What would the Lord say to a church that’s got things
together, a church that’s doing well, a good church?
What would God tell a faithful and a well-established
church? That’s what we find in the letter to the church at
complimentary words of the apostle Paul are not just the way Paul
feels about the church at Philippi, it’s the way God feels about
the church at Philippi.
You are doing great … my prayer:
Fellowship in the gospel
Partakers in the work, suffering and grace
Love abound in knowledge & discernment
Approve things that are excellent
Filled with fruit of righteousness
To live is Christ – to die is gain! (Phil.
Prison … furtherance of the gospel
Selfish, insincere teachers … teach!
Executed - released … both
Let your conduct be worthy of the gospel
Let it go. Stuff
doesn’t matter. Think
spiritually, selflessly, godly.
Look out for the interests of others! (Phil.
Fulfill expectation of the gospel.
It’s not about me! (v.3-4)
Adopt the mind & conduct of Christ.
True disciples look and act like the Master!
The bigger, better, stronger the church … the easier to
adopt a served rather than serve attitude!
Work out your own salvation! (Phil.
Not matter if anybody is looking.
With fear and trembling!
Without murmuring & complaining.
You are not really alone
Timothy & Epaphroditus
Quit complaining & get to work!
Count all things loss for Christ and Press on to the goal!
Rejoice – in the Lord – not other stuff
Nothing here compares to eternal life (v.8-11)
Keep pushing – more/better.
There are good & bad examples
Still thinking spiritually.
Still living eternally.
I can do all things through Christ! (Phil.
Work out your
Get your heart right.
All about attitude!
Serving the Lord in all Joy!
Get focused and pursue spiritual growth.
Joy & selfless service no matter what.
Keep giving for others, always.
Don’t complain … get to work.
Think spiritually and act eternally.
the right attitude – it’s all good.
to God in the church by Christ Jesus
Church of Christ