Philippians 1:1-11 The How To and The Want To

A major theme in Philippians is JOY.

Why does Paul feel this way about them?  Paul considers them COMPANIONS and CO-LABORERS in the Gospel.

God was JUST GETTING STARTED with them!

He prays they would:
Overflow with THE GREATEST KIND OF love
Overflow with FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCIAL knowledge
Overflow with PROPER, GODLY discernment

Philippians 1:6

God is the HOW TO. What he’s looking for from us is the WANT TO.