July 31, 2016

7-31-2016 – You’ve Got a Friend in Me

Preacher:
Passage: Philippians 2:19-30
Service Type:

Bible Text: Philippians 2:19-30 | Preacher: Matt Elliott | Series: A Study of Philippians

7-31-2016 – You’ve Got a Friend in Me
Matt Elliott

John 15:9-17
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. These things I command you, so that you will love one another.

Online communication is strange. What would happen if we communicated in real life how we communicate online. It’s difficult to get an accurate picture of someone from their online posts.

Romans 16:1-27 – How many people did Paul individually name?

Philippians 2:19-30
I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I too may be cheered by news of you. For I have no one like him, who will be genuinely concerned for your welfare. For they all seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. But you know Timothy’s proven worth, how as a son with a father he has served with me in the gospel. I hope therefore to send him just as soon as I see how it will go with me, and I trust in the Lord that shortly I myself will come also.

I have thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, and your messenger and minister to my need, for he has been longing for you all and has been distressed because you heard that he was ill. Indeed he was ill, near to death. But God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. I am the more eager to send him, therefore, that you may rejoice at seeing him again, and that I may be less anxious. So receive him in the Lord with all joy, and honor such men, for he nearly died for the work of Christ, risking his life to complete what was lacking in your service to me.

Friendship in Christ is about carrying out the will of Christ together.’

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

  • Map & Location

    Service Times:


    Sundays


    Worship Services are at 9am for the time being. Most events and gatherings have been cancelled. Please call the church office at 719-598-0344 or e-mail churchoffice@eastsidesprings.com for updated service times.

    For times of our children and teen programs, see our Kids and Student Ministry pages

  •