THE BOOK:

Philippians

(Phil. 4:4-7)

Here are some suggested memory verses:

Phil. 1:9,10

Phil. 1:21

Phil. 2:1,2

Phil. 2:5

Phil. 2:9-11

Phil. 2:12

Phil. 2:14-16

Phil. 3:7,8

Phil. 3:13,14

Phil. 3:20

Phil. 4:4

Phil. 4:6,7

Phil. 4:8,9

Phil. 4:13

Phil. 4:18

Try to learn one verse each week for a month.


Philippians

(Phil 4:4-7)

I. Author - Apostle Paul

    A. Visited on second journey

        1. Acts 16:12-40

    B. Visited on third journey

        1. Acts 20:3-6

 

II. Book

    A. one of four written from prison AD 56/7 to 60/1

        1. probably toward end of time

            a. Phil. 1:13

            b. Phil 4:22

    B. to church in Philippi

        1. very special congregation

            a. Phil. 1:3-5

            b. Phil. 4:15-18

    C. purpose - encourage Christians to continue to be faithful to the Gospel

        1. participation (sharing in preaching) Gospel - 1:5

        2. defense and confirmation of Gospel - 1:7

        3. progress of Gospel - 1:12

        4. defense of Gospel - 1:16

        5. worthy of the Gospel - 1:27

        6. striving for the faith of the Gospel - 1:27

        7. shared in struggle in the cause of the Gospel - 4:3

        8. shared in first preaching (beginning) of the Gospel - 4:15

 

III. Message - joy (rejoice)

    A. joy of Jesus

        1. obeying God and giving Himself - Phil. 2:5-11

    B. joy of Paul

        1. praying for participation of brethren in Gospel - 1:3-5

        2. same mind of brethren - 2:1-2

        3. service to brethren - 2:15-18

        4. faithful brethren - 4:1

        5. concern of brethren for him - 4:10-18

    C. joy of Christians

        1. progress in the faith - 1:25

        2. seeing faithful brethren - 2:27-30

        3. sound doctrine - 3:1-3

        4. always (in the Lord) - 4:4-7

concl. Phil. 3:7-14