Conduct Worthy of the Gospel (Philippians 1:27-30) - 1/19/20
A Solid Church - Founded on Christ
Philippians 1 gives us the foundational basis for the work of the church. Paul founded a church fully committed to the defense and confirmation of the gospel (v. 7).
First, the church was committed to the Lord’s people (1:3-11).
-The fellowship of the gospel
Second, they were concerned for lost people (1:12-26).
-The furtherance of the gospel
Third, they were compelled to be a learning people (1:27-30).
-The faith of the gospel (cf. Jude 3)
What you believe determines how you behave!
Our text gives us three areas of consideration:
I. STAND FAST IN ONE SPIRIT FOR THE INFLUENCE OF THE GOSPEL. (v. 27a)
1. Commendable Conduct (cf. Eph. 4:1-3)
2. Consistent Conduct
3. Confirmed Conduct
While belief determines behavior it is also true that behavior demonstrates belief.
II. STRIVE TOGETHER FOR THE FAITH OF THE GOSPEL. (v. 27b-28)
We must Never Sacrifice Truth on the Altar of Unity!
III. SUFFER FOR THE SAKE OF THE GOSPEL. (vv. 28-30)