Ice Breaker: Proverbs 18:24 says, “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Who has been this kind of faithful friend to you, and what made him/her a great friend?
The sermon covered Philippians 1:3-8. These verses, along with 9-11, are Paul’s greeting to his faithful friends in the church at Philippi.
Six Ways for “How to Really Love Somebody” from verses 3-8:
v.3 Paul shows us we love others…by keeping God at the center of our relationship.
v.3-4. Paul shows us we love others…by expressing our thankfulness to them.
v.5. The Church in Philippi shows us we love others…by giving our time, resources, and friendship to do good to them.
v.6 God shows us we love others…by never quitting on them.
v.7. The church in Philippi shows us we love others…by standing with others in the hardest times.
v.8 Paul shows us we love others…by drawing our fuel to love from Christ.
Verse 8 was held out by Pastor Thomas as the place we find fuel and desire for loving others.