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1. Fellowship of the Gospel (1:5) We get to know each other

2. Fellowship of the Spirit (2:1) We get to know ourselves

3. Fellowship of His Suffering (3:10) We get to know Christ

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1. Rejoice in the fellowship of the saints (1:3-11)

2. Rejoice over afflictions that turn out for the furtherance of the Gospel (1:12-30)

3. Rejoice in the ministry for the saints (2:1-18)

4. Rejoice in the fellowship of such faithful saints as Timothy and Epaphroditus (2:19; 3:1)

5. Rejoice that our Hopes are in Jesus and not in the deeds of the law and the flesh (3:2-16)

6. Rejoice that our citizenship is in heaven rather than on earth and in fleshly indulgences (3:17; 4:1)

7. Rejoice even over such Christians as Euodia and Syntyche who, though at strife, have the root of thematter in them, whose names are written in the book of life (4:2,3)

8. Rejoice always and over all things (4:4-9)

9. Rejoice in the bounties of God’s people to those in need as was Paul (4:10-20)

James M. Gray, source unknown