Being a Christian ~ Philippians 1:12-30

 

I.  CHRIST IS PREACHED (vs. 12-18)

a. What “things” is Paul referring to in verse 12?

b. Paul states that his chains are in Christ.  What does he mean and who does he say is aware of this fact?

c. What affect did Paul’s being in chains have on the brethren?

         d. Was everyone preaching for the right reason…was Paul bothered?

II. DECISIONS DECISIONS (vs. 19-26)

a. What does Paul state would work together for his deliverance? 

b. Why does Paul link “earnest expectation” and “hope” in verse 20?

c. What is Paul’s desire through his imprisonment and life?

         d. How is verse 21 a summary statement for Paul’s Christian life and  why should it also be ours?

         e. What important decision is Paul weighing and how does he make his  decision?

III. STAND FAST IN ONE SPIRIT (vs. 27-30)

         a. Was Christian conduct important to Paul?

         b. What did Paul either want to observe or at least hear about the Philippians believers? 

         c. What two privileges does Paul write about in verse 29?

         d. Should this alter the way we think about suffering?

IV. Application:  Paul models a Christ-like selflessness in his letter.  How important is it that this be a pattern for our lives also?

  July 2018  
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