WE MUST STAND FIRM BY THINKING: Philippians 4:8


OUTLINE

I.You must meditate on whatever is TRUE
(factual, legal evidence)

II. You must meditate on whatever is HONORABLE
(revered, venerable, dignified, respectable)

III. You must meditate on whatever is JUST
(righteous, holy, Phil 1:7 “it is ‘right’ for me to think this way)

IV. You must meditate on whatever is PURE
(clean, innocent)

V. You must meditate on whatever is LOVELY
(acceptable, pleasing)

VI. You must meditate on whatever is COMMENDABLE
(well spoken of, of good report, good-fame)

VII. You must meditate on any EXCELLENCE
(moral excellence)

VIII. You must meditate on anything is PRAISEWORTHY
(worth that leads you to praise)

DISCUSSION

I. What is the first of the “[final]” exhortations Paul gives in this section, according to verse 8? How can you better “think about these things” day to day?

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.