that you may approve what is excellent , actionresult 2 i160619 and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, actionresult 2 i160620 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, actionresult 2 i160621 to the glory and praise of God . actionresult 2 ideaexplanation 1 actionresult 2 1 1 1 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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