Here is an outline, to help you track along.
A. Paul tells us to "think about such things," after listing a series of positive qualities.
B. While Paul's list is good, controlling one's thoughts can be difficult.
II. "Do as you saw me do."
A. Paul offers himself up as an example, so that the Philippians can see the traits he just listed lived out.
B. This is a glimpse into part of Paul's vision for the church.
C. Christians are to model these traits for one another, so that others can be shaped and formed by these traits.
III. This is the type of church Paul tried to build and it's the type of church the world needs to see now.
A. Paul built churches with all sorts of different people.
B. What pulled them together was a belief that Jesus is Lord.
C. In trying to reflect Jesus' character, they helped one another to see the traits Paul listed lived out.
D. This helped them to "think about such things."
IV. The God of Peace will be with you.
A. Where 2 or 3 are gathered, Jesus is there.
B. God's character is supposed to be made known through the church.