Security (10 of 10) by Larry Osborne

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Security (10 of 10)
Series: Philippians - Conquering Life's Dungeons and Dragons
Dr. Larry Osborne
Philippians 4:15-19


A wise man doesn't take every guarantee at face value -
He reads the fine print!

A wise man doesn't take all of God's promises at face value -
He reads the LARGE PRINT!

The Passage and The Promise:
Philippians 4:15-19

- Remember the "Over-the-Shoulder Principle."
A real letter to real people.

- Notice that the Philippians had. . .

generously supported Paul's ministry

from the beginning

over the long haul


God would meet all of their needs.

The Promise:

- Needs not wants.

- In "accordance with" - not just "out of" God's riches!


- If we want Philippian-like security - we need Philippian-like generosity!

1. Off the top.
Philippians 4:15/ Proverbs 3:9-10/ Malachi 3:8-11/ Haggai 1:2-12 and 2:15-19

2. Over the long haul.
Philippians 4:16/ 2 Corinthians 11:9/ 2 Corinthians 9:6-11 and 1 Corinthians 16:1-2

3. Sacrificially.
2 Corinthians 8:1-5/ 2 Samuel 24:18-25

Growth Group Homework

1. At times, it can be tricky to know the difference between a need and want. Based upon your life observations, what are two or three typical "wants" that people confuse for "needs"?

How would you define the difference between a "want" and a "need"?

2. Which of the three traits of generosity that characterized the ...

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