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Philippians 2.2

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Grace Bible Chapel

March 13, 2005

Philippians 2:2

The Expression of Unity

       I.   Introduction

     II.   Conditions for unity

            A.  Encouragement in Christ

            B.  Consolation of love

            C.  Fellowship of the Spirit

            D.  Affection and compassion

     II.   Paul’s joy

            A.  Biblical

                  1.   Luke 2:10

                  2.   Luke 15:7, 10

                  3.   Acts 13:52

            B.  Personal

                  1.   Philippians 1:4

                  2.   Philippians 1:25

                  3.   Philippians 4:1

            C.  The need to be completed

                  1.   John 15:11

                  2.   Philippians 2:2

            D.  A note of contrast

                  1.   James 1:2

                  2.   James 4:9

    III.   The manifestation of corporate unity

            A.  Same mind – “that you may mind the same thing”

                  1.   Romans 8:4-5

                  2.   Matthew 16:23

                  3.   Romans 12:16

                  4.   Philippians 3:15

                  5.   A contrast

                        a.   Philippians 3:19

                        b.   Colossians 3:1-2

            B.  Same love – “holding the same love”

                  1.   The superiority of love

                        a.   John 15:12-13

                        b.   1 Corinthians 13

                  2.   The commands of love

                        a.   Matthew 22:37-40

                        b.   Matthew 5:43-48

                  3.   The demonstration of love

                        a.   Romans 5:8

                        b.   1 John 3:1

                        c.   John 13:34-35

            C.  United in spirit – “fellow-souled”

                  1.   1 John 3:16

                  2.   Hebrews 2:11

            D.  Intent on one purpose – “minding one thing”

    III.   Conclusion and application    

            A.  1 Peter 1:3-9

            B.  Philippians 2:5

            C.  Colossians 3:1-17

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