With this Weekly SERMON we begin an extended series of messages from the book of Philippians. As you read through this book, one of the most intimate of all the Apostle Paul's letters, you will discover that it is a love letter filled with expressions of Gratitude, and Joy. It is not filled with rebuke and correction. It's a book that helps us to understand the importance of what goes on inside of us as a Christian.
Psalms 118:24, "This is the day the Lord hath made, we will REJOICE and be GLAD in it."
Psalms 85:6, "Wilt thou not REVIVE us again, that thy people may REJOICE in thee?"
In I Thessalonians 5:16, we find two very powerful words, “REJOICE EVERMORE."
Romans 12:15, “REJOICE with them that do REJOICE, and weep with them that do weep."
The theme of the book is found in Philippians 4:4, "REJOICE in the Lord always, and again I say, REJOICE." Eighteen times the words, Joy, Rejoice and Gladness are used in this letter. The focus of the outline of this letter to the Philippians will show us how we can have "JOY" over circumstances, people, things, and worry.
Chapter One: You can have JOY in spite of CIRCUMSTANCES with the SINGLE MIND where Christ is the PRINCIPLE of life, verse 21.
Chapter Two: You can have JOY in spite of PEOPLE with the SUBMISSIVE MIND where Christ is the PATTERN of life, verse 5.
Chapter Three: You can have JOY without THINGS if you have the SPIRITUAL MIND where Christ is the PASSION of life, verse 10.
Chapter Four: You can have JOY over WORRY when you have the SECURE MIND where Christ is the POWER of life, verse 13.
In order for you to keep track of the forthcoming Weekly SERMONS, here are the titles to all the sermons from the book of Philippians: Thirteen messages will be published in 2019 and the balance will be published in 2020.
The Joy Stealer Philippians 4:4 Model Christians Philippians 2:19-30
Saints Alive Philippians 1:1-2 Beware of the Dogs Philippians 3:1-6
Remember, Say Thank You Philippians 1:3-7 Person, Power, Passion of Christ Philippians 3:4-10
You are in my Prayers Philippians 1:8-11 A Passion for Perfection Philippians3:12-16
The Happy Prisoner Philippians 1:12-18 The Backslide of the Cross Philippians 3:17-21
Earnest Expectation in Life Philippians 1:19-21 Stand Firm Philippians 4:1
A New Center of Life Philippians 1:22-26 The Joy of Harmony Philippians 4:2-4
Striving Together in Faith Philippians 1:27-30 You don’t have to Worry Philippians 4:5-7
Let Us Be Like-minded Philippians 2:1-4 The Battle for the Mind Philippians 4:8-9
The Man Who is God Philippians 2:5-11 Secret of Being Content Philippians 4:8-13
In & Out of Christian Living Philippians 2:12-13 A Love Gift Philippians 4:14-19
The Olympic Torch Philippians 2:14-18 All You Need Philippians 4:20-23
In Habakkuk 3:17-19 we read, “Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: (18) Yet I will REJOICE in the LORD, I will JOY in the God of my salvation. (19) The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.” Those of us who have trusted Christ as Saviour, have the privilege of what David said in Psalm 16:11, "Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of JOY; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore." I trust, as you receive these Weekly SERMONS from the Book of Philippians, that you “REJOICE AND AGAIN I SAY REJOICE!”
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