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					       Philippians
Chapter 4:
What does spiritual
 maturity look like?
         Philippians
4:1 Therefore, my beloved
 brethren whom I long to see,
 my joy and crown, so stand
 firm in the Lord, my beloved.
         Philippians
4:1 Therefore, my beloved
 brethren whom I long to see,
 my joy and crown, so stand
 firm in the Lord, my beloved.
          Philippians
2 I urge Euodia and I urge
 Syntyche to live in harmony in
 the Lord.
           Philippians
2 I urge Euodia and I urge
 Syntyche to live in harmony in
 the Lord.
3 Indeed, true comrade, I ask you
 also to help these women who
 have shared my struggle in the
 cause of the gospel, together with
 Clement also, and the rest of my
 fellow workers, whose names are
 in the book of life.
           Philippians
2 I urge Euodia and I urge
 Syntyche to live in harmony in
 the Lord.
3 Indeed, true comrade, I ask you
 also to help these women who
           Eph. 4:3 Be diligent to
 have shared my struggle in the
           preserve the unity of
 cause of the gospel, together with
           also, and in rest of my
 Clement the Spirit thethe bond of
           peace.
 fellow workers, whose names are
 in the book of life.
           Philippians
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I
 will say, rejoice!
           Philippians
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I
 will say, rejoice!
           Philippians
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I
 will say, rejoice!
         Compare to vs. 6 Be
         anxious for nothing, but
         in everything by prayer
         and supplication with
         thanksgiving let your
         requests be made known
         to God.
           Philippians
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I
 will say, rejoice!
         Compare to vs. 6 Be
         anxious for nothing, but
         in everything by prayer
         and supplication with
         thanksgiving let your
         requests be made known
         to God.
           Philippians
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I
 will say, rejoice!
         Compare to vs. 6 Be
         anxious for nothing, but
         in everything by prayer
         and supplication with
         thanksgiving let your
         requests be made known
         to God.
           Philippians
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I
 will say, rejoice!
          7 And the peace of God,
          which surpasses all
          comprehension, shall
          guard your hearts and
          your minds in Christ
          Jesus.
           Philippians
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I
 will say, rejoice!
           7 And the peace of God,
           which surpasses all
  John 14:27 “I am leaving you
           comprehension, and
  with a gift—peace of mindshall
           guard your hearts a
  heart. And the peace I give isand
           your cannot give. So
  gift the world minds in Christ
            troubled
  don’t beJesus. or afraid.”
           Philippians
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I
 will say, rejoice!
           7 And the peace of God,
           which surpasses all
  John 14:27 “Peace I leave with
  you; Mycomprehension, shall
            peace I give to you;
           guard your hearts and
  not as the world gives do I give
           your let your heart be
  to you. Do notminds in Christ
  troubled, nor let it be fearful.”
           Jesus.
Peace of the      Peace of Christ:
world:     Philippians
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I
 will say, rejoice!
           7 And the peace of God,
           which surpasses all
  John 14:27 “Peace I leave with
  you; Mycomprehension, shall
            peace I give to you;
           guard your hearts and
  not as the world gives do I give
           your let your heart be
  to you. Do notminds in Christ
  troubled, nor let it be fearful.”
           Jesus.
Peace of the        Peace of Christ:
world:
Good circum-
            Philippians
  stances
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I
 will say, rejoice!
           7 And the peace of God,
           which surpasses all
  John 14:27 “Peace I leave with
  you; Mycomprehension, shall
            peace I give to you;
           guard your hearts and
  not as the world gives do I give
           your let your heart be
  to you. Do notminds in Christ
  troubled, nor let it be fearful.”
           Jesus.
Peace of the        Peace of Christ:
world:     Philippians
Good circum-
  stances
4 Rejoice in the
Inner sense thatLord always; again I
 will say, rejoice!
 nothing is
 bothering7 And the peace of God,
             me
            which surpasses all
   John 14:27 “Peace I leave with
   you; Mycomprehension, shall
             peace I give to you;
            guard your hearts and
   not as the world gives do I give
            your let your heart be
   to you. Do notminds in Christ
   troubled, nor let it be fearful.”
            Jesus.
Peace of the        Peace of Christ:
world:
Good circum-
            Philippians
                    The sense of
  stances           security & purpose
4 Rejoice in the that comes again
Inner sense thatLord always; from I
 will say, rejoice! trusting in God’s
 nothing is
 bothering7 And the peace of God,
             me     love
            which surpasses all
   John 14:27 “Peace I leave with
   you; Mycomprehension, shall
             peace I give to you;
            guard your hearts and
   not as the world gives do I give
            your let your heart be
   to you. Do notminds in Christ
   troubled, nor let it be fearful.”
            Jesus.
Peace of the        Peace of Christ:
world:     Philippians
Good circum-        Can include
  stances           intense suffering
4 Rejoice in the and struggle
Inner sense thatLord always; again I
 will say, rejoice!
 nothing is
 bothering7 And the peace of God,
             me
            which surpasses all
   John 14:27 “Peace I leave with
   you; Mycomprehension, shall
             peace I give to you;
            guard your hearts and
   not as the world gives do I give
            your let your heart be
   to you. Do notminds in Christ
   troubled, nor let it be fearful.”
            Jesus.
            Philippians
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I
 will say, rejoice! to vs. 6 Be anxious
            Compare
           for nothing, but in everything
           by prayer and supplication
           with thanksgiving let your
           requests be made known to
           God. 7 And the peace of God,
           which surpasses all
           comprehension, shall guard
           your hearts and your minds in
           Christ Jesus.
Thanksgiving and
rejoicing:  Philippians
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I
 will say, rejoice! to vs. 6 Be anxious
            Compare
           for nothing, but in everything
           by prayer and supplication
           with thanksgiving let your
           requests be made known to
           God. 7 And the peace of God,
           which surpasses all
           comprehension, shall guard
           your hearts and your minds in
           Christ Jesus.
Thanksgiving and
rejoicing:   Philippians
Not just the result of
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I
 will and happiness,vs. 6 Be anxious
peacesay, rejoice!
           Compare to
but the CAUSE
           for nothing, but in everything
            by prayer and supplication
            with thanksgiving let your
            requests be made known to
            God. 7 And the peace of God,
            which surpasses all
            comprehension, shall guard
            your hearts and your minds in
            Christ Jesus.
Thanksgiving and
rejoicing:   Philippians
Not just the result of
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I
 will and happiness,vs. 6 Be anxious
peacesay, rejoice!
           Compare to
but the CAUSE
           for nothing, but in everything
Requires: by prayer and supplication
            with thanksgiving let your
            requests be made known to
            God. 7 And the peace of God,
            which surpasses all
            comprehension, shall guard
            your hearts and your minds in
            Christ Jesus.
Thanksgiving and
rejoicing:   Philippians
Not just the result of
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I
 will and happiness,vs. 6 Be anxious
peacesay, rejoice!
            Compare to
but the CAUSE
            for nothing, but in everything
Requires: by prayer and supplication
            with thanksgiving let your
 1. Trust in God be made known to
            requests
            God. 7 And the peace of God,
            which surpasses all
            comprehension, shall guard
            your hearts and your minds in
            Christ Jesus.
Thanksgiving and
rejoicing:   Philippians
Not just the result of
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I
 will and happiness,vs. 6 Be anxious
peacesay, rejoice!
            Compare to
but the CAUSE
            for nothing, but in everything
Requires: by prayer and supplication
            with thanksgiving let your
 1. Trust in God be made known to
            requests
            God. And the
 2. Humility 7surpassespeace of God,
            which            all
            comprehension, shall guard
            your hearts and your minds in
            Christ Jesus.
Thanksgiving and
rejoicing:   Philippians
Not just the result of
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I
 will and happiness,vs. 6 Be anxious
peacesay, rejoice!
            Compare to
but the CAUSE
            for nothing, but in everything
Requires: by prayer and supplication
            with thanksgiving let your
 1. Trust in God be made known to
            requests
            God. And the
 2. Humility 7surpassespeace of God,
            which            all
 3. Broader view
            comprehension, shall guard
            your hearts and your minds in
            Christ Jesus.
Thanksgiving and
rejoicing:   Philippians
Not just the result of
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I
 will and happiness,vs. 6 Be anxious
peacesay, rejoice!
            Compare to
but the CAUSE
            for nothing, but in everything
Requires: by prayer and supplication
            with thanksgiving let your
 1. Trust in God be made known to
            requests
            God. And the
 2. Humility 7surpassespeace of God,
            which            all
 3. Broader view
            comprehension, shall guard
            your
 4. Faith over hearts and your minds in
            Christ Jesus.
    feelings
Thanksgiving and
             Philippians
rejoicing: Won’t get far until we learn
Not just the result of
               this
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I
 will and happiness,vs. 6 Be anxious
peacesay, rejoice!
            Compare to
but the CAUSE
            for nothing, but in everything
Requires: by prayer and supplication
            with thanksgiving let your
 1. Trust in God be made known to
            requests
            God. And the
 2. Humility 7surpassespeace of God,
            which            all
 3. Broader view
            comprehension, shall guard
            your
 4. Faith over hearts and your minds in
            Christ Jesus.
    feelings
Thanksgiving and
             Philippians
rejoicing: Won’t get far until we learn
Not just the result of
               this
4 Rejoice inTheLord always; again I
              the feelings
      and happiness, come later
peacesay, rejoice!
 will       Compare to vs. 6 Be anxious
but the CAUSE
            for nothing, but in everything
Requires: by prayer and supplication
            with thanksgiving let your
 1. Trust in God be made known to
            requests
            God. And the
 2. Humility 7surpassespeace of God,
            which            all
 3. Broader view
            comprehension, shall guard
            your
 4. Faith over hearts and your minds in
            Christ Jesus.
    feelings
Thanksgiving and
             Philippians
rejoicing: Won’t get far until we learn
Not just the result of
               this
4 Rejoice inTheLord always; again I
              the feelings
      and happiness, come later
peacesay, rejoice!
 will        Not practicing Xian
            Compare to vs. 6 Be anxious
               science…
but the CAUSE
            for nothing, but in everything
Requires: by prayer and supplication
            with thanksgiving let your
 1. Trust in God be made known to
            requests
            God. And the
 2. Humility 7surpassespeace of God,
            which            all
 3. Broader view
            comprehension, shall guard
            your
 4. Faith over hearts and your minds in
            Christ Jesus.
    feelings
Thanksgiving and
             Philippians
rejoicing: Won’t get far until we learn
Not just the result of
               this
4 Rejoice inTheLord always; again I
              the feelings
      and happiness, come later
peacesay, rejoice!
 will        Not practicing Xian
            Compare to vs. 6 Be anxious
               science…
but the CAUSE                in everything
            for nothing, but actually true
             Only what supplication
            by prayer andis
Requires:
            with thanksgiving let your
 1. Trust in God be made known to
            requests
            God. And the
 2. Humility 7surpassespeace of God,
            which             all
 3. Broader view
            comprehension, shall guard
            your
 4. Faith over hearts and your minds in
            Christ Jesus.
    feelings
Thanksgiving and
             Philippians
rejoicing: Won’t get far until we learn
Not just the result of
               this
4 Rejoice inTheLord always; again I
              the feelings
      and happiness, come later
peacesay, rejoice!
 will        Not practicing Xian
            Compare to vs. 6 Be anxious
               science…
but the CAUSE                in everything
            for nothing, but actually true
             Only what supplication
            by prayer andis anxiety, but
Requires: Can’t turn off
            with thanksgiving let your
               can
 1. Trust in Godgive thanks.
            requests be made known to
            God. And the
 2. Humility 7surpassespeace of God,
            which             all
 3. Broader view
            comprehension, shall guard
            your
 4. Faith over hearts and your minds in
            Christ Jesus.
    feelings
Thanksgiving and
             Philippians
rejoicing: Won’t get far until we learn
Not just the result of
               this
4 Rejoice inTheLord always; again I
              the feelings
      and happiness, come later
peacesay, rejoice!
 will        Not practicing Xian
            Compare to vs. 6 Be anxious
               science…
but the CAUSE                in everything
            for nothing, but actually true
             Only what supplication
            by prayer andis anxiety, but
Requires: Can’t turn off
            with thanksgiving let your
              Godgive made known
               can
            requests bethanks.
 1. Trust in Sometimes change is to
            God. 7 And the peace of God,
 2. Humility immediate, other times may
            which surpasses all awhile
               have
 3. Broader view to struggle forguard
            comprehension, shall
            your
 4. Faith over hearts and your minds in
            Christ Jesus.
    feelings
            Philippians
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I
 will say, rejoice! to vs. 6 Be anxious
            Compare
           for nothing, but in everything
           by prayer and supplication
           with thanksgiving let your
           requests be made known to
           God. 7 And the peace of God,
           which surpasses all
           comprehension, shall guard
           your hearts and your minds in
           Christ Jesus.
Anxiety
Implies:    Philippians
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I
 will say, rejoice! to vs. 6 Be anxious
            Compare
           for nothing, but in everything
           by prayer and supplication
           with thanksgiving let your
           requests be made known to
           God. 7 And the peace of God,
           which surpasses all
           comprehension, shall guard
           your hearts and your minds in
           Christ Jesus.
Anxiety
Implies:    Philippians
 1. God cannot be
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I
    trusted
 will say, rejoice! to vs. 6 Be anxious
            Compare
           for nothing, but in everything
           by prayer and supplication
           with thanksgiving let your
           requests be made known to
           God. 7 And the peace of God,
           which surpasses all
           comprehension, shall guard
           your hearts and your minds in
           Christ Jesus.
Anxiety
Implies:    Philippians
 1. God cannot be
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I
    trusted
 will say, rejoice! to vs. 6 Be anxious
            Compare
 2. My well-being but in everything
            for nothing,
    depends on me and supplication
            by prayer
           with thanksgiving let your
           requests be made known to
           God. 7 And the peace of God,
           which surpasses all
           comprehension, shall guard
           your hearts and your minds in
           Christ Jesus.
Anxiety
Implies:    Philippians
 1. God cannot be
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I
    trusted
 will say, rejoice! to vs. 6 Be anxious
            Compare
 2. My well-being but in everything
            for nothing,
    depends on me and supplication
            by prayer
 3. God’s gifts are
            with thanksgiving let your
            requests
    too good to be be made knownGod,
            God. 7 And the peace of
                                     to
    true which surpasses all
           comprehension, shall guard
           your hearts and your minds in
           Christ Jesus.
Anxietycherifix.mpg
       Philippians
Either we try to
 develop our own sense
 of peace
Or we accept the peace
 of God that surpasses
 comprehension
      Philippians
Comments?
Questions?
Experiences?

				
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