Want to bring some context to everything that’s been shared the past weeks Why was Paul writing this letter and including the points we’ve spoken on?
Where is Philippi
Keeping within Scripture where is this church mentioned? Acts 16:12-end and one verse in Acts 20 Letter itself
Check out the way Paul esteems them through his contrast in verses 1, 2 – servants/slaves v’s “God’s holy people” So why is this important when considering what has been shared these past weeks?
Paul’s in prison (probably in Rome). Church birthed out of a miracle in Philippi prison – Paul not seeing that this time What did we learn the other week? The gospel being proclaimed is not hindered by our circumstances BUT should be proclaimed regardless of them.
How do you feel when other ministries pop up and see fruit on your turf? Rejoice that the gospel is going forth regardless of how it’s done
Let’s consider our own hearts. Have we compromised the truth? Do we allow issues to separate us from others instead of working at resolving them? Conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the Gospel Stand firm in one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith
The same mindset as Christ: Humbled Himself – disregarded His status Obedient to the point of death = FOR US
This needs to be our response!!!!!!!!!!!
Book of Philippians Session Six Connecting The Dots