Bible study week 1
The book of Philippians
Philippians 1:1-14

-look thru book of Philemon, abt Onesimus.
-forgiveness, forget abt the past and accept him as ur own brother

Prison epistles: The book Philippians.

-2nd mission trip for Paul to Phillippe
-this book is called the book of joy
-Philippe is in Macedonia city, more to European country
-Acts 16:1
[1]Then he came to Derbe and Lystra. And behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a certain Jewish woman who believed, but his father was Greek.

Acts 16:5-6
[5]So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and increased in number daily. The Macedonian Call
[6]Now when they had gone through Phrygia and the region of Galatia, they were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to preach the word in Asia.
Acts 16:7
[7]After they had come to Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit did not permit them.

-we need to pray and submit everything to god
-Macedonia dream, gives open door
Acts 16:9
[9]And a vision appeared to Paul in the night. A man of Macedonia stood and pleaded with him, saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.”
Acts 16:10
[10]Now after he had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go to Macedonia, concluding that the Lord had called us to preach the gospel to them.
Acts 16:12
[12]and from there to Philippi, which is the foremost city of that part of Macedonia, a colony. And we were staying in that city for some days.
-this how God brought the gospel to Philippi

Acts 16:12,14
[12]and from there to Philippi, which is the foremost city of that part of Macedonia, a colony. And we were staying in that city for some days.
[14]Now a certain woman named Lydia heard us. She was a seller of purple from the city of Thyatira, who worshiped God. The Lord opened her heart to heed the things spoken by Paul.
-this is the place that brought his sovereign power

Philippians 1:1
[1]Paul and Timothy, bondservants of Jesus Christ, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:
-written to the leaders in the church
-he writes as a servant of Christ
-saints are those who has been separated by god
Titus 1:4-5
[4]To Titus, a true son in our common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior. Qualified Elders
[5]For this reason I left you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are lacking, and appoint elders in every city as I commanded you—
-he writes to saints, leaders and deacons

1 Peter 5:1-4
[1]The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed:
[2]Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly;
[3]nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock;
[4]and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.
-peter encourages leader in the church

Philippians 1:2
[2]Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Let gods peace be wz us as what is said John

Themes in Philippians
1. Christ is our life
Philippians 1:21
[21]For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

2.Christ is our example
Philippians 2:5
[5]Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,
Mark 10:45
[45]For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.

3.Christ is our confidence
Philippians 3:9-10
[9]and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith;
[10]that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death,

4.Chirst is our strength
Philippians 4:13
[13]I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Paul is thanking for all the gifts from Philippians 1
Philippians 4:15-17
[15]Now you Philippians know also that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church shared with me concerning giving and receiving but you only.
[16]For even in Thessalonica you sent aid once and again for my necessities.
[17]Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account.
2 Corinthians 8:1-4
[1]Moreover, brethren, we make known to you the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia:
[2]that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded in the riches of their liberality.
[3]For I bear witness that according to their ability, yes, and beyond their ability, they were freely willing,
[4]imploring us with much urgency that we would receive the gift and the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.

There is disunity in the churches
Philippians 4:2
[2]I implore Euodia and I implore Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord.
Philippians 2:14
[14]Do all things without complaining and disputing,
Philippians 2:14-15
[14]Do all things without complaining and disputing,
[15]that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,
-the Satan can bring anything to break the unity of the church

Philippians 1:3-6
[3]I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
[4]always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy,
[5]for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now,
[6]being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;
John 10:27-28
[27]My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
[28]And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.

-Philippians 1:6
[6]being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;
-we are always in a warfare till Jesus comes
-we need to keel the confidence in god

Philippians 1:7
[7]just as it is right for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as both in my chains and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers with me of grace.
-Philippians church was wz Paul during his difficult days

Philippians 1:8
[8]For God is my witness, how greatly I long for you all with the affection of Jesus Christ.
-he gives thanks for what he is doing

Philippians 1:9
[9]And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment,
-he is praying for discernment for the Philippians

Philippians 1:10-11
[10]that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ,
[11]being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
-if we have discernment the fruit of righteousness will come n our life
-to make solid decision based upon wisdom from god

Increase the knowledge in Christ, we have to be focused on God and no offence of god. Filled wz the fruit of righteousness

Philippians 1:12
[12]But I want you to know, brethren, that the things which happened to me have actually turned out for the furtherance of the gospel,
-its all gods will tht where i am now

Philippians 1:13
[13]so that it has become evident to the whole palace guard, and to all the rest, that my chains are in Christ;
Romans 8:28
[28]And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
-lots of things happened when Paul in prison
2 Timothy 2:9
[9]for which I suffer trouble as an evildoer, even to the point of chains; but the word of God is not chained.
-although he is chains, gods words is being released
Philippians 4:21-22
[21]Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren who are with me greet you.
[22]All the saints greet you, but especially those who are of Caesar’s household.,