Philippians 2:25-30

Sermon Outline

1.  An enduring embrace of the Apostles’ teaching

2.  An enduring self-denying love of their church family

3.  An enduring participation in the ministry of their church family

4.  Honour which reminds us of the Gospel of Christ

Family Discussion Questions:

Younger and Older:

  • How do we know that Epaphroditus loved the Philippian church?
  • Why is important to believe only things about God that the Apostles taught?
  • How was Epaphroditus serving the Philippian church by going to Rome?
  • How was the Philippian church supposed to treat Epaphroditus when he got back to them?


Deeper Discussion:

  • How are the things which the Bible counts as honourable related to the Gospel?
  • What about Epaphroditus’ mission would have been seen as shameful from the perspective of the world or of man-made religion?
  • How have you seen the church be tempted to pursue a worldly honour at the expense of Gospel honour?
  • What are the ways in which the church shows honour to people?