Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

The Apostle Paul: Modeling Prayer

And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.  Philippians 1:9-11

A. The Life of the Effectual Praying Person

1. A Christ-centered Life: Phil. 1:21

2. A Christ-controlled Life: Phil. 3:7-9

3. A Christ-consumed Life: Phil. 3:10

B. The Heart in the Affectionate Praying Person

1. His heart and mind were on these believers

Phil. 1:3-4, Phil. 2:4, Phil. 2:21, Phil. 1:23-34

2. He was thankful for these believers

Phil. 1:3-4, Rom. 1:8, 1 Cor. 1:4-7, Eph. 1:15-16,

Col. 1:3-4, Phil. 1:3-5, 1 Thess. 1:2-3, 2 Thess. 1:3

3. He was aware of his grace kinship with believers

Phil. 1:5-7

– The grace of kinship in the work of the gospel

Phil. 2:22, Phil. 4:3, Matt. 28:18-20

– The grace of kinship in the family of God

Phil. 1:5-7, 1 Cor. 15:10, Rom. 8:17

4. He expressed his love and source of it to these believers.

Phil. 1:8, 1 Thess. 2:7-12