Philippians

Philippians 1
Title: The Apostolic Greeting

Date: December 9, 2008

The apostles, slaves of Christ, wrote to God’s holy people to bless them with grace and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Philippians 1:1-2

Reading: Psalm 98

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Title: The Power of Radical Commitment to Church Planting

Date: March 27, 20011

God calls all of us to be part of church planting, either as radical supporters or radical planting team members.

Philippians 1:3-6; 2:19-24

Reading: Isaiah 6:1-8

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Title: Partners in Gospel Ministry

Date: December 16, 2007

As Paul remembers the Philippians, he is filled with thanksgiving and joy because of their close partnership with him in the Gospel, and confidence because of God’s sustaining grace.

Philippians 1:3-8

Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24

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Title: Living As A Community of Joy

Date: May 25, 2008

As we walk in community with a focus on our eternal inheritance, we can experience joy, no matter what our circumstances are at present.

Philippians 1:4-6

Reading:  1 Corinthians 1:4-9

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Title: Paul's Prayer for the Philippians

Date: December 30, 2007

Paul prays that we would grow in love and discernment so that our lives will bring glory and praise to God.

Philippians 1:9-11

Reading: Psalm 9:7-11

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Title: Joy in the Journey (Part 1) - Proclaiming Christ

Date: January 13, 2008

Despite very difficult personal circumstances, Paul is filled with joy because Christ is being proclaimed.

Philippians 1:12-18a

Reading: 2 Timothy 2:1-10

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Title: Finding Joy In the Gospel

Date: Jun 17, 2012

How do we as the people of God in the midst of struggles find joy in the Gospel?

Philippians 1:12-18

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Title: Joy in the Journey (Part 2) - Our Future With Christ

Date: January 20, 2008

We can have joy because life is an opportunity to know and serve Christ, and death brings us into His Presence, which is the deepest desire of our hearts.

Philippians 1:18b-26

Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:13-18

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Title: The Centrality of Christ and His Gospel

Date: May 18, 2008

The central issue of true life is Christ and His Gospel, which give us life and should be central in our thought and existence.

Philippians 1:21, 27

Reading:  Galatians 6:12-18

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Title: Unity and Courage in the Face of Opposition

Date: February 3, 2008

As citizens of the heavenly Kingdom believers must live worthy of the Gospel, walking in unity with each other and standing with courage when faced with opposition.

Philippians 1:27-30

Reading: 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12

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Philippians 2
Title: Unity Through Humility

Date: February 17, 2008

As citizens of heaven who have been blessed by God, we are to walk in humility before God and each other, which leads to unity in the church.

Philippians 2:1-4

Reading: Isaiah 66:1-2

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Title: Manipulationslips

Date: April 28, 2014

Relationships are damaged when we act out of the improper motivation to manipulate others to meet our needs, but are repaired when we follow Christ and let our actions be driven by the motivation to minister to the deepest needs of the other person.

Philippians 2:3-11

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Title: Community In An Individualistic World

Date: October 27, 2013

We are called to community, serving one another and putting the needs of the community ahead of our own, but the iWorld encourages radical individualism.

Philippians 2:4

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Title: Jesus Christ the Supreme Example of Humility

Date: February 24, 2008

As citizens of heaven, we look to Jesus, Who is the supreme example of humility and the Lord of all.

Philippians 2:5-11

Reading: Isaiah 45:18-25

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Title: A Fruitful Life of Joyful Obedience

Date: March 2, 2008

Paul calls believers to draw upon God's strength to live fruitful lives of joyful obedience.

Philippians 2:12-18

Reading: Romans 15:1-6

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Title: The Power of God in the Obedience of Christians

Date: August 20, 2017

Our life of humble obedience to God is not a historical accident but a foreordained and sure plan for sanctification that is patterned after Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit.

Philippians 2:12–18

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Title: The Power of Radical Commitment to Church Planting

Date: March 27, 20011

God calls all of us to be part of church planting, either as radical supporters or radical planting team members.

Philippians 1:3-6; 2:19-24

Reading: Isaiah 6:1-8

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Title: Timothy and Epaphroditus - Christ-Like Examples for Us

Date: March 16, 2008

Timothy and Epaphroditus were Christ-like examples, serving others even at great personal sacrifice and risk.

Philippians 2:19-30

Reading: 2 Corinthians 1:3-7

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Philippians 3
Title: Our Confidence in Christ - Holding on to the Gospel

Date: April 6, 2008

The continental divide of life is where we place our confidence – ourselves and our own righteousness, or Christ and His righteousness.

Philippians 3:1-11

Reading: Galatians 3:6-14

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Title: Our Present Struggle and Our Future Glory

Date: April 13, 2008

The Christian life is characterized by the pursuit of Christ, the struggle against sin, and the hope of our glorious future in heaven with Christ.

Philippians 3:12-21

Reading: Colossians 3:1-11

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Title: Called To Citizenship

Date: November 25, 2012

Christians are called to serve God in their nation and culture, submitting to their leaders, and serving in the government and wider culture with unbelievers to promote the common good, always remembering that their true home is the new heavens and the new earth.

Romans 13:1-7; Jeremiah 29:4-7; Philippians 3:20-21

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Philippians 4
Title: The Call to Live in Community

Date: April 27, 2008

Paul urges believers to walk in community so that they can stand for the Gospel in the face of opposition.

Philippians 4:1-3

Reading: Psalm 133

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Title: A Godward Life

Date: May 4, 2008

Rather than facing our circumstances with anxiety, we should draw near to God and live for Him, knowing the God of peace is with us.

Philippians 4:1-9

Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24

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Title: Peace for the Coming Year

Date: January 3, 2016

A Godward life of joy, prayer, and virtue is full of the Presence and peace of God, which expels our anxiety and sin.

Philippians 4:4-9

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Title: Provision - Financial Giving and Church Planting

Date: April 10, 2011

In the New Covenant, believers freely give finances in response to God’s grace, in order to support the work and growth of the church.

Philippians 4:10-20; 2 Corinthians 9:6-8

Reading: Psalm 18:1-3

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Title:  A Life of Joyful Thanksgiving

Date: May 11, 2008

Christ enables us to live a life of joyful thanksgiving, regardless of the circumstances of our present existence.

Philippians 4:10-23

Reading:  Ephesians 3:14-21

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