Sermons on Philippians

Sermons on Philippians

Philippians 3:17-4:1

In Philippians 3:17-4:1 Paul urges the Philippians to be fellow imitators of Christ with him. There are many who walk as enemies of the cross of Christ, but we are to be heavenly minded, looking with eager anticipation to the return of the Savior.

Philippians 3:12-16

In Philippians 3:12-16 Paul exhorts the Philippians to strive for more in the Christian life. It can be so easy to be complacent in the Christian life, but Paul teaches us the Christian life is one that is always to be filled with striving for more.

Philippians 3:1-11 (Part 2)

In Philippians 3:1-11 Paul is speaking about true versus false Christianity. What was it that enabled him to see through temptation of false Christianity? It was his rejoicing in Christ. Paul simply counted Christ as more valuable than anything that might be offered to him, and indeed, more valuable than life itself.

Philippians 3:1-11 (Part 1)

In Philippians 3:1-11 Paul exhorts the Philippians to be aware of merely external Christianity. The Pharisaical Christians were diligent to circumcise the body but did not strive to circumcise the heart. True Christianity, however, is that which focuses on the heart.

Philippians 2:19-30

In Philippians 2:19-30 Paul commends Timothy and Epaphroditus to the Philippians. By this commendation Paul teaches us that we ought to honor those who suffer and labor for the kingdom of God and emulate their faithfulness.

Philippians 2:12-18

In Philippians 2:12-18, Paul continues to exhort the Philippian Church to godliness. How are we to understand these exhortations in light of the doctrine of justification by faith? First, there is no merit in works even though they are necessary. Second, the ability to do good works comes form God himself. Therefore, we are to work out our salvation with fear and trembling knowing it is God who works in us. This godly living must be from the heart and…

Philippians 2:1-11

In Philippians 2:5-11 contains one of the most glorious descriptions of the incarnation in the entire Bible. This doctrine, however, is also intensely practical. Christ, being fully God and yet emptying himself and submitting to death, is the greatest example of humility the world has ever seen or will ever see. Christ becomes the pattern for his people and their motivation for humility. Implicitly the text promises, if you humble yourself like Christ, you will also be exalted like him.

Philippians 2:1-4

Augustine tells us that the first, second, and third principles of the Christian life are humility, humility, and humility. In Philippians 2:1-4 Paul exhorts the Church to humility on the basis of the benefits of the gospel. Biblical humility is considering others before ourselves and seeking to serve them and meet their needs.

Philippians 1:27-30

In Philippians 1:27-30 Paul transitions from speaking of his own sufferings to those of the Philippians. Their standing firm is a sign of their salvation. He also explains that suffering is actually a gift from God.

Philippians 1:19-26

In Philippians 1:19-26 Paul teaches us how we are to understand life and death by way of the example of his own life. Our life is meant to be used to glorify God. Our death is joy because it means fellowship with Christ.

Philippians 1:12-18

In Philippians 1:12-18 Paul begins to explain his own circumstances. Paul wrote the letter to the Philippians from prison, and in this passage Paul explains how his suffering has led to the advancement of the gospel. His suffering is an example of the way in which we are to suffer in this life.

Philippians 1:9-11

In Philippians 1:9-11 Paul prays that the Philippians would grow in love, knowledge, and discernment in view of the return of Christ. Paul’s prayer is a reminder that we must all live with the return of Christ in view.
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