Philippians: Peace in Anxious Times

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  • Date: Sunday, August 12, 2018
  • Speaker: Pastor Dennis Hilken
  • Series: Philippians
  • Scripture: Philippians 1, Acts 16

Paul/Saul

The COFFEE CUP epistle

 

The MATURING Christ follower

 

“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you
will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” -Philippians 1:6

 

Who is THEM? – Acts 16

  • Lydia (wealthy, entrepreneur, intellect, fashionista)
  • Slave girl (demon-possessed, psychic, cash-cow)
  • Jailer (blue collar, duty-bound, ex GI)

 

HOW does God go after them?

  • Lydia --- intellect / reason
  • Slave girl --- heart / experiences transformational power
  • Jailer --- greater duty / higher authority

 

Philippians 1:9-18a

9 And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. 12 I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, 13 so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. 14 And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear. 15 Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. 16 The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. 17 The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment. 18 What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in that I rejoice.

 

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