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Four Marks Of A Spirit Filled Church (2 of 15)
Series: Studies In Philippians
Dr. Stan Coffey
Now I want to begin reading this morning in Philippians 1:9-11 and I would like to speak today from this subject, "Four Marks of a Spirit Filled Church."
Philippians 1:9-11 "And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; that ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ. Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God."
Now today's message is going to be a thrilling message because we are going to have the privilege of going into the prayer closet with the apostle Paul and understanding and listening to him as he prays for the church at Philippi. You can tell a great deal about a person when you examine the prayer life of that person. All of the successes that you have are prayer successes in the spiritual life. All of the failures in your spiritual life come because you have not prayed as you should. If I were to study your prayer habits I could tell you the reason for your success or I could tell you the reason for your failure. You don't have a success in your life but what it is a prayer success and you do not have a failure in your life but what the lack of prayer has caused it. There is not a sin in your life that could not have been avoided by prayer. And there is not a promise of God that could not be claimed by prayer. Nothing is beyond the reach of prayer except that which is beyond the will of God for your life.
So, Paul is in prison and he is praying for the church at Philippi. A child of God never reaches higher than when he is on his knees. I want you to notice that in verse 9 that this prayer of Paul is a personal prayer. He said and this "I" pray. This is a prayer from his own heart. There is no one who can do your praying for you. I can pray for you but I ...
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