03 May 2014

A Meaningful Prayer

A Meaningful Prayer
Text: Philippians 1:9-11

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Message Notes


1. Cultivation of a Christian Heart of love          Philippians 1:9

a) To abound

b) More and More

2. Context of this abounding love          Philippians 1:9

a) In knowledge

b) All discernment

3. Concrete Expressions of this love in real life (Fruit)          Philippians 1:10

a) Ability to approve things that are excellent

b) Sincerity

c) Without Offense

d) Duration – “till the day of Christ”

e) Filled with fruits of righteousness

4. Christ Jesus          Philippians 1:11

a) He is the Mediator (“by Jesus Christ”)

b) He hears our prayers

5. Concerns          Philippians 1:11

a) To the glory of God

b) To the praise of God

6. Challenges

a) The above cannot be achieved by our own strength

b) These must be brought to the Lord humbly in prayer

i) Personal Prayer

ii) Intercessory Prayer


And this I pray that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment,
That you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ,
Being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Christ Jesus, to the glory and praise of God.
Philippians 1:9-11