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Grace Bible Chapel

February 27, 2005

Philippians 2:1

Conditions for Unity

       I.   Introduction

            A.  The situation of the Philippians

            B.  The problem that might arise

            C. Paul’s desire

            D.  The idea of unity

                  1.   Philippians 3:1-2

                  2.   Philippians 3:18-19

                  3.   Philippians 4:2-3

     II.   Conditions for unity

            A.  Encouragement in Christ

                  1.   Meaning (paraklhsi~ - paraklēsis)

                  2.   Source

                        a.   God

                              1)   Luke 2:25

                              2)   2 Corinthians 1:3-5

                              3)   John 14:16, 26

                              4)   1 John 2:1

                        b.   The Scriptures

                              1)   Romans 15:4

                              2)   1 Timothy 4:13

            B.  Consolation of love

                  1.   Meaning (paramuqion – paramuthion)

                  2.   Examples

                        a.   John 11:19, 31

                        b.   1 Thessalonians 2:11; 5:14

            C.  Fellowship of the Spirit

                  1.   Meaning (koinwnia – koinōnia)

                  2.   Acts 2:42

                  3.   Philippians 1:5

            D.  Affection and compassion

                  1.   Meaning (splagcnon – splanchnon)

                        a.   Luke 1:77-78

                        b.   Philippians 1:8

                        c.   Colossians 3:12

                  2.   Meaning (oijktirmo~ - oiktirmos)

                        a.   Romans 12:1

                        b.   2 Corinthians 1:3

                        c.   Romans 9:15

                        d.   Luke 6:35-36

                        e.   James 5:11

    III.   Conclusion and application    

            A.  Philippians 2:2

            B.  Matthew 5:4; 11:28-30

            C.  Romans 5:1-5

            D.  Psalm 145

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