Sermons on Philippians

Sermons on Philippians

How God Supplies Every Need

In Paul’s final remarks, he recognized the church’s maturity due to their willingness to meet the needs of others. God often supplies our needs through the help of one another. God supplies every need by every believer giving every way they can. Philippians 4:14-23 14 Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble. 15 And you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only. 16 Even in…

The Church That Shares Troubles

As Paul suffered in prison, he was able to endure partly due to the church sharing in his troubles. The people of God should be known for their willingness to walk alongside those who are in great need. Philippians 4:14 Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble. Notes Sharing in affliction starts from a position of valuing others. Jesus has the power to change the circumstances but greatly values the relationship and therefore meets them in their grief. People…

I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Contents Me

This passage of Scripture is one of the most quoted and most misinterpreted sections of Scripture. The secret of the Christian life is learning how to live it out regardless of our circumstances. PHILIPPIANS 4:10-13 10 I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. 11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to…

I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Contents Me

This passage of Scripture is one of the most quoted and most misinterpreted sections of Scripture. The secret of the Christian life is learning how to live it out regardless of our circumstances. Philippians 4:10-13 10 I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. 11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to…

When Anxiety Attacks

Making a stance for joy is waging a war against worry. Scripture clearly teaches what a disciple should do when anxiety attacks. The only power that anxiety has is the permission that you give it. Philippians 4:4-9 4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests…

When God’s People Don’t Get Along

In any family, conflict is unavoidable, but, in the family of God, it must be dealt with, or else the church will suffer. Paul singles out two disagreeing church members and instructs us all how to reconcile when conflict comes. Personal conflict must be addressed, or else the entire church will suffer. Philippians 4:1-3 4:1 Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved. 2 I entreat Euodia…

I Pledge Allegiance

As we live our lives on the earth, we are never to forget that our citizenship is in heaven. Ultimately, we belong to another King and another Kingdom. Philippians 3:17-21 17 Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us. 18 For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in…

Keep On Keeping On

Christian maturity is a matter of progression instead of perfection. As we follow Jesus, we gradually grow closer to Him in our personal discipleship. None of us are so spiritually mature that we can afford to coast the rest of the way. Philippians 3:12-16 12 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my…

Knowing Christ Is Better Than Anything Else

Paul had plenty of room to boast in religious, familial, and personal accomplishments, but it was nothing compared to knowing Jesus. The opportunity to know the resurrected Christ is greater than anything else this world offers. Philippians 3:1-11 3 Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you. 2 Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. 3 For we are the circumcision, who worship by…

Good Gospel Friends

Since Paul couldn’t personally gather with the church of Philippi, he planned on sending two individuals who epitomized reliable, gospel companions. We need to have good gospel friends, and we need to be good gospel friends to others. Philippians 2:19-30 We have unfortunately reduced Christianity to a one-time decision rather than a lifelong journey. Life requires companions more than content. Since Paul couldn’t personally gather with the church of Philippi, he planned on sending two individuals who epitomized reliable, gospel…

Stop Your Whining

If we want to make a difference in the world, we must avoid sounding just like the world. We are called to rid ourselves of complaining as we follow Jesus. I have been given a perfect Savior, so why should I complain about imperfect stuff? The challenges of the Christian life will lead us to whine or worship. Philippians 2:14-18 14 Do all things without grumbling or disputing, 15 that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted…

Social Distancing and Spiritual Growth

When it comes to the work of our salvation and sanctification, who is ultimately responsible? Scripture indicates that God works hard through our hard work. How spiritually healthy would your family be if the church doors had to close? The mature Christian must show diligence in personal responsibility and dependence on God’s activity. Philippians 2:12-13 12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation…
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