Teacher: Pastor Chet Lowe

Main Scriptures: Philippians 2, Luke 17, Matthew 18

  • Review
    • Jesus will be faithful to complete the work He started in us—we are all a work in progress
      • Part of this work will be learning to deal with interpersonal conflict like Jesus would (Philippians 4:2, Matthew 18:15-16)
        • There is a fellowship in the Gospel that is worth fighting for
      • Part of this work will be growing in a conduct that is worthy of heavenly citizenship
        • Paul holds up Jesus as the standard bearer
  • Philippians 2:19-30
    • Timothy and Epaphroditus were men that had the mind of Christ (Philippians 2:2-4)
      • Timothy, the humble servant
        • Raised in faith (2 Timothy 1:5)
        • Completely different than Paul (2 Timothy 1:7) but united in the Gospel
        • Proven character of humility, servanthood and sacrifice (2 Timothy 3:10-12)
          • Persecution allows character to be displayed in our lives
          • Servants aren’t entitled but willing (Luke 17:9-10)
        • Steadfast in obedience despite trial because of God’s love
      • Epaphroditus, the sacrificially obedient
        • Steadfast in obedience despite his personal distress
          • Not regarding his own life (Luke 9:23-24, Galatians 2:20)
            • Fellow brother, worker, soldier