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