Philippians 4:1-9 “Experiencing the Peace that Passes all Understanding”

My teaching notes for Wednesday night, Nov. 17th. Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the teaching. They are provided to help you follow the sermon as you listen each week. The church provides a live stream of the service each Wednesday at 6:30 on Facebook at Tabernacle Facebook Page. We also provide the services through YouTube later on Wednesday evening at TAB YouTube. You can also find our Worship Guides, Family Devotional Guides, Prayer Lists and other resources at our Church Website.

INTRO

  • General exhortations to the church
  • Having unity in the faith
  • Living a life of rejoicing in the Lord
  • Experiencing the peace that passes all understanding
Philippians 4:1-7 - [1] Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved.

[2] I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord. [3] Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.

[4] Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. [5] Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; [6] do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. [7] And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (ESV)

Stand firm in the Lord

  • A military term.  Make a stand even as we face the enemy.
  • Believe in something
  • Stand for something
  • I AM IN CHRIST AND CHRIST IS IN ME

Agree in the Lord

  • One mind.  Agree with purpose.
  • Their attitudes in harmony
  • OUR FOCUS – A GOSPEL FOCUS

Rejoice in the Lord

  • Happiness and Joy
  • External or Internal
  • 1 Thess. 5:16-18

Notice the focus of each statement “In the Lord”

  • Philippians 2:9-11
  • Who we are in our relationship with Christ


The fruits of Standing, Agreeing and Rejoicing

Gentleness – Let your gentleness be known to all men

  • Yield our personal rights for the sake others
  • The way we approach others
  • The way we respond others
  • We can be right, but still nice about it
  • THE LORD IS AT HAND

Confident and Calm – Be anxious for nothing

  • Concern that leads to worry
  • Undo concern

Prayerful and Dependent – By prayer and supplication let your requests be known to God

  • We are in constant communion with God
  • Prayer, Word, (Meditating on the Word)

And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

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