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Grace Bible Chapel

Sunday, July 9, 2006

Message #34 in Philippians

Philippians 4:1-3

Standing Firm Through Harmony

     I.    Introduction

            A.   Psalm 133:1-3

            B.   Matthew 5:9

    II.    Context

            A.   Paul’s rejoicing (1:3-26)

            B.   Paul’s warning and exhortation (1:27-30)

            C.   Exhortation and examples for unity (2:1-30)

            D.   Warnings and counterexamples concerning evil workers (3:1-21)

   III.    A conclusion or intended result (3:1)

            A.   Paul’s love for the Philippians

                  1.    Brethren

                  2.    Beloved

                  3.    Longed for (Philippians 1:8; 2:26)

                  4.    Joy (Psalm 16:3)

                  5.    Crown

                         a.    Philippians 2:16

                         b.    1 Thessalonians 2:19-20

                  6.    The cause

            B.   The command

                  1.    Stand firm

                         a.    Philippians 1:27

                         b.    Ephesians 6:10-14

                  2.    The reason

                  3.    The manner

  IV.    An appeal (3:2)

            A.   Paul’s urging

            B.   Living in harmony

                  1.    Philippians 1:7; 2:2, 5; 3:15, 19; 4:2, 10

                  2.    The sphere (Philippians 2:1-11)

   V.    The need for a helper  

            A.   Words of togetherness

            B.   The cause

            C.   The people

  VI.    Conclusions and applications

            A.   Ephesians 4:1-8

            B.   Psalm 27

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