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Port Hueneme church of Christ


The Marks of God's People

Philippians 1:3-4

by Mason French


  • Introduction
    • 1. Unique features of Christians
    • 2. Today: A thankful heart
    • 3. If Paul thankful for church at Philippi, how much more for each other
  • I. PRAYER
    • A. Specific Congregation
      • 1. Passages: John 17:20; Ephesians 1:16; Colossians 1:3
  • II. JOY
    • A. Joy Used Two Ways
      • 1. Emotion (Matthew 18:13; Luke 13:17, 24:52; Acts 15:31;
        1 Corinthians 13:6)
      • 2. Action (Proverbs 5:18; Matthew 5:11-12; Philippians 4:4;
        1 Thessalonians 5:16; James 1:2; Galatians 5:22)
      • 3. Joy is divine (John 15:11; Romans 14:17; 1 Thessalonians 1:6)
      • 4. Joy does not depend on circumstances or happiness
        (2 Corinthians 6:10, 7:4; Psalms 5:11)
      • 5. Joy produced by faith (Romans 5:13; Philippians 1:25)
      • 6. Joy maintained by future reward (Matthew 25:21; Acts 20:24; Hebrews 12:2)
  • Conclusion
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