Jubilee Evangelical Church
How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked... For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor.
Psalm 84

Paul’s Letter to the Philippians Part 5


December 2, 2020


Paul’s Letter to the Philippians Part 5

Philippians 4:10-20

My Sermon Notes from November 1, 2020 Full Text:

腓立比書 Philippians 4:10-20

10 我靠主大大地喜樂,因為你們思念我的心如今又發生;你們向來就思念我,只是沒得機會。 11 我並不是因缺乏說這話,我無論在什麼景況都可以知足,這是我已經學會了。 12 我知道怎樣處卑賤,也知道怎樣處豐富,或飽足或飢餓,或有餘或缺乏,隨事隨在,我都得了祕訣。 13 我靠著那加給我力量的,凡事都能做。 14 然而,你們和我同受患難原是美事。 15 腓立比人哪,你們也知道我初傳福音,離了馬其頓的時候,論到授受的事,除了你們以外並沒有別的教會供給我。 16 就是我在帖撒羅尼迦,你們也一次兩次地打發人供給我的需用。 17 我並不求什麼饋送,所求的就是你們的果子漸漸增多,歸在你們的帳上。 18 但我樣樣都有,並且有餘。我已經充足,因我從以巴弗提受了你們的饋送,當做極美的香氣,為神所收納所喜悅的祭物。 19 我的神必照他榮耀的豐富,在基督耶穌裡使你們一切所需用的都充足。 20 願榮耀歸給我們的父神,直到永永遠遠!阿們。

10 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

14 Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles. 15 Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only; 16 for even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid more than once when I was in need. 17 Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account. 18 I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. 19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

20 To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Discussion Questions:

1. Am I content with what I have? Do I appreciate what God has given me? I will count my blessings and give thanks to God now.
2. Am I crediting my account? How can I give to others, spend time with the Lord in quiet time, study the Word and apply it in my life everyday?
3. In what ways can I give to others and trust God more to meet all my needs according to His glorious riches in Christ?