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
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_____.
My Blessings from God Prayer of Thankfulness List:
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.
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.
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