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1 Philippians Series The Joy Of Knowing Christ #1 The Joy Of Living For Christ In Partnership With Others Philippians 1:1-11

2 John 10:10 …I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 15:11 “These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.”

3 Philippians Series The Joy Of Knowing Christ The Joy Of Living For Christ In Partnership With Others I. The Joy of Living Your Position (verses1-2) Philippians 1:1-2 Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

4 Philippians Series The Joy Of Knowing Christ The Joy Of Living For Christ In Partnership With Others I. The Joy of Living Your Position (verses1-2) A. We Are Saints In Christ Saints - Saints - holy ones; people set apart by God

5 Philippians Series The Joy Of Knowing Christ The Joy Of Living For Christ In Partnership With Others I. The Joy of Living Your Position (verses1-2) A. We Are Saints In Christ B. We Are Servants In Boulder

6 Philippians Series The Joy Of Knowing Christ The Joy Of Living For Christ In Partnership With Others The Joy of Living in Partnership (verses 3-7) II. The Joy of Living in Partnership (verses 3-7) “ I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart; for whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God's grace with me.”

7 Philippians Series The Joy Of Knowing Christ The Joy Of Living For Christ In Partnership With Others The Joy of Living in Partnership (verses 8-11) II. The Joy of Living in Partnership (verses 8-11) “God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus. And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ-- to the glory and praise of God.”

8 Philippians Series The Joy Of Knowing Christ The Joy Of Living For Christ In Partnership With Others I. The Joy of Living Your Position (verses1-2) A. We Are Saints In Christ B. We Are Servants In Boulder II. The Joy of Living in Partnership (verses 3-11) II. The Joy of Living in Partnership (verses 3-11) “koinonia” = Partnership, NIV; participation, NASB; fellowship, KJV. “koinonia” = Partnership, NIV; participation, NASB; fellowship, KJV.

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10 Philippians Series The Joy Of Knowing Christ The Joy Of Living For Christ In Partnership With Others I. The Joy of Living Your Position (verses1-2) A. We Are Saints In Christ B. We Are Servants In Boulder II. The Joy of Living in Partnership (verses 3-11) II. The Joy of Living in Partnership (verses 3-11) What did Paul do to maintain his partnership: What did Paul do to maintain his partnership: A. He Kept Them In His Mind (3-6)

11 Philippians Series The Joy Of Knowing Christ The Joy Of Living For Christ In Partnership With Others I. The Joy of Living Your Position (verses1-2) A. We Are Saints In Christ B. We Are Servants In Boulder II. The Joy of Living in Partnership (verses 3-11) II. The Joy of Living in Partnership (verses 3-11) What did Paul do to maintain his partnership: What did Paul do to maintain his partnership: A. He Kept Them In His Mind (3-6) B. He Kept Them In His Heart (7-8)

12 John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” 1 John 3:18 “Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.”

13 Philippians Series The Joy Of Knowing Christ The Joy Of Living For Christ In Partnership With Others I. The Joy of Living Your Position (verses1-2) A. We Are Saints In Christ B. We Are Servants In Boulder II. The Joy of Living in Partnership (verses 3-11) II. The Joy of Living in Partnership (verses 3-11) What did Paul do to maintain his partnership: What did Paul do to maintain his partnership: A. He Kept Them In His Mind (3-6) B. He Kept Them In His Heart (7-8) C. He Kept Them In His Prayers (9-11)

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15 Summary A person’s primary purpose in life is to live for God and enjoy him always. A person’s primary purpose in life is to live for God and enjoy him always. If you are not yet a Christian, consider that being part of the family of God will bring you great joy. If you are not yet a Christian, consider that being part of the family of God will bring you great joy. Joy comes by obediently staying in right relationship with God no matter what the circumstances. Joy comes by obediently staying in right relationship with God no matter what the circumstances. As Christians we can experience more joy in living for Christ by: As Christians we can experience more joy in living for Christ by: o Living Your Position - Be saints that serve o Living in Partnership with others in the church. Keep your partners in your mind; in your heart; and in your prayers.


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