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Philippians 1.10-11

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Grace Bible Chapel

November 14, 2004

Philippians 1:10-11

Paul’s Prayer for the Philippians, Part 2

       I.   Introduction

     II.   The request

            A.  Love

            B.  Abound

            C.  The constraints

                  1.   Knowledge – Matthew 11:27

                  2.   Discernment – Luke 9:45

    III.   The purpose of an abounding love

            A.  The action

                  1.   The meaning (dokimazw - dokimazō)

                  2.   Ideas

                        a.   1 Thessalonians 5:21

                        b.   1 John 4:1

                        c.   Ephesians 5:10

            B.  What to test

                  1.   Meaning (diaferw - diapherō)

                  2.   Idea – Matthew 6:26

                  3.   The foundation and results

    IV.   The goal of testing excellent things

            A.  Sincere

                  1.   Meaning (eijlikrinh~ - eilikrinēs)

                  2.   The Latin

                  3.   Jesus’ condemnations

                  4.   Paul (Romans 12:9, 2 Corinthians 2:17)

                  5.   Relationships

            B.  Blameless

                  1.   Meaning (ajproskopo~ - aproskopos)

                  2.   Connections

            C.  Anticipation – 1 John 3:2-3

     V.   The condition of the believer

            A.  The verb

            B.  The reality – Colossians 1:5-6

            C.  The righteousness – Philippians 3:7-11

            D.  The source – John 15:4-5

    VI.   The end result and goal for every believer

            A.  Purpose of fruit – John 15:8

            B.  Purpose of life – 1 Corinthians 10:31

  VII.   Conclusion and application

            A.  The natural man

                  1.   His glory – Romans 1:18-23

                  2.   His testing (pagan) – Romans 1:28

                  3.   His testing (religious) – Romans 2:17-21

                  4.   His problem – Romans 10:1-4

            B.  The believer

                  1.   His testing – Romans 12:1-2

                  2.   His purpose – 1 Corinthians 6:20

            C.  God

                  1.   His purpose in salvation – Ephesians 1:3-14

                  2.   His purpose in sanctification – Ephesians 2:4-10

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