The Exemplary Life: Gospel Expansion (Philippians 2:19-30)

The Exemplary Life: Gospel Expansion (Philippians 2:19-30)


MPS: Those who live exemplary Christian lives partner with others and serve where they are needed in order to advance the Kingdom of God.

I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth.(1Cor. 3:6)

The exemplary life is marked by work for Gospel expansion. (22; 30)

  • Gospel workers learn from others.
    • The relationship between Paul and Timothy was one akin to a father and son’s relationship.
    • This included mentorship and serving alongside one another for the purpose of expanding God’s Kingdom.
  • Gospel workers cooperate with others.
    • There was no fear from rivalry between these two. They didn’t care about their little kingdoms.
    • Co-workers in Christ are most effective when the Gospel is their greatest priority.
  • Gospel workers take risks.
    • The illness that Epaphroditus nearly took his life.
    • He pushed on for the purpose of serving God in Gospel ministry.
  • Gospel workers serve areas of need.
    • Epaphroditus was sent by the Philippians to serve Paul in a way that they were unable.
    • Paul is commending their missionary’s willingness to serve the Gospel in any capacity.


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