(Philippians 2:1-4 NIV) “Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selﬁsh ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”
✓ Problems caused by people.
✓ Physical needs unmet by people.
(Philippians 2:12 NIV) “Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling.”
(Luke 9:1-2 NIV) “When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.”
Proclaim the kingdom - Basēlā’a.
Power to drive out the enemy - Dynamis.
Physically heal the sick - Iaomai.
Process to cure diseases - Therapeuō.
Learning To Process
1. Humbly acknowledge what it is.
(Philippians 2:5-8 NIV) “In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!”
2. Find and deal with the cause.
(Philippians 2:25-26 NIV) “But I think it is necessary to send back to you Epaphroditus, my brother, co-worker and fellow soldier, who is also your messenger, whom you sent to take care of my needs. For he longs for all of you and is distressed because you heard he was ill.”
3. Respond in faith.
(Philippians 2:13 NIV) “For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulﬁll his good purpose.”