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Grace Bible Chapel

October 17, 2004

Philippians 1:1-8

Paul’s Heart for the Philippians

       I.   Introduction

            A.  What makes you happy?

            B.  What gave Paul joy?

     II.   The salutation (1:1-2)

            A.  Author (1:1)

                  1.   Timothy

                  2.   Bond servants (1 Corinthians 6:20)

            B.  Recipients (1:1)

                  1.   Saints (cf. Ephesians 2:1-10)

                  2.   Leaders (cf. 1:27; 2:1-4; 2:14; 2:29; 4:2-3)

            C.  The greeting (1:2)

                  1.   To you

                  2.   From

    III.   Paul’s thanksgiving for the Philippians (1:3-6)

            A.  The object (1:3)

            B.  The reason (1:3)

                  1.   Lydia

                  2.   The jailor

                  3.   The gifts – Philippians 4:15-16; 2 Corinthians 8:1ff; 11:9

            C.  The result (1:4-6)

                  1.   Paul’s prayer (1:4-5)

                        a.   The manner (1:4)

                        b.   The frequency (1:4)

                        c.   The cause (1:5)

                  2.   Paul’s confidence (1:6)

                        a.   The beginning

                        b.   The end

    IV.   Paul’s love for the Philippians (1:7-8)

            A.  The righteousness of love (1:7)

            B.  The reason for Paul’s love (1:7)

                  1.   In his heart

                  2.   The fellowship

                        a.   Paul’s imprisonment

                        b.   The defense of the gospel

                        c.   The confirmation of the gospel

                        d.   Of grace

            C.  The surety of Paul’s love

                  1.   The witness of God

                  2.   The longing of Paul

                  3.   The affection of Christ Jesus

     V.   Conclusion and application

            A.  1 Corinthians 1:26-31

            B.  1 John 4:7-13, 14

            C.  Romans 5:5

            D.  John 15:1

            E.   Galatians 3:3

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