Pastor Post - August 16, 2023
This Sunday we will look at Philippians 1:3-11 as we talk about “Praying With Gospel Focus.”
The opening verses of Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi are filled with joy and thanksgiving. Even though Paul writes from prison to believers who are suffering the fires of persecution, there is so much joy in the Lord! In fact, the theme of joy is pervasive throughout the four chapters of Philippians.
How was it so? The answer is found in Philippians 4:4 – “Rejoice in the Lord always.” No matter what our circumstances, we have the Lord, and we have one another. Philippians 1:3-11 emphasizes both. We have Jesus, and we have the family of Jesus – the church, our brothers and sisters in Christ.
How do we pray for one another in a gospel-focused way? What does gospel fellowship look like? What is our partnership in the gospel? How do we know that God will keep us to the end? We will see answers to these questions and many more on Sunday.
I hope to see you then, and I hope you’ll invite a friend to join you. Read and pray over the text in advance and look forward with great anticipation of what the Spirit of God will do this Lord’s Day. See you then!
By His Grace, For His Glory, To The Nations,
Dr. Thurman Hayes, Jr.