WE MUST STAND FIRM IN UNITY: Philippians 4:1-3


OUTLINE

I. ONE SHIELD TO PROTECT CHRISTIAN UNITY IS BY REMEMBERING THE GENUINE AFFECTION WE HAVE FOR THE SAINTS (v. 1)

II. ANOTHER SHIELD TO PROTECT CHRISTIAN UNITY IS TO REMEMBER THAT WE ALL HAVE THE SAME LORD (v. 2)

III. YET ANOTHER SHIELD TO PROTECT CHRISTIAN UNITY IS REMEMBERING THAT WE ARE LABORING SIDE BY SIDE IN THE GOSPEL (v. 3a)

IV. THE FINAL SHIELD TO PROTECT CHRISTIAN UNITY IS REMEMBERING THAT OUR NAMES ARE WRITTEN RIGHT NEXT TO ONE ANOTHER’S IN THE BOOK OF LIFE (v. 3b)

DISCUSSION

I. After expounding the tremendous hope of future glory with Jesus, what does Paul “Therefore” command in chapter 4 verse 1? In addition, what do we learn about the Apostle Paul’s heart for these Philippians? What does he mean by “my joy and crown”?

II. Read verses 2-3. What is Paul “[entreating]” these women to do exactly? What is he “[asking]” any who are a “true companion” to do? How do we see the job of the whole church to preserve unity “in the Lord”? How can you better “help” your brothers and sisters in Christ “agree in the Lord”?

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.