FAITHFUL LABORERS: Philippians 2:19-24


INTRO: The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few (v. 20a)

What do faithful laborers look like?

I. Faithful laborers are concerned with the welfare of the saints (v. 20b)

II. Faithful laborers have real affection for the saints (v. 19, 23-24)

III. Faithful laborers seek Jesus’ interests (v. 21)

IV. Faithful laborers are servants (v. 22)


I. Read verses 19-20. What do we learn about Timothy and therefore about faithful gospel ministry? What do we learn about unfaithful gospel ministry from verse 21?

II. According to verse 22, how did Paul view Timothy? Why? What did Paul “therefore” want Timothy to do, according to verses 23-24?

Ekklesia Muskogee is a reformed baptist church that gathers for worship in Muskogee, Oklahoma. We confess the 1689 second London baptist confession of faith. We affirm the five solas of the Reformation as 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.