Philippians 4.20-23

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Grace Bible Chapel

Sunday, September 3, 2006

Message #38 in Philippians

Philippians 4:20-23

To God Be the Glory

     I.    Introduction

            A.   Matthew 12:34-35; 15:18

            B.   Proverbs 10:20, 32

    II.    Division of chapters of Philippians according to

            A.   The Christian mind (Warren Wiersbe)

                  1.    Single

                  2.    Submissive

                  3.    Spiritual

                  4.    Secured

            B.   Our relationship with Christ (Irving Jensen)

                  1.    He is our life and we are to glorify Him.

                  2.    He is our pattern and we are to be like Him.

                  3.    He is our goal and we are to gain Him.

                  4.    He is our sufficiency and we are to be content in Him.

            C.   Rejoicing (Irving Jensen)

                  1.    In fellowship with the saints and afflictions

                  2.    In your service to others

                  3.    In your hope in Christ and your heavenly citizenship

                  4.    Always

   III.    A doxology

            A.   Lest we forget – Psalm 115:1; Romans 11:36; 16:27

            B.   God’s working in salvation – Ephesians 1:6, 12, 14

            C.   Our purpose now – 1 Corinthians 6:20; John 15:8

            D.   Heavenly occupation – Revelation 4:5-11; 5:6-14

  IV.    A greeting

            A.   “Saints”

            B.   “Caesar’s household”

   V.    A blessing

            A.   “Grace”

            B.   Ephesians 2:1-10

  VI.    A consideration of Paul’s heart and mind

            A.   John 16:16-24

            B.   “Rejoice the Lord Is King”

            C.   1 Timothy 1:17

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