This past Sunday, I preached from one of my favorite verses of the Bible. Philippians 1:6 “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” My goal for the message was to remind the church of the unwavering faithfulness of God to his accomplish his divine purpose in the believer’s life and in the life of the local church.

Here is the sermon skeleton from Sunday’s message:

Title: “The Preservation of the Saints

Text: Philippians 1:6

Theme: The preservation of the saints

Point: The security of the church rests in the faithfulness of God.

Outline:

I. Our Salvation: You can trust God to accomplish the good work he has begun for you.

    A. Your good works cannot save you.

    B. We are saved by the work that God has done for us through Christ.

II. Our Sanctification: You can trust God to accomplish the good work he has begun in you.

    A. You are not all that God would have you to be in Christ (Phil. 3:13-14).

    B. God is at work in your to conform you to the image of Jesus Christ (Phil. 2:12-13).

III. Our Service: You can trust God to accomplish the good work he has begin through you.

    A. The perseverance of the saints (Phil. 1:5)

    G. The preservation of the saints (Phil. 1:6)