Paul’s Chains Further The Gospel – Philippians 1:12-14
August 11th, 2019

Paul’s Testimony to the Philippians

Paul wanted his brothers and sisters to of Christ has become well known throughout the whole [j]praetorian guard and to everyone else,know that what he was going through had a ____________.

Paul wants to tell them to change their _____________ on _______ circumstances, and _________ circumstances

Circumstances

Journey to Rome

Paul was delivered to Julius, “a ______________ of the Augustan Regiment (acts 27:1). They sailed from Crete and encountered a _________ ___________.

They shipwrecked on Melita (Malta), where Paul was bit by a venomous ________.

God was preparing Paul to see his ________________ in a new light.

Imprisonment in Rome

________________ in one form or another will come to us as children of God.

Even suffering for doing the ________ _________ is going to happen.

In trials we have the ______________ to find favor with God.

God has a way of bringing _________ from _________.

Maybe yes, maybe no? No we know

Romans 8:28 28 And we know that [a]God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

Why could he write this? Because he had _________ it.

We __________ to trust in God’s promises by faith.

Purpose

We must get our eyes off of our ________ and focus them on ___________. Having the right ______________ in trials makes all the difference.

Paul’s Passion

To advance the Gospel is the ____________ of Paul’s life.

In the first imprisonment of Paul, he not only wrote Philippians, but wrote __________, _____________ and _____________ as well!

Paul was also able to have evangelistic meetings with the leaders of the ____________ community and no lack of visitors.

13 so that my [i]imprisonment in the cause of Christ has become well known throughout the whole [j]praetorian guard and to everyone else,

Paul wants the Philippians to know that it has become obvious to anyone and everyone who has any association with him that his ________________ has only to do with his personal identification with Christ.

Paul’s witness became known throughout the whole Praetorian Guard, and many were saved in _____________ household.

People __________ _______ when they know that we’re undergoing suffering.

But when we demonstrate a __________ _________, It gives us an _______________ to share Jesus

14 and that most of the [k]brethren, trusting in the Lord because of my [l]imprisonment, have far more courage to speak the word of God without fear.

The Christian community of Rome to speak the word of God without __________.

Paul was being used by God not only in his chains, but ______________ of his chains

This furtherance of the gospel is everything for Paul, and it should be _____________ for us.





Philippians 1:9-11: Paul’s Petition for the Philippians
August 4th, 2019

Introduction

We talked about how “_____________ continually, ____________ unceasingly, and giving __________ in all circumstances are three things that go together.

Paul is talking about what God is doing in the __________ of the Philippians.

In verses 9-11, Paul, takes a moment in his letter to _________ for the Philippians

That your love may abound

The word for love here is Agape.

Agape is used most often to describe love that is of ______and from _______.

Paul is praying that their love________ ____ ___________.

Sometimes love is easier to show for those ___________ our family than ___________.

Real Knowledge

Paul uses the word epignosei for knowledge, an intensified knowledge, a knowledge with true _____________, discernment.

It’s not the kind of knowledge that fights against love, puffing us up like head-knowledge, but the kind of knowledge out of love, out of _________________, which builds up.

Discernment

The word for discernment here means _____________ ___________.

Approve what is excellent

So Paul gives us a ________ __ for his prayer.

And that reason is so that they will be able to make a _____________ _________________ about what is ______________ ________________ in their Christian walk.

Sincere and blameless

And Paul gives them a __________ for the ____________.

On the Day of Christ, when they’re transformed, changed, there will be ______ ________ ________________ in the way that they lived their life here on Earth, and the perfect walk with Jesus that they’ll have in heaven.

11 having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Full of fruit of righteousness

And there’s another reason. Paul wants the Philippians to stand on that day before Jesus full of the _________ that is the _________________, the ______________ of walking closely with and obeying God over a long period of time.

For the glory and praise of God

And what’s the ultimate reason? What’s the result of all of this? God gets the ________ and the ________.





Philippians 1:3-8 Thanksgiving and Prayer
July 28th, 2019

Thanksgiving

Paul begins the content of the letter of Philippians by: ___________ _______

One common cultural concept which is un-Christian is: ______________.

We have the power in prayer to change things, but if we don’t ________, they won’t _________!

Another common cultural concepts which is un-Christian is: __________.

Prayer with __thanksgiving______ is a powerful thing

Remembrance

All of our memories that REALLY mean something involve ____________________.

As Christians we remember churches first because where we met _______.

In the Old Testament, the Israelites used actual unhewn ______________ stone.

But our memorials are made of __living ___ _stones_____.

Prayer/Thanksgiving/Rejoicing

My Blessings from God Prayer of Thankfulness List:
1. _________________________
2. _________________________
3. _________________________
4. _________________________
5. _________________________
6. _________________________
7. _________________________

I thank My God

Paul says “My God” to express his _____________ relationship with God.

Paul expresses God’s __________ on him, since he’d been “arrested” on the road to Damascus and called into service.

Paul expresses his personal _claim__ on God as his adopted son. My very personal God.

I thank Him regularly

Paul’s thanksgiving for the Philippians is a ___________ part of his prayers.

Friendship

Paul feels a deep, ¬______________ _______________ for his brother and sister Philippians.

Thanksgiving and Joy through fellowship in the Gospel

The reason is because of their koinonia, their _fellowship__________

Thanksgiving and Joy through their endurance and steadfastness

Despite persecution, the Philippians endured, helping in the spread of the ___________ from the beginning of their church until that very day.

Paul’s Confidence from Evidence

6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

Confident
Paul is confident in their __salvation____ and their __________________

Work will be finished
God is doing the work, so the work will be ___________

Finished to perfection
Since Paul’s ultimate confidence here is in ________, not man,

Paul knows that the work will be finished to ___________.

Paul’s Full Heart
Paul says that he has the Philippians in his heart.

Can Paul get a witness…
Paul calls on God as his witness to his affection for the Philippians