LIVE WORTHY OF THE GOSPEL: Philippians 1:27-30


OUTLINE

We must live worthy of the gospel

I. We live worthy of the gospel when we stand firm together (v.27a)

II. We live worthy of the gospel when we stand firm together…striving side by side for the truth of the gospel (v.27b)

III. We live worthy of the gospel when we stand firm together…not frightened by opponents (v.28)

IV. We live worthy of the gospel when we stand firm together…suffering for Jesus’ sake (v.29-30)

DISCUSSION

I. According to verse 27, how will “our manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ”? What does Paul mean by “striving side by side for the faith of the gospel”? How does Jude 3 help clarify in what sense Paul uses the word “faith” here?

II. In verse 28, what is another clear way we “let [our] manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ”? What is a “clear sign” to someone of their “destruction”? What is a “clear sign” to someone of their “salvation”? Who is the salvation from?

III. According to verse 29, what has been granted to Christians? How should the gift of faith assure you of God’s love? How should the gift of suffering for Jesus’ sake strengthen you in afflictions?

IV. What is this conflict of which Paul writes in verse 30? What can we learn from this?

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Ekklesia Muskogee is a reformed baptist church that gathers for worship in Muskogee, Oklahoma. We are a cooperating member of The Southern Baptist Convention. We confess the 1689 second london baptist confession of faith. We affirm the five solas of the reformationas well as the doctrines of grace (otherwise known as the five points of calvinism), and each of our pastors would not be ashamed to be called a calvinist. We are a church led by elders, of which there is a plurality (also called pastors and overseers in the Scriptures). Our mission is to make disciples, love cities, and plant churches.