Fellowship in the Gospel of Jesus Christ

15 01 2014

This Sunday we started a new series on Philippians, starting with Philippians 1vv1-11 – here are the notes I took!

We should be constantly praying for opportunities to share the gospel.

Many of us lose our passion, we need to recover the joy and unity that Paul has in this passage. It’s written from a prison cell, not an easy place to have joy!

Paul’s primary purpose is making Jesus known. If as Christian’s we want to get more passionate, we need to get passionate about the Gospel, and sharing it.

Fellowship is so much more than a chat over tea and a biscuit.
Fellowship = Partnership.
Partnership is working together for a common purpose and vision. In this case, spreading the Gospel.

The church is a diverse group of people, unified by the Gospel. It’s not just a case of sharing the Gospel, but growing in it.

As Christians, we have been given the power of the Holy Spirit, God has begun something in us that He will finish, so have confidence – one day we will be perfectly like Jesus!

People feel like they know about Christianity, and tend to be cynical of it. They need to see us walk the walk as well as talk the talk – not in our own strength, but in the power of the Holy Spirit.

People need to see us united, as something different from the world.

A passion for God gives us a joy that curries, xbox and football cannot. [Can you tell our pastor is male?!]

There is no greater joy than leading someone to Jesus. What are we really passionate about?

“Don’t let my love grow cold, I’m calling out, light the fire again.”