Monthly Archives: September 2009

Philippians 3: 12- 4:1

Philippains 3: 12 – 4: 1Why does Paul press on?What should the Philippians live up to?How do many live, whom Paul thinks of with tears?What kind of efforts should mark the Christian life?Do you think or act like you have arrived … Continue reading

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Philippians 3: 1-11

Philippians 3: 1-11 (Before I could post this yesterday my wife inadvertantly wiped it)Who should Philippians watch for?Who does Paul remind the Philippians that they are?What does Paul have more than anyone else?How does man’s effort compare with a relationship with … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Small Group

Yesterday in small group we read Acts 16.  Acts 16 is good preperation for a study on Philippians because it tells of Paul’s time there.

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Philippians 2: 18 – 30

Philippians 2: 18-20Which two people might Paul send to the Philippians?What does Timothy care about?What does Epaphroditus long for?What kind of character do Timothy and Epaphroditus have?If you stopped focusing on yourself, to whom might God send you?The Philippians, as we have … Continue reading

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Philippians 2: 12 – 18

Philippians 2:12-18What word connects Paul’s commands here with Christ’s example in the previous verses?What should the Philippians continue to do?What are the Philippians to do according to verse 14?What do Christians argue and complain about?How do you argue and complain?Sometimes … Continue reading

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Encouragement

So my mother felt led to pray that someone would encourage me today.  I didn’t know that.  I just left the house feeling tense and not in the best frame of mind to socialize with a group of educators from … Continue reading

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Philippians 2: 5-11

Philippians 2: 5-11You should have the same attitude as whom?What did he make himself?Therefore God did what?How does Jesus serve as an example of how we should preserve unity?How can you imitate Christ in this way?I was at an area … Continue reading

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Philippians 1: 27 -2:4

Philippians 1: 27 – 2:4How should the Philippians conduct themselves, whatever happens?What word is repeated in 1:27 and 2:2?How is unity encouraged through this passage?Where do you see people divided by self-interest?How can you be an agent of reconciliation?So many … Continue reading

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Philippians 1: 18b – 26

 Philippians 1: 18b – 26What will Paul continue to do?In what tense is this passage written?What is Paul torn between?What is the foundation of Paul’s rejoicing?What is the foundation of your future rejoicing?Paul transitions from the present to the future.  … Continue reading

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Philippians 1: 12 – 18a

Philippians 1: 12-18aWhat purpose has what has happened to Paul served?What has become clear?What is ‘the important thing’?How do two depressing circumstances turn into joyful ones?What is your life about?  How do your circumstances serve that goal?It is easy to say that … Continue reading

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