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Keys to a Joyful Life
Philippians 1:3-8
Word study on Joy:  http://www.
Published June 1st, 2012
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2012-01-04 16:45:56
Word study on Joy: http://www.handmaiden.org/issue/joy/word-study.html CPT: Theme: The reasons why Paul was so thankful to God for his friends in Philippi, Thrust: was because his life was filled by the Holy Spirit with so many elements that produced joy in his relationshop with them. Title: Keys to a Joyful Life Text: Philippians 1:3-8 Pre-Introduction: anything unrelated to the sermon Main Introduction: Getting the audience attention of sermon. Illustration. As a third-century man was anticipating death, he penned these last words to a friend: "It's a bad world, an incredibly bad world. But I have discovered in the midst of it a quiet and holy people who have learned a great secret. They have found a joy which is a thousand times better than any pleasure of our sinful life. They are despised and persecuted, but they care not. They are masters of their souls. They have overcome the world. These people are the Christians--and I am one of them." Wow - can we say that about ourselves as believers today? Here is a guy who understood the biblical definition of joy. He understood that biblical joy is having a settled conviction that God sovereignly controls the events of life for the believer's good and God's glory and that all things work together for good to them that love the Lord and are the called according to his purpose (Rom. 8:28). Raising a need Orientation to the theme or CPS Full Statement: The reasons why Paul was so thankful to God for his friendship with the believers in Philippi, was because in times of difficulty, the Holy Spirit brought them together in support of one another, increasing their fellowship that produced unspeakable joy. Statement of Purpose Purpose: My purpose today is to challenge us to let our circumstances to bring our relationships closer together, to generate an increased Spirit-generated fellowship that brings so much joy in our lives. CPS: Theme : What are some things that can become a great source of joy in the life of a believer from Spirit-generated relationships, in times of difficulty? Thrust: [The first thing that became a great source of Joy for Paul regarding his beloved friends, was that their Spirit-generated relationship is thbrought him... I. Joyful memories (v. 3) [What was it about the Philippian church that Paul remembered that gave him so much joy? Well, the Philippian church brought Paul so much blessing over the years of his ministry.] 1. Maybe he remembered from the beginning when he was led by the Holy Spirit to go to Philippi and their under his preaching a woman named Lydia was converted and her household. But instead of just sending him off, they showed great generosity and hospitality toward Paul. cf. Acts 16 2. Maybe he was remembering when he cast out the demon from the young demon possesed girl in Philippi, freeing her to a relationship with God. 3. Maybe thought of the time when he and his companion (Silas) were thrown into a Philippian Jail and how God got the glory out of that by saving the Jailer and his whole household. 4. Surely he remember the financial blessing that they blessed him with even when other churchs wouldn't. In 2Cor. 8 Life lessons: - Pleasent memories can become a great source of Joy when facing hardships. - The kind of memories we produce today, will affect the kind of joy we will have tomorrow. - For memories to be a blessing and not a curse to us, we must be a blessing and not a curse to others! - Quote: "Most people live the first half of their life making the second half of their life miserable!" - What kind of memories are you creating today for your future joy? [Paul's relationship with the Philippian church not only created joyful memories, but also...] II. J oyful prayers (v. 4) A. Paul included the Philippians in his prayers frequently because they were a source of frequent joy. B. The Philippians weren't the only church that Paul mentioned in his prayers frequently. He also included the Colossians (cf. 1:3) and the Thessolonians (cf. 1Th. 1:2) frequently as well. Life Lessons: - Who do you think of when you pray? [Joyful memories and joyful prayers are the result of...] III. J oyful partnerships (v. 5) A. The reason Paul was so joyful about the relationship he had with the Phlippian church, was because they shared in the work of the gospel together. 1. from the first day... refers to when Lydia opened her home to him - Acts. 16:15. 2. until now ... refers to all the times (Macedonia and Thessolonica) that they showed their support to Paul - (cf. Php. 4:15-16) and now in Rome through Epaphroditus - (cf. Php. 4:18). Life Lessons: - Who have you been a great source of blessing to in ministry, whether directly (your presence) or indirectly (providing resources)? [Joyful memories and prayers are a result of joyful gospel sharing partnerships. These joyful memories, prayers and partnerships produce within us...] IV. J oyful confidence (v. 6-7) A. The good work of salvation - (cf. Titus 2:11; 3:4-7) B. The good work of sanctification - instaneously and progressively set apart for God's holy work. C. The good work of service - God providing whatever help is needed to serve him in supporting, defending and confirming the gospel. - (cf. Php. 4:13; 2Cor. 9:6-10) Life Lessons: If we lack confidence in the work God is doing in our lives, it maybe because we lack creating pleasent memories by getting involved in the work of ministry with others in sharing and spreading the gospel. [Joyful memories and prayers from joyful gospel sharing partnerships not only produce within us joyful confidence, but they also produce within us...] V. J oyful affections (v. 8) A. Paul had a deep affectionate love for his Philippian friends that he called - the affection of Christ. 1. This is the kind of love that Christ shows toward all believers. 2. This is the kind of love that Christ commands all of his disciples to love on another with. (cf. John 13:34) 3. This is the kind of love that Christ identifies with those as being his true disciples. (cf. John 13:35) 4. This is the kind of love that is only taught by God. (cf. 1Thess. 4:9-10). 5. This is the kind of love that is only found in the example of Christ. (cf. 1John 3:16). Life Lessons: - Christians who practice love always experience joy.
10000000084383 84383 Notes 2011-07-16 20:55:16 2012-01-04 16:45:56 Word study on Joy: http://www.handmaiden.org/issue/joy/word-study.html CPT: Theme: The reasons why Paul was so thankful to God for his friends in Philippi, Thrust: was because his life was filled by the Holy Spirit with so many elements that produced joy in his relationshop with them. Title: Keys to a Joyful Life Text: Philippians 1:3-8 Pre-Introduction: anything unrelated to the sermon Main Introduction: Getting the audience attention of sermon. Illustration. As a third-century man was anticipating death, he penned these last words to a friend: "It's a bad world, an incredibly bad world. But I have discovered in the midst of it a quiet and holy people who have learned a great secret. They have found a joy which is a thousand times better than any pleasure of our sinful life. They are despised and persecuted, but they care not. They are masters of their souls. They have overcome the world. These people are the Christians--and I am one of them." Wow - can we say that about ourselves as believers today? Here is a guy who understood the biblical definition of joy. He understood that biblical joy is having a settled conviction that God sovereignly controls the events of life for the believer's good and God's glory and that all things work together for good to them that love the Lord and are the called according to his purpose (Rom. 8:28). Raising a need Orientation to the theme or CPS Full Statement: The reasons why Paul was so thankful to God for his friendship with the believers in Philippi, was because in times of difficulty, the Holy Spirit brought them together in support of one another, increasing their fellowship that produced unspeakable joy. Statement of Purpose Purpose: My purpose today is to challenge us to let our circumstances to bring our relationships closer together, to generate an increased Spirit-generated fellowship that brings so much joy in our lives. CPS: Theme : What are some things that can become a great source of joy in the life of a believer from Spirit-generated relationships, in times of difficulty? Thrust: [The first thing that became a great source of Joy for Paul regarding his beloved friends, was that their Spirit-generated relationship is thbrought him... I. Joyful memories (v. 3) [What was it about the Philippian church that Paul remembered that gave him so much joy? Well, the Philippian church brought Paul so much blessing over the years of his ministry.] 1. Maybe he remembered from the beginning when he was led by the Holy Spirit to go to Philippi and their under his preaching a woman named Lydia was converted and her household. But instead of just sending him off, they showed great generosity and hospitality toward Paul. cf. Acts 16 2. Maybe he was remembering when he cast out the demon from the young demon possesed girl in Philippi, freeing her to a relationship with God. 3. Maybe thought of the time when he and his companion (Silas) were thrown into a Philippian Jail and how God got the glory out of that by saving the Jailer and his whole household. 4. Surely he remember the financial blessing that they blessed him with even when other churchs wouldn't. In 2Cor. 8 Life lessons: - Pleasent memories can become a great source of Joy when facing hardships. - The kind of memories we produce today, will affect the kind of joy we will have tomorrow. - For memories to be a blessing and not a curse to us, we must be a blessing and not a curse to others! - Quote: "Most people live the first half of their life making the second half of their life miserable!" - What kind of memories are you creating today for your future joy? [Paul's relationship with the Philippian church not only created joyful memories, but also...] II. J oyful prayers (v. 4) A. Paul included the Philippians in his prayers frequently because they were a source of frequent joy. B. The Philippians weren't the only church that Paul mentioned in his prayers frequently. He also included the Colossians (cf. 1:3) and the Thessolonians (cf. 1Th. 1:2) frequently as well. Life Lessons: - Who do you think of when you pray? [Joyful memories and joyful prayers are the result of...] III. J oyful partnerships (v. 5) A. The reason Paul was so joyful about the relationship he had with the Phlippian church, was because they shared in the work of the gospel together. 1. from the first day... refers to when Lydia opened her home to him - Acts. 16:15. 2. until now ... refers to all the times (Macedonia and Thessolonica) that they showed their support to Paul - (cf. Php. 4:15-16) and now in Rome through Epaphroditus - (cf. Php. 4:18). Life Lessons: - Who have you been a great source of blessing to in ministry, whether directly (your presence) or indirectly (providing resources)? [Joyful memories and prayers are a result of joyful gospel sharing partnerships. These joyful memories, prayers and partnerships produce within us...] IV. J oyful confidence (v. 6-7) A. The good work of salvation - (cf. Titus 2:11; 3:4-7) B. The good work of sanctification - instaneously and progressively set apart for God's holy work. C. The good work of service - God providing whatever help is needed to serve him in supporting, defending and confirming the gospel. - (cf. Php. 4:13; 2Cor. 9:6-10) Life Lessons: If we lack confidence in the work God is doing in our lives, it maybe because we lack creating pleasent memories by getting involved in the work of ministry with others in sharing and spreading the gospel. [Joyful memories and prayers from joyful gospel sharing partnerships not only produce within us joyful confidence, but they also produce within us...] V. J oyful affections (v. 8) A. Paul had a deep affectionate love for his Philippian friends that he called - the affection of Christ. 1. This is the kind of love that Christ shows toward all believers. 2. This is the kind of love that Christ commands all of his disciples to love on another with. (cf. John 13:34) 3. This is the kind of love that Christ identifies with those as being his true disciples. (cf. John 13:35) 4. This is the kind of love that is only taught by God. (cf. 1Thess. 4:9-10). 5. This is the kind of love that is only found in the example of Christ. (cf. 1John 3:16). Life Lessons: - Christians who practice love always experience joy. notes
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Philippians 1:3-8
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I thank my God in all my remembrance of you,
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 from the first day until now.
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And I am sure of this , that he who began a good work in you
will bring it to completion
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at the day of Jesus Christ.
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It is right for me to feel this way about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace, 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 .
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10000000084383 84383 Arc 2011-07-16 20:55:16 2012-01-04 16:45:56 editing Philippians 1 3 1 8 Philippians 1:3-8 50 NT esv i161006 i161007 i161008 i160997 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, i160998 always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy , series i160999 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. ground 1 i161009 i161010 i161011 i161012 i161000 And I am sure of this , that he who began a good work in you i161001 will bring it to completion actionresult 2 i161002 at the day of Jesus Christ. temporal 1 i161003 It is right for me to feel this way about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel. ideaexplanation 1 i161013 i161004 For God is my witness , how I yearn for you all i161005 with the affection of Christ Jesus . actionmanner 1 series actionresult 2 1 1 1 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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