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Wednesday Evening: October 10, 2007
Text: Philippians 1:1-6 Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:2 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, 4 Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, 5 For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; 6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
This expresses a command or intention. "Let them wash."
MAY OUR WAY OF LIFE BE WORTHY
Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation [present active imperative, way of life] be as it becometh [worthy] the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;
WALK WORTHY OF THE CALLING
1 Thessalonians 2:12 That ye would walk worthy [as becometh] of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.
A WORTHY WALK
Colossians 1:10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
LET THIS MIND BE IN YOU
Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be [present active imperative] in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
THE MIND OF CHRIST
Philippians 2:7-8 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
TO DO THE WILL OF THE FATHER
John 4:34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
WORK OUT YOUR OWN SALVATION
Philippians 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out [present active imperative] your own salvation with fear and trembling.
THE WORKING OUT
Philippians 2:13 For [conjunction] it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
OBEYING IN PAULíS ABSENCE
Philippians 2:14 Do [present active imperative] all things without murmurings and disputings [debate]:
REJOICE IN THE LORD
Philippians 3:1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice [present active imperative] in the Lord.
Philippians 4:4 Rejoice [present active imperative] in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice [present active imperative].
Philippians 3:2 Beware [present active imperative] of dogs, beware [present active imperative] of evil workers, beware [present active imperative] of the concision.
DOGS AND EVIL WORKERS
Matthew 7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
2 Timothy 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
ARE WE EXAMPLES
Philippians 3:17 Brethren, be followers [present middle imperative] together of me, and mark [present active imperative] them which walk [present active participle] so as ye have us for an ensample.
Philippians 4:1 Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast [present active imperative, persevere] in the Lord, my dearly beloved.
HELP THOSE IN THE WORK
Philippians 4:3 And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help [present active imperative] those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.
BE ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING
Philippians 4:6 Be careful [present active imperative] for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known [present passive imperative (passive request)] unto God.
Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
PAUL LIVED CONFIDENTLY
Mark 14:36 And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thoBu wilt.
THINK ON THESE THINGS
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think [present active imperative] on these things.
DO WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN TAUGHT
Philippians 4:9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do [present active imperative]: and the God of peace shall be with you.
PRESENT ACTIVE INFINITIVE:
Verbal noun expressing purpose or extent of action. The infinitive implies potential or possibly.
PROVE WHAT IS BETTER
Philippians 1:10 That ye may approve [present active infinitive, try] things that are excellent [better, more value]; that ye may be sincere [genuine, without flaw] and without offence [stumbling] till the day of Christ;
PURPOSE OF PAUL
Philippians 1:21 For to me to live [present active infinitive] is Christ, and to die is gain.
PURPOSE OF CHRIST FOR US
Philippians 1:29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe [present active infinitive] on him, but also to suffer [present active infinitive] for his sake;
PURPOSE OF GOD FOR US
Philippians 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will [present active infinitive] and to do [present active infinitive] of his good pleasure.
PURPOSE FOR ALL OF US
Philippians 3:16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk [present active infinitive] by the same rule, let us mind [present active infinitive] the same thing.