1 Year Bible—Philippians
B1 Chapter 1
C1 Prayer for the Philippians Philippians 1:1-11
C2 Paul and Persecution of Paul Philippians 1:12-26
C3 Prayer and Encouragement for the Philippians Philippians 1:27-30
B2 Chapter 2
C1 Encouragement to Have Humility Like Jesus Philippians 2:1-11
C2 Encouragement Not to Complain Philippians 2:12-18
C3 Encouragement That Some Helpers Are Coming to You Philippians 2:19-30
B3 Chapter 3
C1 Warning About Judaizers Philippians 3:1-14
C2 Warning About False Christians Philippians 3:15-21
B4 Chapter 4
C1 Plea for Unity Philippians 4:1-3
C2 Plea to Live a Christian Life Philippians 4:4-9
C3 Thank You for Your Help Philippians 4:10-20
C4 Final Greetings Philippians 4:21-23
B1 Chapter 1
C1 Paul’s prayer
C2 3 important things
D1 The work Jesus began, He will finish
E1 Jesus is the expert teacher.
F1 Since He is omniscient, omnisapient, and knowing how to communicate perfectly. We can understand.
F2 John 7:45-46 LEB So the officers came to the chief priests and Pharisees. And they said to them, “Why did you not bring him?” 46 The officers replied, “Never has a man spoken like this!“
F3 Matthew 13:54 NLT He returned to Nazareth, his hometown. When he taught there in the synagogue, everyone was amazed and said, “Where does he get this wisdom and the power to do miracles?“
E2 We need to stay enrolled in God’s school. We need to read, study, believe, and apply the teaching of Jesus Christ.
D2 Their love would increase
E1 Love is a choice. If you and/or I love someone, we will treat them with the actions of 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a.
E2 The love of many is grown cold. People love themselves first. We must not fall back into that habit: Matthew 24:12 NLT Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold.
E3 Our first, greatest, highest priority love must be Jesus, not our pastor and his wife, not our teacher, not our favorite theologian, etc. Revelation 2:4 NLT But I have this complaint against you. You don’t love me or each other as you did at first!
E6 God teaches us so. His teaching is not just words, but also, He tests and has us in situations to apply what He has taught, so expect to face some issues.
F1 Psalm 11:5 NLT The LORD examines both the righteous and the wicked. He hates those who love violence. (Note, love violence refers to narcissists, domestic abusers, controlling people, etc. We need to remember God hates them).
F2 1 Thessalonians 4:9 NLT but we don’t need to write to you about the importance of loving each other, for God himself has taught you to love one another.
D3 We need to judge and test everything
E1 We need a standard. The only eternal standard is God Himself. He has revealed this to us. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 WEL All Scripture is inspired and is beneficial for doctrine, reproof, correction, and for instruction in righteousness, 17 So that God’s people may be completely ready, fully equipped for all good works
E2 We need to start with ourselves: 2 Corinthians 13:5-6 NLT Examine yourselves to see if your faith is genuine. Test yourselves. Surely you know that Jesus Christ is among you; if not, you have failed the test of genuine faith. 6 As you test yourselves, I hope you will recognize that we have not failed the test of apostolic authority.
E3 We need to test what is said, written, or communicated in any way whether it be a preacher, teacher, etc. 1 Thessalonians 5:20-21 NLT Do not scoff at prophecies, 21 but test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good. [emphasis is mine]
E4 Ephesians 5:10 WEL Testing things [to see if] they are acceptable to the Lord.
C3 Philippians 1:21 NKJV for to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Comment from Believer’s Bible Commentary on this passage:
Here, in a nutshell, is Paul’s philosophy of life. He did not live for money, fame, or pleasure. The object of his life was to love, worship, and serve the Lord Jesus. He wanted his life to be like the life of Christ. He wanted the Savior to live out His life through him.
And to die is gain. To die is to be with Christ and to be like Him forever. It is to serve Him with unsinning heart and with feet that will never stray. We do not ordinarily think of death as one of our gains.
B2 Chapter 2
C1 Philippians 2:6 NIV Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage.
C2 We learn the Chalcedon Statement
We, then, following the holy Fathers, all with one
consent, teach men to confess one and the same
Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, the same perfect in
Godhead and also perfect in manhood; truly God
and truly man, of a reasonable [rational] soul and
body; consubstantial [co-essential] with the
Father according to the Godhead, and
consubstantial with us according to the
Manhood: in all things like unto us, without sin.
begotten before all ages of the Father according
to the Godhead, and in these latter days, for us
and for our salvation, born of the Virgin Mary,
the Mother of God, according to the Manhood.
one and the same Christ, Son, Lord, only
begotten, to be acknowledged in two natures,
inseparably, the distinction of natures being by
no means taken away by the union, but rather
the property of each nature being preserved,
and concurring in one Person and one
Subsistence, not parted or divided into two
persons, but one and the same Son, and only
begotten, God the Word, the Lord Jesus Christ.
as the prophets from the beginning [have
declared] concerning Him, and the Lord Jesus
Christ Himself has taught us, and the Creed of
the holy Fathers has handed down to us.
B3 Chapter 3
C1 Beware of false teachers. In this passage, specifically, the Judaizers: Philippians 3:2 WEL Beware of dogs; beware of evil workers; beware of the mutilators.
C2 Philippians 3:14 NRSV I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.
D1 What is our goal in life?
D2 Two verses:
E1 In our fleeting time on earth, where are our eyes? The goal, the standard, the greatest and best, whom we serve must be the Lord Jesus our Messiah: Hebrews 12:2 BSB Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
E2 Let us pray to be faithful and steadfast until death: 2 Timothy 4:7 BSB I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
C3 We are citizens of God’s kingdom. Let our words, desires, words, and deeds be according to that kingdom. Philippians 3:20-21 WEL but our citizenship is in heaven, from where we also look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; 21 Who will change our humiliated body, that it may become like his glorious body, according to the power by which he is able to even place everything under himself.
B4 Chapter 4
C1 What occupies our minds? What are we thinking about? Our Father knows life is rough, so He encourages us: Philippians 4:8 WEL Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are well spoken of, if there is any moral excellence, if there is anything praiseworthy, think about these things.
C2 We need to be thankful. Paul is thankful for the prayers and helps the Philippians have given him and his team.
Psalms 100:4-5 NKJV Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. 5 For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.
By Choco on 17 Jan 20