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Rejoicing in the Internal and External Advance of the Gospel

A Study of the Book of Philippians

That I May Know Him And The Power Of His Resurrection

April 21, 2019 • Pastor Mark Mincy

The Mind of the Incarnate Christ - Lay aside your rights - Live as a servant - Love through sacrifice - Look to your Savior The Power of the Resurrected Christ - Joy - Contentment - Partnership - Worship The Grace of the Exalted Christ - Every need is met in Christ - Glorious riches are found in Christ - Abundant grace flows from Christ

The Peace Of God

Philippians 4:2-9 • April 7, 2019 • Pastor Mark Mincy

We have peace with God (Romans 5:1) - Stand firm in the Lord (Philippians 4:1) We have peace with others (Philippians 4:2-3) - Agree in the Lord - Help others to agree in the Lord - True companion - Fellow workers - Names written in the book of life - "Spiritual capital" We have the peace of God (Philippians 4:4-9) - Rejoice in the Lord - Be reasonable towards others - Pray about everything (instead of worrying) - Think on the right things - The peace of God surpasses all understanding - The peace of God guards your hearts and your minds - Live the right way - The God of peace will be with you

Gospel Transformation

Philippians 4:2-9 • March 31, 2019 • Pastor Mark Mincy

Those who have been transformed by the gospel are committed to: PARTNERING in the gospel (1:5) AUTHENTICATING in the gospel (1:7) ADVANCING in the gospel (1:12) DEFENDING the gospel (1:16) PROCLAIMING the gospel (1:18) SUFFERING for the gospel (1:29) HUMBLING themselves because of the gospel (2:5) SHINING the light of the gospel (2:15) SACRIFICING for the gospel (2:19-30) REJECTING anything that threatens the gospel (3:1-11) WORKING and WAITING because of the gospel (3:12-21) IDENTIFYING on the basis of the gospel (3:20-21) UNIFYING in the gospel (4:2-3) REJOICING in the gospel (4:4) FORBEARING because of the gospel (4:5) PRAYING based upon gospel truth (4:6-7) MEDITATING on the gospel (4:8) SEEING, HEARING, RECEIVING, LEARNING, PRACTICING, AND THINKING the gospel (4:9)

Be Passionate About Knowing Jesus

Philippians 3:12-4:1 • March 24, 2019 • Jonathan Chadbourn

The Aim of your life is to be passionate about knowing Jesus 1. Strain Forward to Know Jesus. 12-16 2. Help #1 - Follow Godly Examples. 17-19 3. Help #2 - Realize where your home is 3:20-4:1

Jesus Christ Is All I Need

Philippians 3:1-11 • March 17, 2019 • Pastor Mark Mincy

Jesus Christ is all I need, therefore I will: REJOICE in the Lord (3:1) BEWARE of frauds (3:2) WORSHIP God (3:3a) GLORY in Christ Jesus (3:3b) REJECT human pedigree (3:3c-6) CONTEMPLATE my value system (3:7-8) EXPERIENCE Jesus (3:9-11) - Know Him and His Power - Share in His sufferings - Become like Him in His death - Attain the resurrection from the dead

How To Live As Lights In The World, Part 2

Philippians 2:19-30 • March 3, 2019 • Pastor Mark Mincy

External Examples - Jesus - Paul - Timothy and Epaphroditus - Philippian saints - Euodia and Synteche - Clement - The saints with Paul (especially in Caesar's household) Internal Formation - Genuine Concern - Seek to advance the interests of Jesus - Proven Worth - Work tirelessly to advance the Gospel - Unwavering Faith - Trust confidently that God is in control - Eternal Focus - Honor and highly appreciate men like Epaphroditus - Sacrificial Love - Risk your life to serve others

How To Live As Lights In The World

Philippians 2:12-18 • February 24, 2019 • Pastor Mark Mincy

SUPERNATURAL HUMILITY (remember the humiliation and exaltation of Christ) - Live for a cause greater than you - Lay aside your rights - Live as a servant - Love through sacrifice - Look to your Savior - Eternal purpose should drive temporal focus - Giving over grasping - Denying over demanding - Sacrifice over selfishness UNDENIABLE EVIDENCE (work out your own salvation) - Integrity (not only as in my presence but much more in my absence) - Fear - Trembling - Faith (it is God who works in you both to will and to work for His good pleasure) RADIANT GRATITUDE (do all things without grumbling or disputing) - Blameless and innocent - Holy and unique - Shining and influencing - Holding tightly and sharing generously - Thankful and considerate JOYFUL SACRIFICE (be glad and rejoice with me) - Whether we die - Whether we live

The Miracle of Humility

Philippians 2:1-11 • February 17, 2019 • Pastor Mark Mincy

Evidence of internal Gospel advance: - Encouragement from Christ - Comfort of God's love - Fellowship of the Spirit - Deep affection (tenderness) and sympathetic compassion from God and for others Evidence of external Gospel advance - Committed to unity - Committed to love - Committed to direction Evidence of Gospel transformation - Lay aside your rights - Live as a servant - Love through sacrifice - Look to your Savior

Living In Light Of Eternity

Philippians 1:21-30 • February 10, 2019 • Pastor Mark Mincy

PERCEPTUAL BLINDNESS PERCEPTUAL SET The danger for the Christian pilgrim is that we lose sight of the reality of heaven because of the mirage of this world. We need the gospel to reorient our perception (1:21-26) - Gospel living is counter-intuitive - Gospel living is counter-cultural We need the gospel to refocus our priorities (1:27-30) - Gospel living is selfless - Gospel living is courageous "To live is Christ" "Glory in Christ Jesus" "Walk worthy of the gospel of Christ" "Believe and suffer for the sake of Christ"

The Gospel Advances BECAUSE OF Adversity

Philippians 1:12-20 • February 3, 2019 • Pastor Mark Mincy

Internal Evidence of the Gospel Knowledge - ginosko (academic knowledge) 1:12 - phaneros (manifestation; appearance; made known) 1:13 - Noida (expert knowledge) 1:16 and 1:19 Boldness - peitho (having become confident; trusting the Lord; much more bold) 1:6; 1:14; 1:25; 2:24; 3:3; 3:4 Worship - megalyno (to make great, magnify, to deem or declare great; to stem highly, to extol, laud, celebrate; to get glory and praise) 1:20 External Evidence of the Gospel Advance: - What has happened to Paul has actually served to advance the Gospel and given a renewed impetus to evangelism - So much that the imperial guard is being impacted - Other local believers have been given fresh confidence in the Lord - Other believers are much more bold to speak the Word of God God is in control of His Gospel - Some preach out of envy and rivalry (selfishness) - Party Spirit - Insincerely - Sinister motives - To annoy Paul and make is suffering greater - Others out of a loyal spirit and goodwill (love) - They recognize God's grace in Paul - They realize the most important thing is the Gospel being proclaimed and defended - All are used by God to proclaim the good news - Therefore, Rejoice! - Christ will be magnified and get glory and praise in this body of mine; Christ will be boldly exalted in my person, wether through life or through death. - And I KNOW, and will CONTINUE, and will REST ASSURED that God is in control

In Christ Jesus

Philippians 1:1-11 • January 20, 2019 • Pastor Mark Mincy

The Gospel Includes ALL who are in Christ Jesus (1:1-2) - Paul, Timothy, All the saints, overseers, deacons - ALL who are in Christ Jesus - We are all servants - slaves of Jesus Christ - We are all recipients of grace and peace through Christ Jesus Key Word: doulos - Slave Key Question: How do I view myself? The Gospel Introduces us to a Unique Partnership (1:3-5;7-8) Key Word: Koinonia - Partnership; fellowship - Thank God for other believers - Pray for other believers - Cooperate and fellowship with other believers - Advance the Gospel with other believers - Love other believers - Show Jesus to other believers Key Question: How do I view others? The Gospel Inspires Eternal Confidence (1:6) Key Word: Peitho - Confidence; "I am Sure" - What God Starts He will finish - We are all works in progress - Jesus is coming again Key Question: How do I view the future? The Gospel Initiates and Sustains Life Transformation (1:9-11) Key Word: Diaphero - excellence; that which is most valuable - Abounding Love that is evident to others - Pure and Holy - Blameless, holding firmly to truth - Not causing others to stumble - Abounding in the fruits of righteousness - Showing Jesus to others - Giving glory to God Key Question: How do I view the present?

The Internal Advance of the Gospel

Philippians 1:12-30 • January 6, 2019 • Pastor Mark Mincy

Humble Boldness - I am sure this... (1:6) - Much more bold to speak to word... (1:14) - With full courage... (1:20) - To live is Christ, to die is gain... (1:21) - Not frightened by your opponents... (1:28) - Believe... and suffer... (1:29) - In humility count others more significant than yourselves... (2:3) - is there anything more bold than counting others more significant than yourself? Why bold confidence in God this requires! - Holding fast to the word of life... (2:16) - I am glad (at being poured out as a sacrifice), and rejoice... (2:18) - Confidence in Christ... (3:4, 3:8) - Join in imitating me... (3:17-21) - Stand firm in the Lord... (4:1) - I can do all things through Christ... (4:13) - My God will supply your needs... (4:18) Courageous Love - The latter do it out of love... (1:16) - love in spite of attacks and falsehood; love that realizes I am part of something bigger than me,rooted in the unconditional incomparable love of God - ...having the same love... (2:2-11) - Unity - No selfishness - No pride - Abundant humility - doing that which is the exact opposite to my nature - esteeming others more highly than myself - Don't be consumed with your own interests only, but also the needs of others (almost a restatement of the previous phrase adding emphasis) - Give yourself away for a cause far greater than you - live sacrificially and humbly like Jesus did - Paul's example... (2:17) - Timothy's example... (2:18-24 - Epaphroditus's example... (2:25-30) - Those I love and yearn to see... (4:1) - Stand firm (courageous love) - Be unified; reconcile - Help others reconcile - Rejoice - Be reasonable - Don't worry or be anxious - Give thanks Divine Wisdom - 1:9-11 - Knowledge - Discernment - Approve what is excellent - Pure - Blameless - Knowledge base upon things we don't fully understand (persecution, etc.)... (1:12-13)... it has become KNOWN - I know that through your praters and the help of the Spirit of Jesus... (1:19) - Transformed mind - ...one mind... (1:27) - Same mind... (2:2) - One mind... (2:2) - Lowliness of mind... (2:3) - Have his mind... (2:5-11) - ... have the same mind... (4:2) - That I may know Him... (3:10) - Power of his resurrection (so that I won't be afraid to die 0 to self, or even physically) - Share in his sufferings - Become like Him in His death - ...think this way... (3:15) - 3:12-14 - Be true!! - verse 16 - ...think on these things... (4:8) - External advance of the Gospel - Preach the Gospel - Rejoice in the Gospel Proclamation - Live the Gospel

God Finishes What He Starts

Philippians 1:1-11 • December 30, 2018 • Pastor Mark Mincy

The gospel begins and ends with God. We are saved by grace, through faith, in Christ, forever. The gospel should inform and control every aspect of our lives. - Grace to you, and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ - We are slaves of Christ Jesus - We are children of the Heavenly Father Gospel-formed Appreciation (1:1-6) - For human partnership in the gospel (5) - For Divine faithfulness in the gospel (6) Gospel-formed Affection (1:7-8) Gospel-formed Application (1:9-11) - Abounding love from... - ...increased knowledge and discernment, leading to... - ...practical wisdom and holy living... - ...filled with the fruit of Christ's righteousness, for the glory of God We have twenty-five cents - and all the promises of God. - Hudson Taylor I have thumbed through my Bible many a year; I have never yet thumbed a broken promise. The promises have all been kept to me; not one good thing has failed. - Charles Spurgeon