Philippians: Love, Joy & Faith #2 - A Personal 'pick-me-up' from Paul
Philippians 1:12-30 1 Peter 1:1-16
Introduction * Encouragement : The first person to do something hard encourages the next person to do the same * Matt 16.24-26
Paulâ€™s personal witness 1. Paul gives personal evidence of the upholding hand of God (vs12-18) 2. Paul tells of his confidence in Godâ€™s plan for his life (vs19-26) 3. Paul exhorts the Philippians to stand fearlessly together for the sake of Christ (vs27-30)
Conclusion * We must continue to be uncompromising with the truth * We mustnâ€™t water down the central doctrines of the faith * Our words and lives must be consistent with our profession.