Sermons on Philippians

Philippians 1:27-30: The Conduct of the Gospel

How can a Christian act like a Christian? There is no exhaustive list or set of rules to follow in the Christian life, so how can a Christian know how to act, speak and live in a way that is appropriate? Paul gives the answer in Philippians 1. In it, he tells Christians to live like who they are in Christ and he helpfully gives three ways in which they can specifically do so.

Philippians 1:18-26: The Priority of the Gospel

One of the most famous lines in the entire New Testament is found in Philippians 1:21 “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” But what exactly does the Apostle mean? How does Christ change a person’s life and change the way they look at death. The explanation of this passage helps to answer these questions and it also provides a litmus test for genuine Christianity.

Philippians 1:7-11: Partakers in the Gospel

How can a Christian participate in the gospel? Paul tells us the answer in a prayer he wrote to the Philippian Christians. It involves discerning love and application to real life. Hear the four elements Paul gives in order to partake in the Gospel.

Philippians 3:7-21: Pressing on Towards the Goal

What’s Paul’s goal?  His goal is to know God, to gain Christ and be satisfied in him. Why does he press on?  1. Because of what Christ has achieved for him in the past (salvation); 2. Because of what Christ has achieved for him in the future (heaven and new body). How does he press on? 1. Don’t be like those who don’t know Christ and fixing in eye on Jesus.