05 A Life worthy of the Gospel (Philippians 1:27-30)

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Sermon outline

 

  1. Encouragement to live a worthy life (1:27-30)
    1. Let your manner of life (Phil 1:27, Col 1:10)
      1. Christians have a citizenship (Phil 3:20-21)
      2. Worthy of the gospel of Christ
        1. Worthy was originally a term for balancing the scales, one put item for sale on one side and balanced it with an appropriate amount of money on the other.
        2. Inherently it means there is a comparison going on.
        3. There is a life that is worthy of the gospel and one that isn’t…
      3. The Worthy Life:
        1. 3 things that are worthy of the gospel life
          1. United in faith with others (1:27)
          2. Working together for the gospel (1:27)
          3. Not afraid of opponents (1:28)
        2. Worthy Life begins in spirit empowerment unity with Christ and others
        3. Why is unity so important?
          1. 1 body in Christ (1Cor 12:12ff, John 10:16)
          2. Division leads to defeat (Mark 3:25, Phil 1:28)
          3. Evidence of love and humility (Rom 14:3, 13, 15, 19, 22)
        4. Working together for the gospel (Phil 1:27)
        5. Not afraid of opponents (Phil 1:28, Col 2:15)
    2. Three results of the worthy Life!
      1. Evil’s coming destruction (Phil 1:28)
      2. Our salvation (Phil 1:28)
      3. Suffering will be part of this unity and boldness (Phil 1:29-30, Mark 10:29-30, 2Cor 11:25-28, 12:10)
  2. Conclusion

 

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