Philippians 4: 10-23
- What was it good of the Philippians to do?
- For what is Paul not looking?
- What did Paul receive from Epaphroditus?
- What is the financial attitude of a wealthy church like Philippi to a missionary like Paul?
- How can your finances support the work of someone doing good far from home?
I have been a missionary and I know what it is to suddenly receive a financial gift when living on less than $200 per month. I received an extra $100 per month froma small group of churches in England. I now know what it is to have more money than I need for the essentials. I can give more than the minimal 10% back to God. What is the best way to avoid the love of money and to avoid being led astray by materialism? Give money away to worthy causes.
- Why does Paul rejoice greatly in this passage?
- What two extremes does Paul know?
- What secret has Paul learned?
- What did the Philippians do when Paul was in Thessalonica?
- As the Philippians have sought to supply Paul’s needs what will God do for the Philippians?
- Why is rejoicing mentioned repeatedly in the book of Philippians?
- How does ‘I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me’ relate to finances?
- Why isn’t, ‘my God will supply all your needs’ a blanket statement for all Christians?
- Why would it be encouraging for Philippi to hear about Caesar’s household?
- What is the purpose of this passage?
- Is there someone who is overseas who might feel forgotten who you could encourage?
- How does your contentment come and go with financial security?
- How does Christ strengthening you for his work encourage you in times of need?
- Do you remember to write thank you cards?
- How would you answer those who use this passage to claim that God wants Christians to all be healthy and wealthy?