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Two Are Better Than One in Spiritual Warfare (4 of 5)
Series: Power In Partnership
Dr. Stan Coffey
Philippians 1:3-6; 27-29
If you have your Bible, I want you to open them to Philippians Chapter 1, the book of Philippians, Chapter1. We are going to begin reading in verse 3. I want to speak to you today on this subject, "Two Are Better Than One in Spiritual Warfare".
We've been talking about two are better than one and as we look at that passage we have emphasized how there is a partnership within the church of the Lord Jesus Christ in carrying out the mission that God has given us.
When we are lonely, when we need encouragement, we come to the church and we find that. When we want to worship God, two are better than one because Jesus said, "Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am."
"Where there are two or more gathered together in my name there I am in the midst of thee." Now scripture teaches that God is transcendent, He is certainly everywhere at the same time and yet there is a power, there is a way that God blesses when believers come together and the same is true in spiritual warfare.
And that is what Paul is teaching in Philippians Chapter 1. Most of you will remember that Philippian was one of Paul's favorite churches, that Paul had given his life to be a missionary, he had gone throughout the world preaching the gospel and building New Testament churches.
It had been ten years since he had built this church, founded the church, and moved on. And Paul is in the Mamertine Prison in Rome. It would be equivalent to the highest security prisons today. He is in almost solitary confinement. He is chained to a Roman solider.
A Roman solider has been assigned just to guard him and as he thinks of the places he has been and the messages he has preached, he thinks about his particular church because in the ten years since he has been with them this has been the church that has stuck by him.
This has been the church th ...
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