Bible Studies: Paul’s Letter to the Philippians

Philippians 4:2–9: Peace

As those who have received peace with God through Christ, we should seek peace with others and with the world through prayer. (Exposition of Philippians 4:2–9)

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Philippians 3:12–4:1: Perseverance

Christians have every reason to stand firm in perseverance in the midst of cruciform suffering: we have the hope of glory in Christ. (Exposition of Philippians 3:12–4:1)

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Philippians 3:1–11: Righteousness

Sinful human beings cannot become righteous through keeping the law. We need the righteousness of Jesus Christ imputed to us by grace, through faith. (Exposition of Philippians 3:1–11)

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Philippians 2:19–30: Servanthood

The soaring theology of the Christ hymn inspires more than our worship—it inspires our tedious, unnoticed, selfless servanthood. (Exposition of Philippians 2:19–30)

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Philippians 2:12–18: Sanctification

God calls us to struggle and strive toward our sanctification, but he promises that he will be the One to accomplish the work. (Exposition of Philippians 2:12–18)

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Philippians 2:1–11: Humility

Our model of humility for the cruciform mind comes from the One who emptied himself in order to take the form of a servant on his way to the cross. (Exposition of Philippians 2:1–11)

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Philippians 1:19–30: Confidence

In the midst of uncertainties, turmoil, suffering—and the looming shadow of death some day—how does the Christian stand firm in confidence? (Exposition of Philippians 1:19–30)

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Philippians 1:12–18: Joy

What is the source of the Christian’s joy? Not circumstances, but the progress of the gospel. (Exposition of Philippians 1:12–18)

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Philippians 1:1–11: Fellowship

God created human beings not simply for relationships, but for fellowship—that is, spiritual commonality in Christ. (Exposition of Philippians 1:1–11)

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