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Paul's Motivation




Paul's Motivation

Philippians 1:19-26

Darin Struble

Paul’s Motivation - Philippians 1:19-26


   - Philippians 1:12

   - Titus 1:1

   - 1 Corinthians 15:3-9

What Motivated Paul?

1. The Prayers of the believers in Philippi

.   - Philippians 1:19

   - Colossians 4:2-5

   - 2 Thessalonians 4:2-5

2. The Holy Spirit’s Help.

   - Philippians 1:19

   - Acts 1:8

3. Jesus Christ

   - Philippians 1:20-21

   - Acts 9:15

   - Romans 1:16

   - Philippians 3:8

4. Jesus Christ’s Promise of Resurrection (Eternal Life)

   - Philippians 1:21-24

   - John 3:16

   - 2 Corinthians 5:8

   - Philippians 2:17

   - James 4:14

5. Helping Believers Grow & Experience Joy

   -  Philippians 1:23-25


1. Pray for each other.

2. Be filled with the Holy Spirit

3. Preach the Gospel to yourself (Regularly remind yourself of Christ’s love for you).

4. Live believing God’s promise of resurrection.

5. Help others grow spiritually & experience joy.


Connection Builders

  1. Share a hobby you enjoy doing.

  2. Share a fun fact about a talent, skill, or ability that you have that maybe most people don't know.

Sermon Questions

  1. Share with the group some ways you practice the art of prayer? Share some ways you pray for your brothers and sister in Christ.

  2. Tell me what you think about the following statement: "No one is really ready to live until they are ready to die."

  3. How would your neighbors finish the following statement? To live is...

  4. How would your neighbors finish the following statement? To Die is...

  5. How did Paul's statements about living and dying challenge his readers? challenge you?

  6. Darin talked about how Paul wanted to continue living so that he could help the Philippian believers continue to grow and experience joy. Share how you could grow in the area of helping and inspiring others to grow spiritually and to experience the joy of Christ in their lives.

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