Paul's letter to the church in Philippi urges Christians to remember their true identity as citizens of God's kingdom, especially when they are facing difficult circumstances and trials. This guide helps readers grasp Paul's gosepl-centered exhortation to endurance while explaining the biblical text with clarity and passion. Learn to joyfully imitate Christ in the midst of hardship.
The Knowing the Bible series is a resource designed to help Bible readers better understand and apply God’s Word. These 12-week studies guide participants through books of the Bible and are made up of four basic components:
(1) reflection questions help readers engage the text at a deeper level;
(2) “Gospel Glimpses” highlight the gospel of grace throughout the book;
(3) “Whole-Bible Connections” show how any given passage connects to the Bible’s overarching story of redemption, culminating in Christ;
(4) “Theological Soundings” identify how historic orthodox doctrines are taught or reinforced throughout Scripture.
With contributions from an assortment of influential pastors and church leaders, these gospel-centered studies will help Christians see and cherish the message of God’s grace on every page of the Bible.
- Thankfulness and Prayer for the Philippians (1:1–11)
- Paul’s Imprisonment Is for the Greater Good (1:12–18)
- Whether in Life or Death, Christ Will Be Magnified (1:19–30)
- A Call to Humble Sacrifice; Jesus’ Supreme Example (2:1–11)
- Working Out What God Has Worked In (2:12–18)
- Updates, Travel Plans, and Models to Follow (2:19–30)
- Rejoicing in the True and Only Gospel (3:1–11)
- Pressing Forward in Pursuit of Christ (3:12–21)
- Fighting for Peace, Joy, Trust, and Right Thinking (4:1–9)
- Provision, Thankfulness, and Contentment (4:10–23)
- Summary and Conclusion