Philippians (Week 1)

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Philippians Series
A 5 week message series on the book of Philippians. A letter written for you and me. for living. for today. (Week 1)

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  • 1. 5So the churches were strengthened in the faithand grew daily in numbers.9 During the night Paul had a vision of a man ofMacedonia standing and begging him, “Comeover to Macedonia and help us.” 10 After Paulhad seen the vision, we got ready at once toleave for Macedonia, concluding that God hadcalled us to preach the gospel to them. Acts 16:5, 9-10
  • 2. 13 On the Sabbath we went outside the city gateto the river, where we expected to find a place ofprayer. We sat down and began to speak to thewomen who had gathered there. 14 One of thoselistening was a woman from the city of Thyatiranamed Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was aworshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart torespond to Paul’s message. 15 When she andthe members of her household were baptized, Acts 16:13-15
  • 3. she invited us to her home. “If you consider mea believer in the Lord,” she said, “come andstay at my house.” And she persuaded us. Acts 16:13-15
  • 4. 17She followed Paul and the rest of us,shouting, “These men are servants of the MostHigh God, who are telling you the way to besaved.” 18 She kept this up for many days.Finally Paul became so annoyed that he turnedaround and said to the spirit, “In the name ofJesus Christ I command you to come out ofher!” At that moment the spirit left her. Acts 16:17-18
  • 5. 19When her owners realized that their hope ofmaking money was gone, they seized Paul andSilas and dragged them into the marketplace toface the authorities. 20 They brought thembefore the magistrates and said, “These menare Jews, and are throwing our city into anuproar 21 by advocating customs unlawful for usRomans to accept or practice.” 22 The crowdjoined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and Acts 16:19-23
  • 6. the magistrates ordered them to be strippedand beaten with rods. 23 After they had beenseverely flogged, they were thrown into prison,and the jailer was commanded to guard themcarefully. Acts 16:19-23
  • 7. 30He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs,what must I do to be saved?” 31 They replied,“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will besaved—you and your household.” 32 Then theyspoke the word of the Lord to him and to all theothers in his house. 33 At that hour of the nightthe jailer took them and washed their wounds;then immediately he and all his household werebaptized. 34 The jailer brought them into his Acts 16:30-34
  • 8. house and set a meal before them; he was filledwith joy because he had come to believe in God—he and his whole household. Acts 16:30-34
  • 9. 37 But Paul said to the officers: “They beat uspublicly without a trial, even though we areRoman citizens, and threw us into prison. Andnow do they want to get rid of us quietly? No!Let them come themselves and escort us out.”38 The officers reported this to the magistrates,and when they heard that Paul and Silas wereRoman citizens, they were alarmed. 39 Theycame to appease them and escorted them from Acts 16:37-40
  • 10. the prison, requesting them to leave the city.37 After Paul and Silas came out of the prison,they went to Lydia’s house, where they met withthe believers and encouraged them. Then theyleft. Acts 16:37-40
  • 11. 6being confident of this, that he who began agood work in you will carry it on to completionuntil the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6