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Christian Harmony: A Church in Tune

Text: Philippians 2:1-4 (NIV)

1If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 4 Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.

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I.        Introduction:

II.      Experience The Basis Of Christian Harmony: A Melody Of Christian Graces

A.      Harmony Based Upon Mutual Encouragement In Christ

B.      Harmony Based Upon Mutual Comfort From Love

C.      Harmony Based Upon Mutual Fellowship With The Spirit

D.      Harmony Based Upon Mutual Consideration For Others

III.   Express The Beauty Of Christian Harmony: A Chorus Of Caring Fellowship

A.      The Rich Sound Of Created Joy

B.      The Remarkable Sound Of Unified Thought

C.      The Reciprocal Sound Of Shared Love

D.      The Resonating Sound Of  Spiritual Union

E.       The Resolute Sound Of Agreed Purpose

IV.    Eliminate The Barrier Of Christian Harmony: A Discord Of Conflicting Concerns

A.      Eliminate The Barrier Of Self Promotion

1.       The Conflict Of Self Promotion

a)       Concerned With The Ambition Of Self

b)       Concerned With The Estimation Of Self

2.       The Cure For Self Promotion

B.      Eliminate The Barrier Of Self Interest

1.       The Conflict Of Self Interest

2.       The Cure For Self Interest

V.      Conclusion:


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[1] The Holy Bible : New International Version. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, c1984.

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