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 The Secret to a Fulfilled Life

 

Philippians 1:3-11

 

 

 

I.                   Putting God first brings joy in our lives – vv. 3-8.

A.    Personally – Doing God’s work can be a source of the greatest joy in the life of a believer – vv. 3-4.

B.     Communally – God’s mindset – love for the whole world – a sense of connectedness and a secret to success in ministry – live outside of self – vv. 5-8

 

II.                Putting God first enables us to fulfill our mission on earth – vv. 9-11.

A.    Loving God = Putting Him first --- results in – v. 9.

B.     Greater Understanding of God & His will --- results in – v. 9.

C.     Wiser Living --- results in – v. 10.

D.    Growth in sanctification --- results in – vv. 10-11.

E.     Glorifying God = fulfilling our mission – vv. 10-11.

Fruit of righteousness – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control (Gal.5:22-23).


The secret to a fulfilled life lies with the right priorities.