(re)Discovering Thanksgiving: Confidently Loving, Part 3

(re)Discovering Thanksgiving: Confidently Loving
Philippians 1:6-11

Hebrews 4:15-16

1.  Where Confidence can be found v.6
A.  Who began the good work? – Salvation, Justification
B.  In the Process of Completion – Sanctification – Hebrews 12:1-2

“He is the Author and Finisher of our faith, and the true attitude of the consecrated heart is that of a constant yielding and constant receiving” – AB Simpson, Wholly Sanctified

C.  The Day of Jesus Christ – Our Glorification
2 Peter 3:10-13, Matthew 6:10

The ongoing work of God – Justification => Sanctification => Glorification

2.  Affection through mutual experience vs. 7 & 8
A.  Confidence Justified – Romans 12:15
B.  Shared in his imprisonment – Acts 16:16-40
C.  Shared in the defense of the gospel
D.  Fellow sharers of grace with me (synkoinonous)
E.  The Witness of Paul’s sentiment v. 8

3.  Paul’s Prayer vs. 9-11
A.  Growing love in real knowledge and discernment v. 91 John 4:7-14
B.  Approval of the excellent v. 10Philippians 4:8-9
C.  Sincere and blameless v. 10
D.  Harvest of righteousness v. 11

1.  Take time today to thank the Lord that you are loved.  Take time today and thank the Lord that you have people in your life that you can love.
2.  Pray everyday this week Philippians 1:9-11.  Pray it for our church.  Pray it for someone or some people in your life directly.

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