What a Fellowship!

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  • Here is the sermon skeleton from my message yesterday.

    Title: “What a Fellowship!”

    Text: Philippians 1:1-2

    Sermon Series: Philippians: Partnership in the Gospel

    Point: True Christianity binds believers to Christ and to one another.

    Theme: The relational elements of a healthy church


    I. A healthy church is marked by servant leadership (1:1a).

        Paul teaches a lesson about servant leadership through…

        A. The omission he makes: He does not identify himself as an “Apostle”

        B. The association he shares: and Timothy

        C. The designation he embraces: servants of Christ Jesus

    II. A healthy church is marked by a consecrated membership (1:b-c)

        What it means to be a saint is seen in…

        A. Our relationship to Jesus Christ: saints in Christ Jesus

        B. Our relationship to the world around us: at Philippi

        C. Our relationship to godly leadership: with the overseers and deacons

           1. Overseers serve by leading

           2. Deacons lead by serving

    III. A healthy church is marked by true fellowship (1:2)

        A. The basis of true fellowship: grace

        B. The result of true fellowship: peace
        C. The source of true fellowship: from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ


    H.B. Charles Jr.

    Pastor-Teacher at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville and Orange Park, Florida.