| The Epistle Of Joy Chapter 2 – Part 8

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12 February 2021

The Epistle Of Joy Chapter 2 – Part 8

We are continuing in the epistle of Philippians.  In this series “The Epistle Of Joy Part 2” – We see Churches are filled with people from different races, cultures, and backgrounds.  We are to be an example to the world of the power of the new birth, the Word of God, and the Holy Spirit.  What the world cannot do, the supernatural power of God can.

A sad thing happens when the church starts to live like the world.  Paul heard from prison that factions were developing in the Philippian church.  Here He writes to remind them of the Holy Spirit who lives in them and the fruit which He produces.

Part 8 – We now get into verses 18 through 20 in chapter 2 of Philippians.  Paul declared that the Philippian church was a sacrifice on the altar to God and that he was a drink offering on the altar of their sacrifice.  A sacrifice is defined by one dictionary as a victim, if your flesh feels like a victim of death in what you are doing you could very well be in the will of God.  Paul cares deeply for the church at Philippi and is focused on knowing their state.  He sees in Timothy someone with the same care, someone who like him and the example of Jesus is willing to lay down their life for the lives of others.