The Definition of Partnership

March 21st, 2019

Hinckley Evangelical Free Church

March 17, 2019


The definition of “partnership”…

  • “An arrangement where parties, known as p________, agree to cooperate to advance their m_________ i_________________.”
  • the simple meaning of the word is "to have in c____________."


  • Philippians 1:18
  • “But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached…” that is the “m_____ interest”!


This idea of “p______________” echoes throughout this book

  • In 1:27 he admonishes them to “stand firm in ONE spirit contending as ONE man for the faith of the Gospel….”
  • In 2:2 He asks them to make his joy full by being like minded having the same love, being ONE in spirit and purpose.
  • And in the next verse he instructs them to “Consider others better (or more important) than yourselves.”
  • Their attitude (that is all of the church) should be the same as that of Christ Jesus…
  • Vs 14, “Do everything without complaining or arguing…”
  • 3:17 “Join with others in following my example….
  • 4:2…. “Agree with each other” really the whole fourth chapter is demonstrating the reality of partnership with the church and the admonition to have partnership with each other.


  • The idea of a “Loyal” yokefellow indicates that the person/ or persons here addressed were “p_______ their s_________ of the load”.


  • “I thank my God every time I remember you”…

    • We need to apply this to our fellow members… we need to remember to thank God for each other. When we are thankful for each other we are able to o___________ those little things that irritate us.  When we give thanks we have trouble f________ s___________ for ourselves. 


  • “In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership I the gospel from the first day until now…”

    • He makes it a habit to pray with joy, because he recognizes their p  in the g              !  In other words, they all look at the BIG goal… the Gospel!!!!!
  • …. “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus”.
    • Paul was able to pray for them, and to have joy for their partnership, because he was confident that God was not f____________ with them yet… He was able to give them g________, because he knew that they were a work in progress….
  • Why not jump in here with us… and reach for the goal?
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