Saturday, September 3, 2011

Philippians Bible Study Outline


The Study of Paul's Letter to the Philippians

Paul's letter to the Philippians is certainly a practical letter written to a group of fellow believers that he deeply loved and was concerned about. In spite of its practical purpose and nature there are tremendous teachings in this letter that apply to all believers of all times. Among the great things we learn and to which we are exhorted in this letter are to be filled with joy, live in unity within the body of Christ, be content and satisfied, and to stand firm in the true faith in the face of persecution. In this letter Paul clearly explains the key to attaining these virtues of joy, unity, contentment and suffering well. Because it is more practical in nature than perhaps Romans for instance, we will have to look a little more carefully to understand what Paul wants us to see as the key to these virtues but the effort will be well worth it!

  1. 1:1-11- Background and Introduction (week 1)
  2. John Piper Sermon on Php 3 – Video (week 2 – Bruce out of town)
  3. 1:12-30- For to me to live is Christ...! (week 3)
  1. 2:1-18- Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus (weeks 4 & 5)
  2. 2:19-30- ...and hold such men in esteem (week 6)
  3. 3:1-21- I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus...(weeks 7 & 8)
  4. 4:1-8- Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I will say rejoice! (week 9)
  5. 4:9-23- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (week 10)

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