This Sunday, I continued my exposition of Philippians. I preached from the beginning of the main body, verses 12-14. Here is the sermon skeleton from Sunday’s message:

Title: “What Happens to What Happens to You

Text: Philippians 1:12-14

Sermon Series: Philippians: Partnership in the Gospel

Theme: The overruling providence of God

Point: God is in control of everything that happens in your life.

Transitional Sentence: Look beyond what happens to you and trust that God rules over and works through the circumstances of life.

Outline:

I. God reigns over the circumstances of life (1:12)

A. God’s sovereign providence overrules what happens to you (v. 12a)

B. God’s eternal purpose overrules what happens to you (v. 12b)

II. God works through the circumstances of life (1:13-14)

A. God can use your circumstances to influence unbelievers (v. 13)

B. God can use your circumstances to influence other believers (v. 14)