TO KNOW CHRIST
Life Lessons from Paul’s Letter to the Philippians
#2 PARTNERS IN GRACE AND GOSPEL
3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now…
Philippians 1:3-5 (NIV)
PAUL THANKS GOD FOR THE PEOPLE IN HIS LIFE
Response: Be Grateful For The People In Your Life
6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Philippians 1:6 (NIV)
PAUL PRAYS WITH CONFIDENCE BECAUSE GOD WILL FINISH WHAT HE HAS STARTED
Response: Be Patient With The Progress Of Others
7 It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me. 8 God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.
Philippians 1:7-8 (NIV)
PAUL LONGS FOR THEM WITH THE AFFECTION OF CHRIST
Response: Love People From The Heart
9 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.
Philippians 1:9-11 (NIV)
PAUL PRAYS FOR THEIR ONGOING GROWTH IN CHRIST
That They Will Grow In Love
That They Will Grow In Light
That They Will Grow In Life