Christians Facing Opposition (Philippians 1:27-30)

Christians Facing Opposition

Scripture:

Philippians 1:27-30

27 Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel, 28 and not in any way terrified by your adversaries, which is to them a proof of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that from God. 29 For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake, 30 having the same conflict which you saw in me and now hear is in me.

Sermon Notes:

1. Face opposition with ________________

2. Face opposition with ________________

3. Face opposition with ________________

4. Face opposition with ________________

5. Face opposition with ________________ in mind

Scripture taken from the New King James Version ®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Live Out Your Citizenship (Philippians 1:27-30)

Live Out Your Citizenship

Scripture:

Philippians 1:27-30

27 Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel, 28 and not in any way terrified by your adversaries, which is to them a proof of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that from God. 29 For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake, 30 having the same conflict which you saw in me and now hear is in me.

Sermon Notes:

1. Citizenship means _________________

2. Citizenship means _________________

3. Citizenship means _________________

4. Citizenship means _________________

5. Citizenship means _________________


Scripture taken from the New King James Version ®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

It Is Life or Death (Philippians 1:19-26)

It Is Life or Death

Scripture:

Philippians 1:19-26

9 For I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayer and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, 20 according to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. 21 For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22 But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I cannot tell. 23 For I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. 24 Nevertheless to remain in the flesh is more needful for you. 25 And being confident of this, I know that I shall remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy of faith, 26 that your rejoicing for me may be more abundant in Jesus Christ by my coming to you again.

Sermon Notes:

1. God is going to ________ _________ of me.

2. God’s ________ is my desire.

3. God has _________ __________ for me to do.

Scripture taken from the New King James Version ®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Advancing Through Adversity (Philippians 1:12-18)

Advancing Through Adversity

Scripture:

Philippians 1:12-18

12 But I want you to know, brethren, that the things which happened to me have actually turned out for the furtherance of the gospel, 13 so that it has become evident to the whole palace guard, and to all the rest, that my chains are in Christ; 14 and most of the brethren in the Lord, having become confident by my chains, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.

15 Some indeed preach Christ even from envy and strife, and some also from goodwill: 16 The former preach Christ from selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my chains; 17 but the latter out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel. 18 What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is preached; and in this I rejoice, yes, and will rejoice.

Sermon Notes:

1. His chains enabled new _________________

2. His confinement encouraged new _________________

3. Their competition enlarged the _____________________


Scripture taken from the New King James Version ®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Growing As You’re Going (Philippians 1:9-11)


Growing As You’re Going

Scripture:

Philippians 1:9-11

And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, 10 that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, 11 being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Sermon Notes:

1. Christians will grow in making the ___________ _____________

2. Christians need to grow in _____________

3. Christians need to grow in _______________

4. Christians will grow in _____________________

5. Christians who grow will ____________ ______

Scripture taken from the New King James Version ®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Real Love Is Not Blind (Philippians 1:9-11)

Real Love Is Not Blind

Scripture:

Philippians 1:9-11

9 And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, 10 that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, 11 being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Sermon Notes:

1. Christians need to grow in ___________

2. Christians need to grow in ___________________

3. Christians need to grow in _______________________

Scripture taken from the New King James Version ®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

The Difference One Word Makes (Philippians 1:3-8)

The Difference One Word Makes

Scripture:

Philippians 1:3-8

3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, 4 always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, 5 for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; 7 just as it is right for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as both in my chains and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers with me of grace. 8 For God is my witness, how greatly I long for you all with the affection of Jesus Christ.

Sermon Notes:

1. The focus of _________________

2. The need of _________________ ____________________

3. The ____________________ of Paul

Scripture taken from the New King James Version ®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Christian Fellowship (Philippians 1:3-8)

"Christian Fellowship"

Scripture:

Philippians 1:3-8

3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, 4 always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, 5 for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; 7 just as it is right for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as both in my chains and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers with me of grace. 8 For God is my witness, how greatly I long for you all with the affection of Jesus Christ.

Sermon Notes:

1. They had a shared _________________

2. They shared _________________ for each other.

3. They shared in ____________________

4. They shared in ________

5. They shared in _____________

6. The shared in the _____________ of the _________________

Scripture taken from the New King James Version ®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Saints In Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:1-2)

Saints In Christ Jesus

Scripture:

Philippians 1:1-2

1 Paul and Timothy, bondservants of Jesus Christ,

To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the [a]bishops and deacons:

2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Sermon Notes:

1.    Christians are to be _________________ from the world
2.    Christians are to be _________________ to God
3.    Christians are to be _____ ____________ with Christ
4.    Christians are to be __________________ by the Holy Spirit
5.    Christians are to be holy in their __________________

Scripture taken from the New King James Version ®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Slaves of Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:1-2)

Slaves of Christ Jesus

Scripture:

Philippians 1:1-2

1 Paul and Timothy, bondservants of Jesus Christ,

To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the [a]bishops and deacons:

2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Sermon Notes:

Paul’s general greeting in his letters was _____________ and ______________
Christians are ____________ of Christ Jesus

In the New Testament the word slave communicated the ideas of 

____________________
____________________
____________________

_________________ is a conscious subordination of oneself to the will of God.

In the Old Testament a slave could choose to serve his master ________________ out of _____________

Scripture taken from the New King James Version ®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.