Philippians Commentaries

"Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this attitude (present imperative) in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus… So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out (present imperative) your salvation with fear and trembling for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure. Do (present imperative) all things without grumbling or disputing that you may prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world." (Php 2:3-5, 12-15-See notes Php 2:3-4; 5, 12; 13; 14-15)

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Philippians Inductive Study
16 lessons -- Lesson 1 can be downloaded as Pdf (Click above link)
Links below are to MS Word transcripts of Kay Arthur's lectures on each lesson
from Louisiana Precept

Lecture 1 Joy, No Matter What (overview of the entire book)

Lecture 2 Philippians 1 - What Would You Do for the Furtherance of the Gospel?

Lecture 3 Philippians 1:3-6 - The Church- Sinners Made Saints

Lecture 4 Background Information on Paul - Does God Have Your Ear?

Lecture 5 Philippians 1:19-26 - What Does It Mean… To Die is Gain?

Lecture 6 Philippians 1:21 - How Can I Tell if I'm Living for Christ?

Lecture 7 Philippians 1:29 - Why Suffering… How Do You Handle It?

Lecture 8 Philippians 2 - Stress That Comes From Pressure

Lecture 9 Philippians 2 - Stress, How Do You Handle It?

Lecture 10 Philippians 2 - How to be Blameless on the Day of Christ

Lecture 11 Philippians 2 - What Will It be Like When You See Him Who Died for You

Lecture 12 Philippians 2 - Where's Your Confidence… In Flesh or Spirit?

Lecture 13 Philippians 3 - Beware of Dogs, Deeds, Doctrine

Lecture 14 Philippians 3 - When I Run, I Feel His Pleasure

Lecture 15 Philippians 4 -How NOT to be Thrown by Worry

Lecture 16 Philippians 4 - Learn How to Handle Your Thoughts, Be Content


SEE ALSO: Philippians Inductive Study (recommended) - from Grace Bible Church

PHILIPPIANS COMMENTARY
VERSE BY VERSE COMMENTARY

Expositional and Devotional
Literal, conservative, millennial, evangelical
Frequent quotes, illustrations, cross references and word studies
In depth - e.g., there are the equivalent of 40 pages of notes on Philippians 1:1
Compiled by Bruce Hurt

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Henry Alford
Philippians Commentary
The New Testament for English Readers
Index to Mt-Rev Chapter by Chapter

Philippians 1 Commentary

Philippians 2 Commentary

Philippians 3 Commentary

Philippians 4 Commentary

Henry Alford
Philippians Commentary
The Greek Testament

Introduction

Philippians 1 Commentary

Philippians 2 Commentary

Philippians 3 Commentary

Philippians 4 Commentary

Analytical Greek New Testament
Tony Fisher
Complete Parsing of the Greek Words

Philippians 1

Philippians 2

Philippians 3

Philippians 4

Paul Apple
117 Page Devotional Commentary on Philippians
April, 2001 (Revised Jan, 2003)

Philippians Devotional Commentary

For each section:

  • Thesis statement … to focus on the big idea
  • Analytical outline … to guide the understanding
  • Devotional questions … to encourage life application
  • Representative quotations … to stimulate deeper insight 

Frequent use of quotations. Here are samples:

  • John MacArthur: “A good definition of joy is this: it's the flag that flies on the castle of the heart when the King is in residence. Only Christians can know true and lasting joy.....Quote regarding the value of intercessory prayer: “William Barclay noted that George Reindrop in his book No Common Task tells how a nurse taught one man to pray and in doing so changed his whole life. ‘A dull, disgruntled, and dispirited man became a man of joy. Much of the nurse's work was done with her hands, and she used her hand as a scheme of prayer. Each finger stood for someone. Her thumb was nearest to her, and it reminded her to pray for those who were closest and dearest to her. The second finger was used for pointing and stood for all her teachers in school and the hospital. The third finger was the tallest and it stood for the V. I. P. s, the leaders in every sphere of life. The fourth finger was the weakest, as every pianist knows, and it stood for those who were in trouble and in pain. The little finger was the smallest and the least important and to the nurse it stood for herself’ (The Letters to the Philippians, Colossians, and Thessalonians, rev. ed. [Philadelphia: Westminster, 1975], pp. 13-14). “ (See also: Prayer Devotionals & illustrations, Pithy Prayer Phrases and Prayer Quotes)
     
  • Warren Wiersbe: "In spite of his difficult circumstances as a prisoner in Rome, Paul is rejoicing. The secret of his joy is the single mind; he lives for Christ and the Gospel. (Christ is named 18 times in chapter 1, and the Gospel 6 times.) 'For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain' (Php 1:21). But what really is 'the single mind'? It is the attitude that says, 'It makes no difference what happens to me, just as long as Christ is glorified and the Gospel shared with others.' Paul rejoiced in spite of his circumstances, because his circumstances strengthened the fellowship of the Gospel (Php 1:1-11), promoted the furtherance of the Gospel (Php 1:12-26), and guarded the faith of the Gospel (Php 1:27-30)… Paul uses three thoughts in Php 1:1-11 that describe true Christian fellowship: I have you in my mind (Php 1:3-6), I have you in my heart (Php 1:7-8), I have you in my prayers (Php 1:9- 11)." 
     
  • D A Carson: "The heart of true fellowship is self-sacrificing conformity to a shared vision....Put the priorities of the gospel at the center of your prayer life… It takes only a moment's reflection to see that all these petitions are gospel-centered. These are gospel prayers. That is, they are prayers offered to advance the work of the gospel in the lives of the Philippian believers. And, by asking for gospel fruit in their lives, the ultimate purpose of these petitions is to bring glory to the God who redeemed them."
     
  • James Montgomery Boice: "God Finishes What He Starts -- Philippians 1:6 is perhaps one of the three greatest verses in the Bible that teach the doctrine of the perseverance of the saints, the doctrine that no one whom God has brought to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ will ever be lost… Men lack perseverance. Men start things and drop them. As men and women you and I are always beginning things that we never actually find time to finish. But God is not like that. God never starts anything that He does not finish. God perseveres. Has God begun something in your life? Have you been born again by the Spirit of God? Then you need not fear that you will ever be lost. Your confidence should not be in yourself, neither in your faith nor in your spiritual successes in earlier days, but in God. It is He who calls us as Christians, He who leads us on in the Christian life, and He who most certainly will lead us home. cf. John 10:27,28 and Romans 8:38, 39"

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Philippians Devotionals
Updated April 1, 2015

Philippians 1:12-21 Seeing God in Your Circumstances - Theodore Epp

Philippians 1:20 Being a Lens by Dr. Warren Wiersbe

Philippians 1:20 Fashioned In The Fire by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

Philippians 2:2 Stars in a Dark World by Elisabeth Elliot

Philippians 2:1-5 Unity, Not Uniformity - Theodore Epp

Philippians 2:5-11 Christ, the Great Example by Theodore Epp

Philippians 2:5-8 Death is a Gateway to the Palace by Elisabeth Elliot (scroll down)

Philippians 2:7 A Chance to Die by Elisabeth Elliot

Philippians 2:9 What a Name! by Dr. Warren Wiersbe

Philippians 2:12-14 Hidden Work by Elisabeth Elliot

Philippians 2:12-14 Balanced-and Blessed! by Theodore Epp

Philippians 2:15-16 The Word Is Central by Theodore Epp

Philippians 3:1-11 Zeal Without Knowledge by Theodore Epp

Philippians 3:1 A Safeguard for the Soul by Elisabeth Elliot

Philippians 3:8 Counting the Cost by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

Philippians 3:7 Heart's Sacrifice by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

Philippians 3:10 No Comforters by Dr. Warren Wiersbe

Philippians 3:10 Does Christ Feel at Home in Your Heart? by Theodore Epp

Philippians 3:13 Spiritual Memory by Dr. Warren Wiersbe

Philippians 3:12-14 Dealing With Your Past by Theodore Epp

Philippians 3:14 Becoming Spiritually Aggressive by Theodore Epp

Philippians 3:17-21 Citizens of Heaven! by Theodore Epp

Philippians 3:20 City of God by Dr. Warren Wiersbe

Philippians 4:1-7 Considerate Christians by Theodore Epp

Philippians 4:4 (based on Ps 73:1-28 )Thanksgiving Message by Dr. Warren Wiersbe

Philippians 4:4 Your Song of Victory by Dr. Warren Wiersbe

Philippians 4:4 Rejoice Evermore by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

Philippians 4:4 Rejoice by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

Philippians 4:6,7 Do You Have 'Pet Cares'? by Theodore Epp

Philippians 4:7 Cushion of the Sea - Streams in the Desert

Philippians 4:8,9 The Renewed Mind by Theodore Epp

Philippians 4:10-13 Contentment, Not Complacency by Theodore Epp

Philippians 4:11 Contentment by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

Philippians 4:13 We Can Do It Also by Theodore Epp

Philippians 4:13 Rejected but Strong by Theodore Epp

Philippians 4:13 The Key to the Treasury by Theodore Epp

Philippians 4:17-20 Can You Claim This Promise? by Theodore Epp

Philippians 4:18 Grow in the Gloom by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

Philippians 4:18 Praise Through Sacrifice by Dr. Warren Wiersbe

Philippians 4:19 Lift Your Eyes by Warren Wiersbe

Philippians 4:19 This Thing is From Me by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

NOTE: THE FOLLOWING DEVOTIONALS ARE AVAILABLE AT
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Philippians 2:4 Phillips Brooks
Philippians 2:4 Concern For Others
Philippians 2:5 Andrew Murray
Philippians 2:12 John Ker
Philippians 2:13 J. Stuart Holden
Philippians 2:13 Henry Drummond
Philippians 3:3 Evidence of Separation by Theodore Epp
Philippians 3:8 Costly Glory by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman
Philippians 3:10 Desiring to Know God Better by Theodore Epp
Philippians 3:10 D Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Philippians 3:10 G Campbell Morgan
Philippians 3:13-14 Regrets by Elisabeth Elliot
Philippians 4:6 In Everything - Streams in the Desert
Philippians 4:6 Don't Fret (Mid Eng= devour. Fret, from Old Eng fretan = devour- so to gnaw into!!)
Philippians 4:7 Perfect Peace by Woodrow Kroll
Philippians 4:7 The Peace of God in Our Hearts by W. H. G. Thomas
Philippians 4:7 Never Forsaken by Dr. Woodrow Kroll
Philippians 4:10-13 Adversity and Prosperity
Philippians 4:13 A Key to Future Victories by Theodore Epp
Philippians 4:13 Strength for the Journey by Woodrow Kroll
Philippians 4:13 Dust and Destiny by Dr. Warren Wiersbe
Philippians 4:19 He Satisfies Our Soul from Streams in the Desert
Philippians 4:19 From Rags to Riches by Dr. Woodrow Kroll

William Barclay
Daily Study Bible

Commentary Notes on Philippians

Comment: Barclay frequently has very insightful comments on Greek words and the ancient culture, but he is not always conservative/orthodox. Be a Berean (Acts 17:11-note) Caveat lector! See The Enigmatic William Barclay

Philippians 1 Commentary

Philippians 2 Commentary

Philippians 3 Commentary

Philippians 4 Commentary

Albert Barnes
Commentary Notes on the New Testament

Philippians 1 Commentary

Philippians 2 Commentary

Philippians 3 Commentary

Philippians 4 Commentary

Brian Bell
Sermon Notes on Philippians
Calvary Chapel Murietta

Frequent use of illustrations. Here are examples: 

  • Philippians 1 - Kaufmann Kohler states in the Jewish Encyclopedia that no language has as many words for joy and rejoicing as does Hebrew. In the OT 13 Hebrew roots, found in 27 different words, are used primarily for some aspect of joy or joyful participation in religious worship.
     
  • Philippians 1 - Joy always under construction! 1. Most of us have experienced what happens to motorists when one of those huge graders goes to work on a highway repair job. When the machine is operating on a busy road, traffic is halted and the cars lined up in opposite directions are allowed to proceed alternately. A veteran operator of one of those big machines decided one day to try to relieve the tension that inevitably results from such a traffic backup. Consequently on both the front and rear of his grader a sign now appears, declaring, "The Road to Happiness is Almost Always Under Construction."
     
  • Philippians 1:19-30 - “Flower Mix-up”. A bank in Binghamton, NY had some flowers sent to a competitor who had recently moved into a new building. There was a mixup at the flower shop, and the card sent with the arrangement read, “With our deepest sympathy.” The florist, who was greatly embarrassed, apologized. But he was even more embarrassed when he realized that the card intended for the bank was attached to a floral arrangement sent to a funeral home in honor of a deceased person. That card read, “Congratulations on your new location!” 
     
  • Philippians 1:29 - Two wonderful privileges: To believe/trust in Christ and to suffer for Christ. God is honored by both. God runs a costly school, for many of his lessons are learned through tears! Soon school will close for us, the end of our school term is closer everyday. Don’t run from difficult lessons; Don’t flinch from the rod of discipline. Cheerfully endure to the end, then we will graduate in glory. Paul’s life was a model of suffering. Suffering: confirms the believers faith; brings him/her in closer contact w/the Lord; and provides a vehicle for making commitment real and tangible. The worlds finest china is fired in ovens at least 3 times & some many more. The famous Dresden china is always fired 3 times. Why so many times with such intense heat? This makes the colors brighter, more beautiful, and permanently attached. Metal bends best when softened with fire. Marble take shape only under the splintering blows of a chisel. Wood, with the abrasive scrape of sandpaper. (Swindoll) We are fashioned after the same principle! The human trials of life are burned into us numerous times, and through God’s grace, beautiful colors are formed in us and made to shine forever!
     
  • Philippians 2:3-5 - Dr. Harry Ironside was once convicted about his lack of humility. A friend recommended as a remedy, that he march through the streets of Chicago wearing a sandwich board, shouting the scripture verses on the board for all to hear. Dr. Ironside agreed to this venture and when he returned to his study and removed the board, he said “I’ll bet there’s not another man in town who would do that.” 
     
  • Philippians 2:14 - A man decided to join a monastery and one of the rules of the group was that you were only allowed to speak two words every 10 years. At the end of 10 years he said, "Bad food!" - 10 more years went by and he said, "Hard bed!" - Finally, on his 30th anniversary with the brothers, he thundered, "I quit!" - And the priest in charge responded, "You might as well. All you do is complain anyway!"
     
  • Philippians 4:1-3 - Shooting the Saints - Are you wasting your ammunition on the other saints? It is said that when the British and French were fighting in Canada in the 1750's, Admiral Phipps, commander of the British fleet, was told to anchor outside Quebec. He was given orders to wait for the British land forces to arrive, then support them when they attacked the city. Phipps’ navy arrived early. As the admiral waited, he became annoyed by the statues of the saints that adorned the towers of a nearby cathedral, so he commanded his men to shoot at them with the ships’ cannons. No one knows how many rounds were fired or how many statues were knocked out, but when the land forces arrived and the signal was given to attack, the admiral was of no help. He had used up all his ammunition shooting at the “saints.”
     
  • Philippians 4:8Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl wrote, “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms - to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” Memorize Phil. 4:8 Think of the mind like a bank that regularly receives deposits. By depositing the kinds of thoughts mentioned in Phil.4:8, we build up and draw on a rich account that will constantly yield a high dividend called joy!
     
  • Philippians 4:8 - Quick Thinking: A man working in the produce department was asked by a lady if she could buy 1/2 a head of lettuce. He replied, “1/2 a head? Are you serious? God grows these in whole heads and that’s how we sell them!” “You mean,” she persisted, “that after all the years I’ve shopped here, you won’t sell me half-a-head of lettuce?” “Look,” he said, “If you like I’ll ask the manager.” She indicated that would be appreciated, so the young man marched to the front of the store. “You won’t believe this, but there’s a lame braided idiot of a lady back there who wants to know if she can buy 1/2-a-head of lettuce.” He noticed the manager gesturing, and turned around to see the lady standing behind him, obviously having followed him to the front of the store. “And this nice lady was wondering if she could buy the other 1/2,” he concluded. Later in the day the manager cornered the young man and said, “That was the finest example of thinking on your feet I’ve ever seen! Where did you learn that?” “I grew up in Grand Rapids, and if you know anything about Grand Rapids, you know that it’s known for its great hockey teams & its ugly women.” The manager’s face flushed, & he interrupted, “My wife is from Grand Rapids!” “And which hockey team did she play for?”
     
  • Philippians 4:13 - He who made the little slave-baby the strong champion of the Exodus; & the shepherdlad the slayer of Goliath; & the captive Daniel prime minister of mighty Babylon; He who transformed Simon to Cephas, Saul into Paul, & has made 1000’s of his humble followers spiritual giants, can enable you & me to “do all things” if we live in the secret of that little phrase, “through Christ”! (Ed: And in the Church Age, Christ's power is dispensed by the indwelling Holy Spirit. Are you daily surrendering to the Spirit, being filled with the Spirit [Eph 5:18], walking by the Spirit [Gal 3:3; 5:16, 17, 18, 24, 25]? cp Galatians 2:20, John 6:63, 2 Cor 3:5,6, Ro 7:6).

Philippians 1:1-18 Sermon Notes (1997 series)

Philippians 1:1-18 "I Have You In My Heart" (2010 series)

Philippians 1:19-20 Sermon Notes (1997 series)

Philippians 1:19-20 “To Live Is Christ!” (2010 series)

Philippians 2:1 -11 Sermon Notes (1997 series)

Philippians 2:1 -11 “God With Meat!” (2010 series)

Philippians 2:12 -30 Sermon Notes (1997 series)

Philippians 2:12 -30 “Practical Christianity!” (2010 series)

Philippians 3:1 -11 Sermon Notes (1997 series)

Philippians 3:1 -11 “Rippin Religion!” (2010 series)

Philippians 3:12 -21 Sermon Notes (1997 series)

Philippians 3:12 -21 Sermon Notes (2010 series)

Philippians 4:1 -9 Sermon Notes (1997 series)

Philippians 4:1 -7 “Curing Worrying!” (2010 series)

Philippians 4:10 -23 Sermon Notes (1997 series)

Philippians 4:8-13 “Leash Your Mind, Unleash Your Maturity!” (2010 series)

Johann (John) A Bengel
Philippians Commentary
Gnomon of the New Testament

C H Spurgeon wrote that Bengel's NT commentary "is the scholar’s delight. He selected the title as modest and appropriate, intending it in the sense of a pointer or indicator, like the sun-dial (see gnomon); his aim being to point out or indicate the full force and meaning of the words and sentences of the New Testament. He endeavors to let the text itself cast its shadow on his page, believing with Luther that “the science of theology is nothing else but grammar exercised on the words of the Holy Spirit..... Bengel condensed more matter into a line than can be extracted from pages of other writers."

John Wesley said of Bengel "I know of no commentator on the Bible equal to Bengel" and referred to him as "The great light of the Christian world."

James Rosscup writes "This work (Gnomon), originally issued in 1742, has considerable comment on the Greek, flavoring the effort with judicious details about the spiritual life. It has much that helps, but has been surpassed by many other commentaries since its day." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works or Logos)

Philippians 1 Commentary

Philippians 2 Commentary

Philippians 3 Commentary

Philippians 4 Commentary

Johann (John) Bengel
Philippians Commentary
The Critical English Testament
Similar to above but less Greek

Short Pithy Comments

Charles Haddon Spurgeon -- "'A Critical New Testament, so compiled as to enable a reader, unacquainted with Greek, to ascertain the exact English force and meaning of the language of the New Testament, and to appreciate the latest results of modern criticism.' Such is the professed aim of this commentary, and the compilers have very fairly carried out their intentions. The whole of Bengel’s Gnomon is bodily transferred into the work, and as one hundred and twenty years have elapsed since the first issue of that book, it may be supposed that much has since been added to the wealth of Scripture exposition; the substance of this has been incorporated in brackets, so as to bring it down to the present advanced state of knowledge. We strongly advise the purchase of this book, as it is multum in parvo, and will well repay an attentive perusal. Tischendorf and Alford have contributed largely, with other German and English critics, to make this one of the most lucid and concise commentaries on the text and teachings of the New Testament" (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

Philippians 1 Commentary

Philippians 2 Commentary

Philippians 3 Commentary

Philippians 4 Commentary

Joseph A. Beet
Commentary on Philippians

Joseph Agar Beet was an English Wesleyan, born at Sheffield on Sept. 27, 1840. He attended Wesley College, Sheffield (1851-56), and took up mining engineering, but afterward studied theology at the Wesleyan College, Richmond (1862-64). He was pastor 1864-85 and professor of systematic theology in Wesleyan College, Richmond, 1885-1905. He was also a member of the faculty of theology in the University of London 1901-05. He delivered the Fernley Lecture on The Credentials of the Gospels in 1889, and lectured in America in 1896.

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Philippians
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Introduction

Philippians 1 Commentary

Philippians 2 Commentary

Philippians 3 Commentary

Philippians 4 Commentary

Brian Bill
Sermons on Philippians

Updated November 30, 2015

Philippians:1:1-6 God Finishes What He Starts

Philippians:1:7-11 Learning to Love Others

Philippians 1:9-11 A Prayer for Love

Philippians:1:12-18 Making the Most of Opportunities

Philippians:1:19-26 You Win Either Way

Philippians:1:27-30 Serving and Struggling Together

Philippians 2:1-11 Developing an Others Orientation

Philippians 2:1-5 The Real Worship Wars

Philippians 2:6-11 The Name Above Every Name

Philippians 2:12-18 Shining Like Stars

Philippians 2:19-30 Finding Faithful Friends (J. Williams for Brian Bill)

Philippians 3:1-11 Losing to Gain

Philippians 3:12-4:1 Pressing On When the Pressures On

Philippians 4:4-9 To Rejoice is a Choice

Philippians 4:10-13 Wanting What You Already Have

Philippians 4:14-23 Giving God Your Best

John Calvin
Philippians Commentary
Introduction

Philippians 1 Commentary

Philippians 2 Commentary

Philippians 3 Commentary

Philippians 4 Commentary

Alan Carr
Sermon Notes
Philippians
Well Done

Philippians 1:1-3 Thanks for the Memories

Philippians 1:6 Can We Be Sure Salvation Will Last?

Philippians 1:6 He's Still Working On Me

Philippians 1:1-11 The Ties That Bind

Philippians 1:1-11 Our Shared Experience

Philippians 1:23-26 Ready For Heaven, But Needed On Earth

Philippians 2:5-11 Jesus the Unique Savior

Philippians 2:5-11 There's Nobody Like Jesus

Philippians 2:5-11 The Glory Of That Name

Philippians 2:9-11 The Name Above Every Name

Philippians 2:12-16 A Call To New Testament Christianity

Philippians 2:12-16 The Expectations Of The Christian Life

Philippians 2:25-30 An Anatomy Of A Lovely Christian

Philippians 3:1-3 The Possessions Of A Covenant People

Philippians 3:7-11 How To Develop A Normal Christian Life

Philippians 3:12-16 Running For The Prize

Philippians 3:13-14 Three Looks Every Church Needs To Take

Philippians 4:4-8 How To Fortify Your Mind

Philippians 4:6-7 God's Word Concerning Your Worries

Philippians 4:10-13 The Secret Society Of The Satisfied

Philippians 4:10-20 My God Shall

Rich Cathers
Philippians Sermon Notes
Calvary Chapel, Fullerton, Ca
Frequent Use of Illustrations

Philippians 1-2 Survey

Philippians 1:1-8

Philippians 1:7-9

Philippians 1:10-11

Philippians 1:12-20

Philippians 1:21-26

Philippians 1:27-30

Philippians 2:1-11

Philippians 2:1-11 In Depth

Philippians 2:1-4

Philippians 2:5-11

Philippians 2:12-15

Philippians 2:16-23

Philippians 2:25-30

Philippians 3-4 Survey

Philippians 3:1-7

Philippians 3:7-14 In Depth

Philippians 3:8-14

Philippians 3:15-21

Philippians 4:1-9

Philippians 4:10-23

Oswald Chambers
My Utmost for His Highest
Devotionals on Philippians

Philippians 1:20 Let Us Keep to the Point

Philippians 2:12-13 Work Out What God Works In

Philippians 2:17 Are You Ready to Be Offered?

Philippians 3:10 The Spiritual Saint

Philippians 3:12 Christian Perfection

Philippians 3:12 Apprehended by God

George Clarke
Commentary on Philippians (1906)
"Designed for Pastors and Sunday Schools"

Philippians Introduction

Philippians Outline

Philippians 1 Commentary

Philippians 2 Commentary

Philippians 3 Commentary

Philippians 4 Commentary

Steven Cole
Philippians Sermons
Highly Recommended
Sermons function much like verse by verse commentary

Acts 16:6-40 The Path to Joy

Philippians 1:1-2 The Foundation for Joy

Philippians 1:3-6 Confident About Salvation

Philippians 1:3-8 True Christian Fellowship

Philippians 1:9-11 Discerning Love

Philippians 1:12-18 Happiness: Circumstances or Christ?

Philippians 1:19-26 What Are You Living For?

Philippians 1:19-26 A Christian Perspective on Death

Philippians 1:27-30 Christian Mission & How to Fulfill It

Philippians 2:1-4 Harmonious Relationships

Philippians 2:5-8 Supreme Humility

Philippians 2:9-11 Every Knee Shall Bow

Philippians 2:12-13 Working Out Our Salvation

Philippians 2:14-18 Grumble, Grumble - NOT!

Philippians 2:19-30 Worth Imitating

Philippians 3:1-3 True Versus Counterfeit Christianity

Philippians 3:4-9 The Losses & Gains of True Christianity

Philippians 3:10-11 Knowing Christ & Being Like Him

Philippians 3:12-16 The Christian Growth Process

Philippians 3:17-4:1 The Right & Wrong Way to Live

Philippians 4:2-3 Getting Along with One Another

Philippians 4:4 The Choice to Rejoice

Philippians 4:5 When Right is Wrong

Philippians 4:6-7 The Answer to Anxiety

Philippians 4:8 The Christian's Thought Life

Philippians 4:9 The Importance of Christian Conduct

Philippians 4:10-13 The Secret for Contentment

Philippians 4:14-20 Faithful Giving, Faithful God

Philippians 4:21-23 The Fellowship of the Saints

Thomas Constable
Philippians Commentary
Expository Notes

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Philippians 1 Commentary

Philippians 2 Commentary

Philippians 3 Commentary

Philippians 4 Commentary

Ron Daniel
Sermon Notes

Philippians 1:1-2

Philippians 1:3-11

Philippians 1:12-30

Philippians 2:1-11

Philippians 2:12-18

Philippians 2:19-30

Philippians 3:1-11

Philippians 3:12-21

Philippians 4:1-7

Philippians 4:8-23

Bob Deffinbaugh
Sermon Notes on Philippians
These sermons function like commentaries

Acts 15:36–16:40 The Birth of the Church at Philippi

Philippians 1:1-2 Paul’s Perspective as a Servant

Philippians 1:3-11 Paul’s Perspective as a Prisoner

Philippians 1:12-18 Paul’s Perspective on Pain and Pettiness

Philippians 1:18b-26 Paul’s Perspective on Life and Death

Philippians 1:27–2:2 Christian Citizenship: Living Out the Gospel

Philippians 2:1-13 The Spirit of Christ

Philippians 2:1-18 Implications of the Incarnation

Philippians 2:5-18 Implications of the Incarnation

Philippians 2:3-11 The Ultimate in Humility–Leaving the Comfort Zone

Philippians 2:12-18 Fleshing Out Your Faith

Philippians 2:19-30 A Few Good Men

Philippians 3:1-11 Paul’s Perspective on Profit and Loss

Philippians 3:12-21 Paul’s Perspective on Perfectionism

Philippians 4:1-9 Stand Fast, Stand Together

Philippians 4:10-20 Give and Take

John Eadie
Commentary on Philippians
One of the better in depth commentaries
Helps to know some Greek

Spurgeon: "A standard work. Essential to the scholarly student."

John Cereghin, Pastor - A thorough commentary on the Greek text. He gives excellent definitions of Greek words (19), stressing even the conjunctions (169). He denies that Christ emptied Himself of His deity (102), has a thorough discussion of the whole passage (2:5-11; pages 95-129). He urges men to serve Christ "without compromise" (238). He sometimes uses Latin or German without translation.

Philippians - Introduction — Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary

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Philippians
Notes for Teaching

Philippians 1:1-18a: Gospel Partners

Philippians 1:18b-30: Mutual Encouragers

Philippians 2:1-11: Like-Minded Believers

Philippians 2:12-30: Christian Behavior

Philippians 3: Faithful Service

Philippians 4: Caring Friends

Expositor's Bible
Philippians (1900)
Robert Rainy
Recommended - Has an Attractive Devotional Quality

Philippians 1:1,2 Introductory: The Salutation

Philippians 1:3-11 The Apostle's Mind About Philippians

Philippians 1:12-20 How the Philippians Should Think of Paul at Rome

Philippians 1:21-26 The Choice Between Living and Dying

Philippians 1:27-30 Undaunted and United Steadfastness

Philippians 2:1-4 The Mind of Christ

Philippians 2:5-11 The Mind of Christ (Continued)

Philippians 2:12-18 Warning and Shining

Philippians 2:19-30 Timothy and Epaphroditus

Philippians 3:1-8 No Confidence in the Flesh

Philippians 3:8-11 The Knowledge of Christ

Philippians 3:9 The Righteousness of Faith

Philippians 3:10, 11 Resurrection Life and Daily Dying

Philippians 3:12-17 Christian Life A Race

Philippians 3:18, 19 Enemies of the Cross

Philippians 3:20, 21 Our City and Our Coming King

Philippians 4:2-7 Peace and Joy

Philippians 4:8, 9 The Things to Fix Upon

Philippians 4:10-23 Gifts and Sacrifices

Bruce Goettsche
Philippians Sermons
"Blueprint for Joy"

Philippians 1:1-2: Prerequisites for Joy

Philippians 1:3-11: Characteristics of Christian Joy

Philippians 1:12-18: Joy in Difficult Times

Philippians 1:19-26: Joy in Difficult Times - 2

Philippians 1:27-30: A Proper Focus for Joyful Living

Philippians 2:1-4: God's… Formula for Joyful Living

Philippians 2:5-12: When God Became Man

Philippians 2:6-8: The Humble King (Isa 9:6-9)

Philippians 2:9-11: A Heavenly Inauguration

Philippians 2:12-13: Working Out Your Salvation

Philippians 2:14-18: Stars in the Night

Philippians 2:19-30: Servants and Friends

Philippians 3:1-11: Christ Alone

Philippians 3:12-14: The Focus of the Faithful

Philippians 3:15-19: Models: Good and Bad

Philippians 3:20-4:1: Something to Look Forward To

Philippians 4:2-4: Getting Along With Others in Church

Philippians 4:4: Learning to Rejoice

Philippians 4:5: Getting Rid of the Sharp Edges

Philippians 4:6-7: God's Antidote to Anxiety

Philippians 4:8-9: Taking Control of Our Thinking

Philippians 4:10-14: The Secrets of Being Content

Scott Grant
Sermon Notes
Philippians

Philippians 1:1-2 Connecting with Christ to Advance the Gospel

Philippians 1:3-8 To Love and Be Loved

Philippians 1:9-11 The Abundant Life

Philippians 1:12-18 Inspirational Perspective on Life

Philippians 1:18-26 To Live is to Desire Christ

Philippians 1:27-30 Living in a Manner Worthy of the Gospel

Philippians 2:1-4 The Gospel: The Banner We Rally Behind

Philippians 2:5-11 The Journey of God

Philippians 2:5-11 The Road to Glory

Philippians 2:5-11 The Exaltation of Christ

Philippians 2:12-13 Learning to be God's Community

Philippians 2:14-18 Demonstrating What Our Father is Like

Philippians 2:19-30 Devoted to the Work of Christ

Philippians 3:1-6 Remembering Who We Are

Philippians 3:7-11 The Surpassing Value of Knowing Christ

Philippians 3:12-16 Hooked in the Heart

Philippians 3:17-21 Heaven's Pattern for Earthly Living

Philippians 4:1-9 Conflict, Anxiety and Culture

Philippians 4:10-13 Content in Christ, Free to Relate

Philippians 4:14-23 The Gospel is Worth Everything You Can Give It

Dave Guzik
Commentary Notes
Philippians

Philippians 1 Commentary

Philippians 2 Commentary

Philippians 3 Commentary

Philippians 4 Commentary

Greg Herrick
Commentary Notes
Philippians

Introduction, Background, and Outline to Philippians

Philippians 1:1-2 The Greeting

Philippians 1:3-11 Thanksgiving and Prayer for the Philippian Church

Philippians 1:12-18a Paul’s Circumstances Perspective, Joy & Mission in Life I

Philippians 1:18b-26 Paul’s Circumstances Perspective, Joy & Mission in Life II

Philippians 1:27-30 Exhortation to Unity-Part I

Philippians 2:5-11 Exhortation to Unity-The Example of Christ

Philippians 2:12-18 Exhortation to Unity-A Final Word Concerning Obedience

Philippians 2:19-30 Timothy & Epaphroditus Two Examples of Humility & Unity

Philippians 3:1-8 True Righteousness Study in Contrasts: Judaizers & Paul

Philippians 3:9-11 True Righteousness (II) Study in Contrasts: Judaizers & Paul

Philippians 3:12-16 Nature of Paul’s Pursuit of Christ: Living in the “Now/Not Yet”

Philippians 3:17-21 The Exhortation to Imitate Good Examples

Philippians 4:1-9 General Exhortations

Philippians 4:10-23 Thanksgiving for the Philippians’ Gift and a Final Greeting

David Holwick
Sermon Notes on Philippians
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Philippians 1:1- 6 - Rejoice in the Lord!
Philippians 1:1- 6 - What Is To Be Happy About?
Philippians 1:7-11 - Love Like Jesus
Philippians 1:7-11 - May Your Love Abound
Philippians 1:12-18 - The Advance of the Gospel
Philippians 1:12-19 - Making the Best of the Worst
Philippians 1:19-26 - Living and Dying
Philippians 1:20-26 - I Would Rather Be Dead
Philippians 1:27- 2:4 - United We Stand
Philippians 2:1- 4 - Six Secrets For Satisfying Relationships
Philippians 2:1-16 - Encouragement (Devotions)
Philippians 2:5-11 - Every Knee Shall Bow
Philippians 2:5-11 - He Emptied Himself
Philippians 2:12-13 - Ya Gotta Work At It
Philippians 2:12-18 - Work Out Your Salvation
Philippians 2:14-18 - Whine Or Shine
Philippians 2:19-30 - Real Men Love Jesus
Philippians 2:25-30 - Does God Have To Heal?
Philippians 3:1-11 - Where Is Your Confidence?
Philippians 3:12-14 - Goals_(1985, full-text)
Philippians 3:12-14 - Press and Forget
Philippians 3:15-21 - Enemies of the Cross
Philippians 3:15-21 - Mark of Maturity
Philippians 3:18-21 - Live For Something Larger
Philippians 4:1- 7 - How To Handle Stress
Philippians 4:2- 7 - Conflict and Conciliation
Philippians 4:4- 8 - Refreshed By Joy
Philippians 4:8- 9 - As You Think So You Are
Philippians 4:8- 9 - Think On These Things
Philippians 4:10-13 - Are You Satisfied With Your Life?
Philippians 4:14-23 - Caring and Sharing

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Philippians 1 Commentary

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Philippians 4 Commentary

Guy King
Commentary on Philippians

Joy Way,1952 - online Pdf version

Philippians 1:1-2 Salut D'Amor

Philippians 1:3-8 The Good Companions

Philippians 1:9-11 What A Happy Prayer!

Philippians 1:12-26 The Happiness of a Humble Spirit

Philippians 1:27-2:4 Happy Warriors

Philippians 2:5-11 Rungs of Gladness

Philippians 2:12-13 Now and How

Philippians 2:14-18 Darkest Places Need the Brightest Lights

Philippians 2:19-30 A Couple of Fine Specimens

Philippians 3:1-11 Profit and Loss Account

Philippians 3:12-16 A Sporting Interlude

Philippians 3:17-21 Heaven Below

Philippians 4:1-3 A Fly in the Ointment

Philippians 4:4-9 One Hundred Per Cent

Philippians 4:10-20 Enough and To Spare

Philippians 4:21-23 Good-Bye, Saints!

David Legge
Sermons on Philippians

Philippians 1:1-2 Introduction To Philippians

Philippians 1:3-8 A Pastor's Joy In His People - Part 1

Philippians 1:3-8 A Pastor's Joy In His People - Part 2

Philippians 1:3-8 A Pastor's Joy In His People - Part 3

Philippians 1:12-18 Suffering- The Catalyst Of The Gospel

Philippians 1:18-26 The Joy Of Suffering Service - Part 1

Philippians 1:18-26 The Joy Of Suffering Service - Part 2

Philippians 1:27-30 The Marks Of A Spiritual Church - Part 1

Philippians 1:27-30 The Marks Of A Spiritual Church - Part 2

Philippians 1:27-30 The Marks Of A Spiritual Church - Part 3

Philippians 2:1-12 The Majesty And Humility Of Christ - Part 1

Philippians 2:1-12 The Majesty And Humility Of Christ - Part 2

Philippians 2:12-13 The Christian Life Turned Inside Out

Philippians 2:14-16 Silent Lights

Philippians 2:17-30 Paul's Christ-Like Friends

Philippians 3:1-8 Secure Your Joy

Philippians 3:7-11 Big Appetites

Philippians 3:12-16 Progress In Purpose

Philippians 3:15-21 Orientating Our Obedience

Philippians 4:1-5 Happiness Needs Harmony

Philippians 4:6-7 The Path To Peace Of Mind - Part 1

Philippians 4:6-9 The Path To Peace Of Mind - Part 2

Philippians 4:10-13 The Secret Of Contentment

Philippians 4:14-23 The Conditions And Confidence Of God's Provision For Us

 

John MacArthur
Sermons which function like commentaries
Highly Recommended

PHILIPPIANS 1

Philippians 1:1-2-The Epistle of Joy
Philippians 1:3-5-Elements of Joy Pt 1
Philippians 1:6- Elements of Joy Pt 2
Philippians 1:7-8-Elements of Joy Pt 3
Philippians 1:9 Growth in Godliness 1
Philippians 1:10-11 Growth in Godliness 2
Philippians 1:1-11 The Epistle of Joy (click dropdown box for 6 separate chapters)
Philippians 1:12-14-Joy in Spite of Trouble
Philippians 1:12-26 To Live is Christ (click dropdown box for 4 separate chapters)
Philippians 1:15-18-Joy in Spite of Detractors
Philippians 1:19-21-Joy in Spite of Death
Philippians 1:22-26-Joy in Spite of the Flesh
Philippians 1:27-30 Conduct Worthy of the Church

PHILIPPIANS 2

Philippians 2:1-2 The Motives for Spiritual Unity
Philippians 2:2 The Marks of Spiritual Unity
Philippians 2:3-5 The Means to Spiritual Unity
Philippians 2:5-8 The Model of Spiritual Unity
Philippians 2:5-8 Humiliation of Christ
Philippians 2:9 Exaltation of Christ- 1
Philippians 2:5-11 Christ Humbled, Christ Exalted (click dropdown box for 4 separate chapters)
Philippians 2:10-11 Exaltation of Christ-- 2
Philippians 2:6-11 Incarnation of Triune God
Philippians 2:6-11 The Inside Story of the Incarnation
Philippians 2:6-11 The Humility and Exaltation of Christ
Philippians 2:12 God at Work in You - 1
Philippians 2:12 God at Work in You - 2
Philippians 2:13 God at Work in You - 3
Philippians 2:14 Stop Complaining - 1
Philippians 2:15-16 Stop Complaining - 2
Philippians 2:17-18 Model Spiritual Servants: Paul
Philippians 2:19-24 Model Spiritual Servants: Timothy
Philippians 2:25-30 Model Spiritual Servants: Epaphroditus
Philippians 2:19-24 Anti-Model of Leadership

PHILIPPIANS 3

Philippians 3:1-3 Qualities of True Christian-Pt1
Philippians 3:1-3 Qualities of True Christian-Pt2
Philippians 3:1-3 Qualities of True Christian-Pt3
Philippians 3:1-3 Qualities of True Christian-Pt4
Philippians 3:4-8 Religious Credentials
Philippians 3:4-11 Evaluating Your Relationship in Christ - 1
Philippians 3:8-11 Surpassing Value of Knowing Christ
Philippians 3:12-16 Evaluating Your Relationship to Christ - 2
Philippians 3:12-16 Reaching for the Prize
Philippians 3:17-21 Following Godly Examples
Philippians 3:18-19 Fleeing from Enemies
Philippians 3:20-21 Focusing on Expectations

PHILIPPIANS 4

Philippians 4:1-9 Leave Me Alone; I Can't Cope
Philippians 4:1-19 Contentment
Philippians 4:1-19 Seven Keys to Contented Living
Philippians 4:1 Spiritual Stability
Philippians 4:2-4 Spiritual Stability - Harmony and Joy
Philippians 4:5-6 Spiritual Stability - Humility and Faith
Philippians 4:2-7 Spiritual Stability - Thankful Prayer
Philippians 4:6-8 Spiritual Stability - Godly Thinking
Philippians 4:9 Model of Spiritual Stability - Obedience
Philippians 4:1 Spiritual Stability-Intro
Philippians 4:2-4 Harmony & Joy (click Chapter dropdown)

Philippians 4:5-6a Humility and Faith
Philippians 4:6b-7 Thankful Prayer
Philippians 4:8 Godly Thinking
Philippians 4:9 Obedience
Philippians 4:10-20 An Expression of Pastoral Gratitude
Philippians 4:10-12 Secret of Contentment 1
Philippians 4:13 Secret of Contentment - 2
Philippians 4:14-19 Secret of Contentment - 3
Philippians 4:20-23 The Saints of God

Alexander Maclaren
Sermons on Philippians

Warm, eloquent, practical expositions. There are memorable expressions:

"Life is to be as Christ, for Christ, by, in, and from Christ" - John Cereghin, Pastor

Philippians 1:1-8 Loving Greetings

Philippians 1:9-11 A Comprehensive Prayer

Philippians 1:12-20 A Prisoner's Triumph

Philippians 1:21-25 A Strait Betwixt Two

Philippians 1:27, 28 Citizens of Heaven

Philippians 2:1-4 A Plea for Unity

Philippians 2:5-8 The Descent of the Word

Philippians 2:9-11 The Ascent of Jesus

Philippians 2:12-13 Work out Your Own Salvation

Philippians 2:14-16 Copies of Jesus

Philippians 2:16-18 A Willing Sacrifice

Philippians 2:19-24 Paul and Timothy

Philippians 2:25-30 Paul and Epaphroditus

Philippians 3:1-3 Preparing to End

Philippians 3:4-8 The Loss of All

Philippians 3:8-9 The “Gain of Christ”

Philippians 3:10-11 Saving Knowledge

Philippians 3:12 Laid Hold of and Laying Hold

Philippians 3:13-14 The Race and the Goal

Philippians 3:15 The Soul’s Perfection

Philippians 3:16 The Rule of the Road

Philippians 3:17-21 Warnings and Hopes

Philippians 4:1 A Tender Exhortation

Philippians 4:3 A Names in the Book of Life

Philippians 4:6 How to Obey an Impossible Injunction

Philippians 4:7 The Warrior Peace

Philippians 4:8 Think of These Things

Philippians 4:10-14 How to Say "Thank You"

Philippians 4:15-19 Gifts Given, See Sown

Philippians 4:20-23 Farewell Words

F B Meyer
Devotionals on Philippians
Our Daily Walk
Our Daily Homily
Philippians 1:21 Life and Death
Philippians 1:29 Our Daily Homily
Philippians 1:29 A Bumpy Road
Philippians 2:5 The Meaning of the Cross
Philippians 2:8-9 Stooping to Rise
Philippians 2:15-16 Shining Lights
Philippians 2:26 Our Daily Homily
Philippians 3:8 Secret Idols
Philippians 3:10 The Power of Christ's Resurrection
Philippians 3:13-14 Stand at the Bow!
Philippians 3:21 Our Daily Homily
Philippians 4:6 Our Daily Homily
Philippians 4:7 The Fortress of the Heart
Philippians 4:18 Rich Toward God

DEVOTIONAL COMMENTARY
ON PHILIPPIANS

by F B Meyer

A warmly devotional exposition. He divides the epistle into 27 short sections, some of which are masterpieces of exposition. On Phil 2:5-8 he maintains the absolute deity as well as humanity of Christ (82-85): He empties Himself only of His glory. - John Cereghin, Pastor

Philippians 1:1-2 The Vestibule of the Epistle

Philippians 1:3-4 Prayer and Intercession

Philippians 1:5-11 The Grounds and Purposes of Prayer

Philippians 1:12-18 The Furtherance of the Gospel

Philippians 1:19-20 Good Out of Evil

Philippians 1:21-26 Whether to Live or to Die!

Philippians 1:27-30 The Manner of Life which becomes the Gospel

Philippians 2:1-4: The Entwining of Christian Hearts

Philippians 2:5-8 He Emptied Himself

Philippians 2:9-11 The Name of Names

Philippians 2:12-13 The Divine Energy in the Heart

Philippians 2:14-16 Stars to Shine: Voice to Speak

Philippians 2:17, 18 The Sacrificial Side of the Christian Life

Philippians 2:19-30 Not Sorrow Upon Sorrow

Philippians 3:1-3 The True Circumcision

Philippians 3:4-9 Selling All to Buy the Pearl

Philippians 3:10-11 The Soul's Quest

Philippians 3:12 Apprehended to Apprehend

Philippians 3:13-14 Onwards and Upwards

Philippians 3:15-16 The Attainments of the Christian Life

Philippians 3:17-21 The Burgesses of Heaven

Philippians 4:1-6 The Lord is At Hand

Philippians 4:2- Like-mindedness

Philippians 4:5- Forbearance

Philippians 4:7- Garrisoned in Christ

Philippians 4:7- The Sentinel of the Heart

Philippians 4:8-9- The Government of our Thoughts

Philippians 4:8-9- Six Sisters

Philippians 4:10-13- All Things are Possible to Him that Believes

Philippians 4:10-13- Three Conditions for the Grace of Contentment

Philippians 4:14-20- Filling and Being Filled

Philippians 4:21-23- Closing Salutations

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Bateman, Herbert W. “Were the Opponents at Philippi Necessarily Jewish?"

McClain, Alva J. “Doctrine of the Kenosis in Philippians 2:5-8,”

Murray, George W. "Paul's Corporate Witness in Philippians,"

Swift, Robert C. "The Theme and Structure of Philippians

Philippians 2:5-11 Hymn or Exalted Pauline Prose: Gordon D Fee

Giving And Receiving In Paul’s Epistles’ Gerald W. Peterman

Further Reflections on Philippians 2:5-11 - C F D Moule

Fulfilling The Gospel: The Scope Of The Pauline Mission - Paul Bowers

To What End Exegesis? Reflections on Exegesis and Spirituality in Philippians 4:10-20 - Gordon D Fee

Epaphroditus' Sickness and the Letter to the Philippians - Colin O Buchanan

The Interpretation of Philippians 2:5 - A T Hanson

Does Philippians 1:6 Guarantee Progressive Sanctification? Part 2 - John Hart (another site)

Philippians 2:5-11 An Early Christian Confession - R P Martin

A Further Note on Philippians 2:5 - Michael Hollis

The Meaning Of harpagmos In Philippians 2:6 - An Overlooked Datum For Functional Inequality Within The Godhead - Dennis Burk

The Epistle to the Philippians - An Expanded Paraphrase - F F Bruce

Philippians 3:11 - If By Any Means… - Donald L Norbie

The Kenosis Question - Thomas A Thomas

Building Community Amid Troubles (Philippians. 22-4; Matt. 21-28-32; Ezek. 18-1-4) - Delores Williams

Self-Emptying (Philippians 2:5-8) T V Philip

The Mind of Christ (Philippians 2:3-11) - T V Philip

The Role Of Suffering In The Mission Of Paul And The Mission Of The Church - Robert L. Plummer

A Child of His Time (Philippians. 4-8) A Child of His Time - Ronald Goetz

Paul and Christian Unity: A Formal Analysis of Philippians 2:1-4 - David Alan Black

Philippians 3:11- Attaining the Resurrection (Problem Texts) - F F Bruce

On the Articular Infinitive in Philippians 2:6 - Denny Burk

Sending Letters in the Ancient World: Paul and the Philippians - Stephen R Llewelyn

Partnership in the Gospel: The Role of Women in the Church at Philippi - A Boyd Luter

Philippians 2:5-11 The Christ Hymn in Philippians 2:5-11 A Review Article - I Howard Marshall

Some Reflections on New Testament Hymns - Ralph P Martin

Philippians: From People to the Letter - Peter Oakes

The Pattern of Christ's Sufferings: Colossians 1:24 and Philippians 3:10-11 - Andrew Perriman

Paul's Letter to the Philippians in Light of the Disunity in the Church - Davorin Peterlin

Thankless Thanks: The Epistolary Social Convention in Philippians 4:10-20 Gerald W Peterman

Caesarea, Rome, and the Captivity Epistles - Bo Reicke

Philippians 3:6 - Blameless Before God" - Alan Thompson

He Emptied Himself - Robert E Wilson

Christian Identity and Christian Worship in Philippians 3:3 - Andrew V Snider

Best Commentaries on Philippians - Tim Challies

Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Philippians by Keith Mathison

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Defender's Study Bible - Excellent, conservative, literal study Bible notes from a leading Creationist.

Philippians 1 Study Notes

Philippians 2 Study Notes

Philippians 3 Study Notes

Philippians 4 Study Notes

Henry Morris

Philippians - Theology of

Philippians - Holman Bible Dictionary

Philippians Epistle to the - Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament

Philippians, Epistle - Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Philippians, Epistle to - Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Philippians, the Epistle to - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Philippians epistle to the - Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblical Literature

Epistle to the Philippians - 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias

Holman Christian Standard Bible -Study Bible (HCSB Study Bible) - requires you to create a free account. Well done brief notes.

Holman Publishing

Philippians - Synthetic Bible Study

James Gray

Philippians Dictionary Discussion

ISBE

Philippians Introduction - Author, Background, Interpretative Challenges, Outline - these are the same notes found in the MacArthur Study Bible. Excellent resource.

John MacArthur
Philippians Introduction NIV Study Bible
Philippians - Inductive Study - Download Lesson 1 Precept Ministries
Philippians - Notes and Outlines J Vernon McGee
Philippians - Keys to the NT William Orr

Christians As Athletes - discusses althletic metaphor as used by Paul in Corinthians and Philippians epistles and  - Here is an excerpt  relarted to Philippians - 

IN PHILIPPIANS - Paul also discusses the historical fact of Christ’s resurrection and its crucial importance to living a full and enjoyable Christian life in his Epistle to the Philippians. Thus in Philippians 3:9-11 Paul assumes the historical validity of Christ’s literal, bodily resurrection from the grave. This is a truth he affirms distinctly elsewhere. Indeed, Paul gave formal testimony to having personally met the risen Lord Jesus (Acts 22:6-11; 24:15, 21; 26:15-23). He made Christ’s Resurrection the central theme of many of his sermons (e.g., Acts 13:29-33; 17:29-31). He explained to the early Christians that Christ’s resurrection was not only a historical fact but integral to the believer’s salvation (Ro 5:8-10; 1 Cor. 15:1-19).

Elsewhere Paul taught that Christ’s resurrection is the full proof and assurance of the believer’s own resurrection (Rom. 8:11; 1 Cor. 15:20-51). And not only that, but Paul declared that the risen Christ has taken up His abode in the believer in vital, spiritual, organic union with him (Gal. 2:20; Col. 1:18-20, 27-28). Accordingly, the believer has a ready source for living an abundant life in Christ with great power and personal godliness (Ro 6:5-14). Like Paul, Christians should also have a deep concern that all may come to know the crucified and risen Christ as Savior and Lord (2 Cor. 5:14-21).

All of these truths, taught so clearly elsewhere by Paul, are in view in Philippians 3. With an impassioned eloquence Paul moves from the mention of Christ’s resurrection after His suffering at the cross (Phil. 3:10) to the reality of the believer’s new life here and now as he awaits his own resurrection with the saints to a glorified life hereafter Phil 3:11): (Click for full lengthy discussion)

Richard Patterson
Philippians - Through the Bible Book by Book Myer Pearlman
Philippians - Inductive Study Helps for Students and Leaders Precept Louisiana
The Theme and Structure of Philippians Robert Swift

Reformation Study Bible Notes

Reformation Study Bible
Philippians Overview

Excerpt - How do I apply this? Though we all have much to be thankful for, the pace and the pressure of life often squeeze the joy from us. Our shoulders slumped and our heads bowed, we find some days—or months—very difficult to get through. Desperate, we often search for joy in all kinds of ways—acquiring possessions, visiting places, or seeing people. But none of these can provide lasting joy. Where do you find joy in the midst of a trying circumstance? Paul knew, as did the Philippians, that true joy comes only through humble faith in the saving work of Jesus Christ, joining ourselves in harmony with His followers, and serving others in the name of Christ. This was the life experienced by the Philippian believers, and it is a life available to us today. Allow the joy you find in Christ to keep you from useless quarrels and divisions and to instead guide you into harmonious relationships with God’s people.

Charles Swindoll
Analysis of Philippians James Van Dine

PHILIPPIANS
SERMONS

Philippians - Q & A Format Don Anderson
The Joy Way--Philippians
The Joy Way--Philippians, Handout
David Barrick
Philippians - Sermons (Homilies)

John Cereghin, Pastor - Heart-warming sermons by the "golden-mouthed" preacher of the early church. He admits "bishop" and "elder" used to refer to the same person (184), has an eloquent exposition of l:21 (195, 196), argues for the doctrines of the Trinity, the pre-existence of Christ, His deity, absolute equality with the Father (206-209), His full humanity (p. 213), and attacks those heresies that deny these doctrines.

John Chrysostom

Philippians Sermons - 40 - enter "all" and search Philippians

Philippians 1:1 - To the Saints of Philippi
Philippians 1:6 The Perseverance of the Saints
Philippians 1:21 To Live Is Christ
Philippians 1:22-24 To Be with Christ
Philippians 1:6 God's Election of His People's Perseverance
Philippians 1:21-23 What I Believe About Heaven: The Inexpressable Preciousness
Philippians 1:21-23 (second msg) What I Believe About Heaven: The Inexpressable Preciousness

W A Criswell

Philippians sermons

Philippians 1:1-2 Greeting From Paul
Philippians 1:3-5 I Thank God For You
Philippians 1:6 He Finishes What He Starts
Philippians 1:7-11 Love Abounding
Philippians 1:12-20 For the Greater Progress of the Gospel
Philippians 1:21 Living Out Philippians 1:21
Philippians 1:21 Life = Christ, Death = Gain
Philippians 1:21 The Gain of Death
Philippians 1:21 Dying to Live
Philippians 1:21-26 To Be or Not to Be
Philippians 1:25-26 Progress, Joy, Confidence
Philippians 1:27 Together, for the Gospel
Philippians 1:27-28 Living In a Manner Worthy of the Gospel (1)
Philippians 1:27-28 Living In a Manner Worthy of the Gospel (2)
Philippians 1:27-28 Life Worthy of the Gospel (3)
Philippians 1:29-30 Not Only to Believe, But to Suffer
Philippians 1:29-30 The Gift of Suffering for Christ's Sake

J Ligon Duncan

Philippians sermons - Mostly Mp3's - Mark Dever, Kent Hughes, Alistair Begg, D A Carson, John Murray, Tim Keller

Gospel Coalition

1. Introduction

2. Synthesis, Translation and Commentary

3. Philippians 1 Commentary

4. Philippians 2 Commentary

5. Philippians 3 Commentary

6. Philippians 4 Commentary

7. The Importance of Philippians for Today’s Missionary and His Ministry Partners

8. Appendix: Translation of Philippians

Dave Hagelberg

Philippians 1:21 Paul's Ruling Passion
Philippians 2:12-13 Work Out Your Own Salvation
Philippians 3:7-9 The Excellent Exchange
Philippians 3:10-11 The Power of His Resurrection
Philippians 3:13-14 Pressing On
Philippians 3:20-21 Citizenship in Heaven
Philippians 4:4 Christian Joy
Philippians 4:6 The Antidote for Anxiety

James Hastings
Philippians Sermons - 20 Messages - Mp3 Only Matt Heidelbaugh
Philippians Sermon Outline Notes (frequent illustrations) David Holwick

Philippians 1:1-11 Howdy, Partner!
Philippians 1:12-18a Delight in the Midst of Disaster
Philippians 1:18b-26 A Win-Win Situation
Philippians 1:27-30 The Bottom Line
Philippians 2:1-4 The United Way
Philippians 2:5-11 Work Your Way Down the Ladder
Philippians 2:12-18 God’s Gym
Philippians 2:19-30 Two of a Kind
Philippians 3:1-11 Lose Your Religion!
Philippians 3:12-21 God’s Goals
Philippians 4:1-9 Peace by Peace
Philippians 4:10-23 Money in the Bank!

Keith Krell

Philippians Sermons - 49 - excellent exposition - Mp3 Only

Steve Kreloff

Philippians - 31 Sermons

Alexander Maclaren
Philippians Sermons - 16 Messages

Philippians 1:1-11 A Minister's Love For His People
Philippians 1:1-11 The Praying Church
Philippians 1:3-6 I Thank God For You
Philippians 1:7-11 Love & Knowledge 
Philippians 1:21-24 The Profit of Death

Bryn MacPhail
Knowing Jesus, Knowing Joy- A Study Of Philippians - 18 studies

Using This Study Guide
ABCs of Philippians
Introduction: Knowing Jesus, Knowing Joy
Overview
Philippians 1:1-11 Joy in Loving Others
Philippians 1:12-18 Joy in Difficult Times
Philippians 1:19-30 Joyous Perspective

Melanie Newton

Philippians Sermons
Philippians  Overview Message - Peace Without Pills -Bill Bennett
Philippians  1:3-11 The Marks of the Christian Life - Herman T. Williams
Philippians  1:5 - In the Gospel - Tom Hayes
Philippians  1:6 Just a Chunk of Coal but a Diamond Someday - Steve Wagers
Philippians  1:1-11 The Journal of a Jailbird -Steve Wagers - excellent
Philippians  1:12-20 In Jail - but No Need for Bail - Steve Wagers - excellent
Philippians  1 : 21-27 - I'm a Winner Either Way - Steve Wagers - excellent
Philippians  1:21 The Way of the Cross Leads home - Johnny L. Sanders
Philippians  1:12-26 It Is Not So Bad After AllHerman T. Williams
Philippians  1:27-20 - Living the Christian Life Herman T. Williams

Pastor's Life
Philippians Sermon Notes Rob Salvato

Philippians 1 Sermons - all have transcripts

Philippians 2 Sermons - all have transcripts

Philippians 3 Sermons - all have transcripts

Philippians 4 Sermons - all have transcripts

Sermon Central
Third Millennium Philippians Sermons - mainly Mp3's Third Millennium

Philippians Sermons - 16 messages

Overview of Philippians

Philippians 1 - Paul's Prayer for the Philippians

Philippians 1:1-6 Grace and Peace

Philippians 1:1-11 The Praise in the Prayer

Philippians 1:12-26 Paul's Perspective - Part 1

Philippians 1:19-30 Paul's Perspective - Part 1

Philippians 2:1-11 A Plea for Humility

Philippians 2:1-11 The Essence of Humility

Philippians 2:12-30 The Expression of Humility

Philippians 3:1-14 The Prerequisite for Confidence

Philippians 3:7-12 An Example of Confidence

Philippians 3:10-14 Paul's Great Desire

Philippians 3:15-21 Follow Me

Philippians 4:1-23 Don't Worry

Philippians 4:6-9 The Cure for Worry

Philippians 4:10-23 The Provision for Worry

Tim Temple

(Acts 16:12) How The Gospel Came To Philippi

Philippians 1:1-2 Slave Paul To The Philippian Saints

Philippians 1:3-6 The True Christian Is Characterized By Thankfulness

Philippians 1:7-8 The Life Of A Preacher

Philippians 1:9-11 What To Pray For Your Church

Philippians 1:12-18 Putting The Gospel First

Philippians 1:18-20 The Great Day Of Christ – Deliverance!

Philippians 1:20-21 To Live Is Christ And To Die Is Gain

Philippians 1:22-26 The Desire To Depart And Be With Christ

Philippians 1:27-28 Contending For Christian Unity

Philippians 1:29-30 God’s Gifts – Faith And Suffering

Philippians 2:1-2 Making A Preacher’s Joy Complete

Philippians 2:3-4 Look On The Interests Of Others

Philippians 2:5-7 The Glorious God-Man Christ Jesus

Philippians 2:7-8 The Incarnate Humility Of Jesus

Philippians 2:9-11 God Exalting Christ To The Highest Place

Philippians 2:12-13 Working Out Our Salvation

Philippians 2:14-16 The Stars Of The Universe

Philippians 2:16-18 The Christian Life Strengthened And Poured Out

Philippians 2:19-24 The Servant’s Hearts Of Paul And Timothy

Philippians 2:25-30 Epaphroditus – Brother, Fellow Worker And Soldier

Philippians 3:1 Rejoice In The Lord

Philippians 3:2-3 Basic Christianity

Philippians 3:4-9 Finding True Greatness

Philippians 3:10-11 True Christian Aspiration

Philippians 3:12 Stepping Heavenward

Philippians 3:13-14 The Marks Of A Mature Christian

Philippians 3:15-19 Equipping Ourselves For Christian Maturity

Philippians 3:20-4:1 Citizenship and the Sovereign Saviour from heaven

Philippians 4:1-3 Relationships in Love and Pain

Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord Always

Philippians 4:5-6 Kept By the Peace of God

Philippians 4:6-7 The Peace of God

Philippians 4:8-9 Thinking Through the Best Virtues

Philippians 4:10-11 Attaining Christian Contentment

Philippians 4:12-13 I Can Do All Things Through Christ

Philippians 4:14-20 My God Shall Supply All Your Needs

Philippians 4:20 To God Be Glory For Ever And Ever

Philippians 4:21&22 Greeting One Another In Christ

Philippians 4:23 The Grace Of The Lord Jesus Christ

Geoff Thomas

Philippians Sermons - 14 messages

Philippians 1:1-2 Servants, Saints and Salutations!

Philippians 1:3-8 Participation and Preservation

Philippians 1:9-11 Facing Life's Questions with Love

Philippians 1:12-26 Facing Suffering with Grace

Philippians 1:27-30 Living as Worthy Citizens

Philippians 2:1-4 Hungry for Glory

Philippians 2:5-11 Thinking ‘Til It Hurts

Philippians 2:12-13 Working Out What God Has Worked In

Philippians 2:14-18 Whine or Shine

Philippians 2:19-30 God’s Definition of Success

Philippians 3:1-9 Updating Our Resume

Philippians 3:10-14 Pursuing the Prize

Philippians 4:2-9 God’s Gift of Peace

Philippians 4:10-23 The Secret of Contentment

Chris Vogel

PHILIPPIANS
COMMENTARIES

Philippians Commentary - A Study Outline

Max Alderman

Philippians Lectures (1864)

Henry Airay

Gnomon of the New Testament - Short Pithy Comments

Philippians 1 Commentary

Philippians 2 Commentary

Philippians 3 Commentary

Philippians 4 Commentary

Johann Bengel

Philippians 1 Commentary

Philippians 2 Commentary

Philippians 3 Commentary

Philippians 4 Commentary

Joseph Benson

Philippians 1 Commentary

Philippians 2 Commentary

Philippians 3 Commentary

Philippians 4 Commentary

Bridgeway

Philippians 1 Commentary

Philippians 2 Commentary

Philippians 3 Commentary

Philippians 4 Commentary

William Burkitt

Philippians 1 Commentary

Philippians 2 Commentary

Philippians 3 Commentary

Philippians 4 Commentary

Cambridge Bible for Schools

Philippians 1 Commentary

Philippians 2 Commentary

Philippians 3 Commentary

Philippians 4 Commentary

Cambridge Greek

Philippians Commentary (about 100 pages) (Sept, 2010) John Cereghin
Philippians Commentary Vincent Cheung

Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary

Spurgeon - Adam Clarke is the great annotator of our Wesleyan friends; and they have no reason to be ashamed of him, for he takes rank among the chief of expositors. His mind was evidently fascinated by the singularities of learning, and hence his commentary is rather too much of an old curiosity shop, but it is filled with valuable rarities, such as none but a great man could have collected.  (Lectures to My Students: Volume 4: Commenting on Commentaries)

Adam Clarke
Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary
Henry Cowles
Philippians Commentary College Press
Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary
J R Dummelow
Philippians - Introduction — Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary
John Eadie (in depth)
The Epistle to the Philippians - Commentary
Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary
Charles Ellicott

Lectures, Explanatory and Practical on the Epistle of St. Paul to the Philippians (1833)

Manton Eastburn

Philippians - Easy English Commentary

Easy English
The Epistle to the Philippians (Annotated Bible)
Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary
A C Gaebelein
Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary

Spurgeon: A very distinguished place is due to Dr. Gill. Beyond all controversy, Gill was one of the most able Hebraists of his day, and in other matters no mean proficient.

John Gill
Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary
L M Grant
Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary
Dave Hagelberg

The Approach: The Philippians Message

Christ - The Life of life (Philippians 1) – The Inward Look

Christ —The Pattern of Life (Philippians2) – The Backward Look

Christ —The Goal of LIfe (Philippians 3) – The Onward Look

Christ —The All-Sufficiency of Life (Philippians 4) – The Upward Look

The Appeal: Christ —The Four-Fold Blessing of Life (Philippians 1-4)

John Cereghin - A Bible study of Philippians, based on a chart. There are outlines and comments on the whole book. He has an interesting digression on the names of Christ in Scripture, defends the deity of Christ.

Norman Harrison
Philippians Introduction
Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary
Robert Hawker
Poor Man's Commentary
Philippians Introduction
Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary
Matthew Henry
Introduction (1901)
Expanded Paraphrase
Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary
James Holcomb
Philippians Introduction
Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary
F B Hole
Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary
Rhoderick Ice

Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary

John Cereghin - Devotional expositions. There are apt illustrations, thought-provoking comments, a strong defense of the deity of Christ (42), and a warm encouragement of joyfulness. He urges the Premillennial interpretation of the Bible (84).

H A Ironside

Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary

Or Try the Unabridged Version:

Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary

Spurgeon: Of this I have a very high opinion. It is the joint work of Mr. Jamieson, A. R. Fausset, and Dr. David Brown. It is to some extent a compilation and condensation of other men’s thoughts, but it is sufficiently original to claim a place in every minister’s library; indeed it contains so great a variety of information that if a man had no other exposition he would find himself at no great loss if he possessed this and used it diligently.

My comment - J, F, B although an older work tends to be one of the most literal older commentaries (literal millennium, does not replace Israel with the church, etc)

Jamieson, Fausset, Brown
The Epistle to the Philippians - Commentary (1875)

Spurgeon: A noble volume. A real boon to the man who purchases it.

John Cereghin, Pastor - A very thorough, practical, and homiletical exposition by a strong Presbyterian. He warns against thinking that church membership, baptism, or adherence to the Westminster Confession is ground for salvation (254,255). On Phil 2:5-11 he maintains that pre-existence and deity of Christ (146-148). The book also includes a considerable number of notes on the Greek text.

Robert Johnstone
Westminster Commentaries’ series
The Epistle to the Philippians - Commentary (1918)
Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary
Maurice Jones
The High Calling - Meditations on St Paul's Letter to the Philippians


Meditations with excellent thoughts for the expositor.

J H Jowett
Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary

Spurgeon: "Much that is excellent placed in “darkness visible.”"

William Kelly
The Epistle to the Philippians Expositor's Greek Testament Commentary
Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary
H A A Kennedy
Introduction
Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary
Paul Kretzmann
Popular Commentary
Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary

Introduction

Spurgeon: These volumes are not all of equal value, but as a whole, they are a grand addition to our stores. The American translators have added considerably to the German work, and in some cases these additions are more valuable than the original matter. For homiletical purposes these volumes are so many hills of gold, but, alas, there is dross also, for Baptismal Regeneration and other grave errors occur.

John Cereghin, Pastor - Braune, Karl, Philippians in Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, n.d. (first American edition 1870), 76 pages. A conservative Lutheran exposition. He has thorough comments based on the Greek text, argues for the unity of the book and its Pauline authorship (5), describes the subjective mediation of Christ (17). On 2:5-11 he teaches the pre-existence of Christ (32) and His deity (33); he denies that He emptied Himself of His deity (35).

Lange Commentary
Introduction - Paul in Rome
Order of the Epistles of Captivity
The Church of Philippi
Character and Contents of the Epistle
Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary

John Cereghin - The most thorough and helpful commentary on the Greek text. He discusses every grammatical and interpretative problem in the book and has extended notes on special subjects (see on "bishop" and "presbyter" 95-99). He defends the pre-existence and deity of Christ, holding that He emptied Himself "not of His divine nature, for this was impossible, but of the glories, the prerogatives, of Deity. This He did by taking upon Him the form of a servant" (112). There are also extended dissertations of "The Christian Ministry" and "St. Paul and Seneca."

J B Lightfoot

Philippians 1 Commentary

Philippians 2 Commentary

Philippians 3 Commentary

Philippians 4 Commentary

Henry Mahan

Thru the Bible - all are Mp3's - Commentary on Philippians on 1 zip file

Note: Links below are to shorter, individual Mp3's…

Philippians Commentary (all chapters on one page)

Philippians 1 Commentary

Philippians 2 Commentary

Philippians 3 Commentary

Philippians 4 Commentary

J Vernon McGee

Thru the Bible Commentary

Philippians Introduction

Philippians 1 Commentary

Philippians 2 Commentary

Philippians 3 Commentary

Philippians 4 Commentary

F B Meyer

Through the Bible Commentary

Philippians 1 Commentary

Philippians 2 Commentary

Philippians 3 Commentary

Philippians 4 Commentary

No doubt wonderfully learned, but we cannot get on with it. Quotations from heretics we have happily never heard of before are of no great use to simple believers like ourselves. - John Cereghin, Pastor

H A W Meyer

Philippians 1 Commentary

Philippians 2 Commentary

Philippians 3 Commentary

Philippians 4 Commentary

G Campbell Morgan

(Brief overview)

Introduction - Over 30 pages
Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary

A warmly devotional, yet scholarship exposition. He has a paraphrase of all the epistle and most helpful explanations. He also has helpful comments on the names of Christ used in Philippians (255-260). - John Cereghin, Pastor

H C G Moule
Introduction
Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary
Henry Newland (1860)
Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary
Robert Neighbour
Living Water Commentary
Introduction to the Church Pulpit Commentary
Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary
James Nisbet
Philippians - Family Readings (1873) William Niven
Philippians - Discourses (1896) Frederick A Noble
Commentary on the epistle to the Philippians (1890) J B Gough Pidge
Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary
Peter Pett
Introduction
Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary
Alfred Plummer (1919)
Introduction
Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary
Matthew Poole
Introduction
Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 1 Homilies - multiple
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 2 Homilies - multiple
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 3 Homilies - multiple
Philippians 4 Commentary
Philippians 4 Homilies - multiple
Preacher's Homiletical Commentary
Introduction
Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 1 Homilies - multiple - scroll down page
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 2 Homilies - multiple - scroll down page
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 3 Homilies - multiple - scroll down page
Philippians 4 Commentary
Philippians 4 Homilies - multiple - scroll down page
Pulpit Commentary
Philippians 1:1-2 Commentary
Philippians 1:3-11 Commentary
Philippians 1:12-20 Commentary
Philippians 1:21-30 Commentary
Philippians 2:1-11 Commentary
Philippians 2:12-18 Commentary
Philippians 2:19-30 Commentary
Philippians 3:1-14 Commentary
Philippians 3:15-21 Commentary
Philippians 4:1-9 Commentary
Philippians 4:10-23 Commentary

Rosscup - Though he discusses Philippians in his Word Pictures, Robertson here devotes an entire detailed book on the epistle. He is rich in word studies and in the explanation of the text.

John Cereghin, Pastor - Expository messages based on the Greek text of Philippians. They are warm-hearted and genuinely helpful. He gives the exact vocabulary meaning of words, as well as the interpretation of passages. On Phil 2:1-11 he affirms the full humanity and deity of Christ (130). His exaltation is "the taking up of the humanity of Jesus into His deity with new glory" (140).

A T Robertson (1917)

Philippians Commentary (150 pages) - published 2005

Johnny Sanders

Philippians 1 Commentary

Philippians 2 Commentary

Philippians 3 Commentary

Philippians 4 Commentary

Phillip Schaff

Philippians 1 Commentary

Philippians 2 Commentary

Philippians 3 Commentary

Philippians 4 Commentary

Sermon Bible

   

Philippians 1 Commentary

Philippians 2 Commentary

Philippians 3 Commentary

Philippians 4 Commentary

Chuck Smith

The Epistle to the Philippians

Hamilton Smith

Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary

Spurgeon: Speaker's in general "contains much which tends to illustrate the text; but if you had it you would not turn to it for spiritual food, or for fruitful suggestion, or if you did so, you would be disappointed. The object of the work is to help the general reader to know what the Scriptures really say and mean, and to remove some of the difficulties. It keeps to its design and in a measure accomplishes it."

Speaker's Commentary

Philippians Introduction

Philippians 1 Commentary

Philippians 2 Commentary

Philippians 3 Commentary

Philippians 4 Commentary

Joseph Sutcliffe

Expository Discourses on the Epistle to the Philippians (1855) Thomas Toller

Philippians 1 Commentary

Philippians 2 Commentary

Philippians 3 Commentary

Philippians 4 Commentary

Spurgeon - Trapp will be most valuable to men of discernment, to thoughtful men, to men who only want a start in a line of thought, and are then able to run alone. Trapp excels in witty stories on the one hand, and learned allusions on the other. You will not thoroughly enjoy him unless you can turn to the original, and yet a mere dunce at classics will prize him. His writings remind me of himself: he was a pastor, hence his holy practical remarks; he was the head of a public school, and everywhere we see his profound scholarship; he was for some time amid the guns and drums of a parliamentary garrison, and he gossips and tells queer anecdotes like a man used to soldier-life; yet withal, he comments as if he had been nothing else but a commentator all his days. Some of his remarks are far-fetched, and like the far fetched rarities of Solomon’s Tarshish, there is much gold and silver, but there are also apes and peacocks. His criticisms would some of them be the cause of amusement in these days of greater scholarship; but for all that, he who shall excel Trapp had need rise very early in the morning. Trapp is my especial companion and treasure; I can read him when I am too weary for anything else. Trapp is salt, pepper, mustard, vinegar, and all the other condiments. Put him on the table when you study, and when you have your dish ready, use him by way of spicing the whole thing. Yes, gentlemen, read Trapp certainly, and if you catch the infection of his consecrated humor, so much the better for your hearers.  (Lectures to My Students: Volume 4: Commenting on Commentaries)

John Trapp

Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Philippians Commentary

Allan Turner

St. Paul's Epistle to the Philippians - commentary (1885)
St. Paul's Epistle to the Philippians - Lectures (1862)

Spurgeon: Deservedly esteemed. Dr. Vaughan gives a literal translation of his text from the original Greek, and then expounds it, believing it, as he says, “to be the duty of every Christian teacher to assist his congregation in drinking not of the stream only, but at the spring of revealed truth.”

C J Vaughn
The Epistle to the Philippians (1919) Thomas Walker
Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary
Daniel Whedon
Philippians Introduction
Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary
Marvin Vincent

Devotionals from Rick Warren
Philippians 1:3 The More Grateful You Are, the Happier You Are
Philippians 1:3 Remember the Best, Forget the Rest
Philippians 1:3 The More Grateful You Are, the Happier You Are
Philippians 1:4 Pray For Others
Philippians 1:5 Selective Memory: Focus on the Good Times
Philippians 1:6 The Power to Keep Going
Philippians 1:6 God Finishes What He Starts
Philippians 1:6 No Shortcuts To Christian Maturity 
Philippians 1:6 Joy is a Choice
Philippians 1:6 God Is Not finished With Us
Philippians 1:6 Personalize God’s Word to Change Your Life  
Philippians 1:6 Spiritual Growth, Like Physical Growth, Takes Time
Philippians 1:7 Love People From the Heart 
Philippians 1:7 How to Love the Unlovable
Philippians 1:9-11 Positive Prayer Makes Strong Relationships
Philippians 1:9-11 Pray For Others
Philippians 1:12 Happiness Habit: See God’s Bigger Picture
Philippians 1:18 You Don’t Need Someone’s Approval To Be Happy
Philippians 1:18b-19  It’s Your Choice To Rejoice   
Philippians 1:21 For Happiness, Give Your Life Away
Philippians 1:22-25 Happiness Habit: Focus on Your Purpose, Not the Problem
Philippians 1:27 Go on Mission Together 
Philippians 2:2 You Serve God By Serving Other People
Philippians 2:3 Don’t Let Pride Be Your Guide
Philippians 2:3 Pride Destroys, Humility Builds Up
Philippians 2:4 The Unselfish Marriage
Philippians 2:4 Friends Show Up  
Philippians 2:4 Give the Gift of Your Attention
Philippians 2:4 Community Is God's Answer To Defeat
Philippians 2:4 Forget Yourself, and Look to the Needs of Others
Philippians 2:4 Connect By Being Considerate
Philippians 2:4-5 Happiness Habit: Become More Like Jesus By Giving
Philippians 2:4-5 For Conflict Resolution, Switch Your Focus
Philippians 2:4-5 Conflict Resolution: Put The Other Person First
Philippians 2:6-7 Everybody Surrenders To Something
Philippians 2:6-8 Happiness Comes from Harmony and Humility
Philippians 2:13 Ten Ways We Rely on God’s Grace
Philippians 2:13 God Is on Your Side
Philippians 2:13 God's Spirit Is Working In You 
Philippians 2:13 Christ-Likeness Is Produced Through The Holy Spirit
Philippians 2:13 Allow Christ to Live Through You
Philippians 2:14-16 Happiness Habit: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
Philippians 2:16 Happiness Habit: Get a Good Grip on God’s Word
Philippians 3:7 Happiness Habit: Giving Reveals Your Heart
Philippians 3:8 Happiness Habit: Know What Counts and What Doesn’t Count
Philippians 3:8 You Can Be As Close to God As You Choose to Be
Philippians 3:9 Happiness Habit: Relax in God’s Grace
Philippians 3:9 Happy People Relax in God’s Grace
Philippians 3:12-13 Happy People Never Stop Growing
Philippians 3:13-14 Forget The Past And Focus On Your Goals Instead
Philippians 3:13-14 Happiness Habit: Let It Go
Philippians 3:13-14 Happiness Requires Letting Go
Philippians 3:13-14 How to Set a FAITH Goal
Philippians 3:15-16 Make A Not-To-Do List
Philippians 3:15-16 Create Not-To-Do List Based On Your Purpose
Philippians 4:4 When Times Are Tough, Thank God
Philippians 4:4 Be Thankful Even In These Tough Times
Philippians 4:4 Be Thankful Even in Tough Times
Philippians 4:6 In All Things, Be Joyful
Philippians 4:6 Choose Faith And Ask for Help
Philippians 4:6 Happiness Habit: Your Faith Grows With Your Generosity
Philippians 4:6 Stress Management: Don’t Worry!
Philippians 4:6, 19, Matthew 6:11 When You Pray, Give Your Worries To God
Philippians 4:6-7 Happiness Habit: The Power of Grateful Prayers
Philippians 4:6-7 God’s Voice Will Bring Peace
Philippians 4:6-7 What Are You Worried About?
Philippians 4:6-7 Grateful Prayer Brings Peace
Philippians 4:6-7 Obedience Without Anxiety 
Philippians 4:6-7 Trust In God’s Loving Care  
Philippians 4:6-7 The Power of Grateful Prayers
Philippians 4:6, 8 Trust One Day At A Time
Philippians 4:7 Christmas Brings The Peace Of God
Philippians 4:7 Happiness Habit: Investments in Eternity 
Philippians 4:7 How To Recognize God’s Voice – The Seventh Test
Philippians 4:8 Stress Management Starts in the Mind
Philippians 4:8 Happiness Habit: Be Generous
Philippians 4:8 Defeat Bad Thoughts By Thinking Of Something Better
Philippians 4:11-13 Accept What Cannot Be Changed
Philippians 4:12-13 Surrender Your Dream to Jesus
Philippians 4:13 Confidence: Be Confident In God
Philippians 4:13 God Is Stronger Than We Think 
Philippians 4:13 Trust: Responding To The Holy Spirit
Philippians 4:13 To Get God’s Power, Give Him Your Trust
Philippians 4:13 (Isaiah 40:29) How to Get God’s Power in Your Life
Philippians 4:13 God Calls Us To Leave The Garage 
Philippians 4:13 God Says You're Capable
Philippians 4:19 Trust Your Finances To God's Provision
Philippians 4:19 Your Choice: Panic or Pray
Philippians 4:19 God's Financial Provision - Ask Him For Help
Philippians 4:19 How God Uses Your Job To Provide For You 
Philippians 4:19 Don’t Worry. Trust God!
Philippians 4:19 God’s Financial Provision: Ask Him For Help
Philippians 4:19 God Provides on the Way to the Miracle

Rick Warren
Devotionals

Philippians Commentary - Sacrifices of Joy
Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary

John Cereghin, Pastor - Devotional meditations on Philippians by a missionary. He gives the theme verse of the book (Phil 1:21, pp. 9ff.); stresses the recognizing, not appointment, of elders (24ff.); gives many illustrations from Chinese missions; distinguishes between Greek words; shows 7 steps down in Christ's humiliation and 7 up in exaltation (137, 43); provides insight from the papyri (150f.); holds that "work out" means "cultivate" (154f.); teaches the Pre-tribulation Rapture (246f.; 296); warns about the ease with which misunderstandings arise between believers (283f.)

G C Willis

Philippians Commentary - Verse by Verse Comments - recommended resource

Kenneth Wuest

Philippians 1

Philippians 1 Notes - - select Philippians in Filter Joe Guglielmo
Philippians 1:3 Devotional J R Miller
Philippians 1:3-6 Work of Redemption - - select Philippians in Filter Joe Guglielmo
Philippians 1:1-11 The Trees of Righteousness Blossoming and Bringing Forth Fruit Thomas Watson
Philippians 1:3 The More Grateful You Are, the Happier You Are
Philippians 1:3 Remember the Best, Forget the Rest
Philippians 1:3 The More Grateful You Are, the Happier You Are
Philippians 1:4 Pray For Others
Philippians 1:5 Selective Memory: Focus on the Good Times
Philippians 1:6 The Power to Keep Going
Philippians 1:6 God Finishes What He Starts
Philippians 1:6 No Shortcuts To Christian Maturity 
Philippians 1:6 Joy is a Choice
Philippians 1:6 God Is Not finished With Us
Philippians 1:6 Personalize God’s Word to Change Your Life
Philippians 1:7 Love People From the Heart
Philippians 1:9-11 Positive Prayer Makes Strong Relationships
Philippians 1:9-11 Pray For Others
Rick Warren
Philippians 1:8 The Heart of Flesh - 45th Week John Kitto
Philippians 1:11 Devotional Octavius Winslow
Philippians 1:9-11 Prayer for Discerning Love A W Pink
Philippians 1:12 Insignificance Into Influence (Ro 8:28) Robert Morgan
Philippians 1:12 Happiness Habit: See God’s Bigger Picture Rick Warren
Philippians 1:18 You Don’t Need Someone’s Approval To Be Happy Rick Warren
Philippians 1:18b-19 It’s Your Choice To Rejoice Rick Warren
Philippians 1:21 He and He Alone D Martyn Lloyd Jones
Philippians 1:20-21 Response to Suffering Alan Redpath
Philippians 1:21 For Happiness, Give Your Life Away Rick Warren
Philippians 1:21 For Me to Live is Christ C H Spurgeon
Philippians 1:21 Paul's Ruling Passio James Hastings
Philippians 1:21 Devotional J R Miller
Philippians 1:21 Devotional Octavius Winslow
Philippians 1:21 The Death of the Righteous Thomas Watson
Philippians 1:22-25 Happiness Habit: Focus on Your Purpose, Not the Problem Rick Warren
Philippians 1:23 The Saint's Desire to be with Christ Thomas Watson
Philippians 1:20-21 Homesick for Heaven H C G Moule
Philippians 1:27 Go on Mission Together Rick Warren
Philippians 1:29 Devotional Octavius Winslow

Philippians 2

Philippians 2 Notes - select Philippians in Filters Joe Guglielmo
Philippians 2:1-18 Implications of the Incarnation
Philippians 2:5-18 Personal Implications of the Incarnation
Bob Deffinbaugh
Philippians 2:3 Strife and Vain Glory J H Jowett
Philippians 2:3 Don’t Let Pride Be Your Guide
Philippians 2:3 Pride Destroys, Humility Builds Up
Philippians 2:4 The Unselfish Marriage
Philippians 2:4 Friends Show Up
Philippians 2:4 Community Is God's Answer To Defeat
Philippians 2:4 Forget Yourself, and Look to the Needs of Others
Philippians 2:4 Connect By Being Considerate
Philippians 2:4-5 Happiness Habit: Become More Like Jesus By Giving
Philippians 2:4-5 For Conflict Resolution, Switch Your Focus
Philippians 2:4-5 Conflict Resolution: Put The Other Person First
Rick Warren
Philippians 2 - Humility Kenneth Boa
Philippians 2:5-11 The Humiliation of the Son of God John Walvoord
Philippians 2:5-11 The incarnation of Christ Tracie Wallace
Philippians 2:5 The Life of the Christian - Its Consciousness G Campbell Morgan
Philippians 2:5 The Attitude of Christ Wil Pounds
Philippians 2:5-8 The Humiliation and Condescension of Christ John Owen
Philippians 2:5-11 Hymn or Exalted Pauline Prose? Gordon Fee
Philippians 2:5-11 Get an Attitude Gene Brooks
Philippians 2:5-11Threefold Righteousness Martin Luther
Philippians 2:5-11 He Humbled Himself - - select Philippians in Filter! Joe Guglielmo
Philippians 2:5-8 Becoming Nothing Paul Taylor
Philippians 2:5-8:Doctrine of Kenosis Alva McClain
Philippians 2:5-8: The Empty God Charles T. Buntin
Philippians 2:5-8: The humiliation and condescension of Christ John Owen
Philippians 2:6-8 Happiness Comes from Harmony and Humility Rick Warren
Philippians 2:8: Of Christ’s Humiliation in his Life
Philippians 2:8: Of the Necessity of Christ's Humiliation
John Flavel
Philippians 2:6 Devotional Octavius Winslow
Philippians 2:12-13 Work Out Your Own Salvatio James Hastings
Philippians 2:12-13 Working Out Our Own Salvation D Martyn Lloyd Jones
Philippians 2:12-18 Work out Your Salvation Wil Pounds
Philippians 2:12-16 The Life of the Christian - Its Value G Campbell Morgan
Philippians 2:12-13 On Working Out Our Own Salvation
Philippians 2:12-13 On Working Out Our Own Salvation
John Wesley
Philippians 2:12-13 The One Thing Necessary Thomas Watson
Philippians 2:12-13 We're Made to Bring God Pleasure Robert Morgan
Philippians 2:13 Ten Ways We Rely on God’s Grace
Philippians 2:13 God Is on Your Side
Philippians 2:13 God's Spirit Is Working In You
Philippians 2:14-16 Happiness Habit: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
Philippians 2:16 Happiness Habit: Get a Good Grip on God’s Word
Rick Warren
Philippians 2:15 A chameleon kind of religion John Angell James
Philippians 2:15 Holiness: A Present Possibility G. Campbell Morgan
Philippians 2:19-30 Timothy and Epaphroditus: Two Examples of Humility and Unity Greg Herrick
Philippians 2:19 Devotional J R Miller
Philippians 2:25-30 The Fellowship of Friends John Stevenson

Philippians 3

Philippians 3 - Paul, A Disciple to Imitate Bob Deffinbaugh
Philippians 3 Notes - select Philippians in Filter Joe Guglielmo
Philippians 3:1 Religious Joys Joseph Parker
Philippians 3:7-9 The Excellent Exchange
Philippians 3:10-11 The Power of His Resurrectio
James Hastings
Philippians 3:13 Devotional
Philippians 3:14 Devotional
J R Miller
Philippians 3:8 Devotional Octavius Winslow
Philippians 3:7 Happiness Habit: Giving Reveals Your Heart
Philippians 3:8 Happiness Habit: Know What Counts and What Doesn’t Count
Philippians 3:8 You Can Be As Close to God As You Choose to Be
Philippians 3:9 Happiness Habit: Relax in God’s Grace
Philippians 3:9 Happy People Relax in God’s Grace
Philippians 3:10 Happiness Habit: Get to Know God Better
Philippians 3:12 While You’re Working on Your Goals, God Is Working on You
Rick Warren
Philippians 3:8 Imputed Righteousness John MacDuff
Philippians 3:8, 9 Righteousness George MacDonald
Philippians 3:10 Power of Christ's Resurrection George Whitefield
Philippians 3:10 Discourse 12 John Owen
Philippians 3:12 Devotional Octavius Winslow
Philippians 3:12 Christian Perfection John Wesley
Philippians 3:12-14 Go Forward! J R Miller
Philippians 3:12-14 Don't Look Back! - - select Philippians in Filter Joe Guglielmo
Philippians 3:12-13 Happy People Never Stop Growing
Philippians 3:13-14 Forget The Past And Focus On Your Goals Instead
Philippians 3:13-14 Happiness Habit: Let It Go
Philippians 3:13-14 Happiness Requires Letting Go
Philippians 3:13-14 How to Set a FAITH Goal
Philippians 3:15-16 Make A Not-To-Do List
Philippians 3:15-16 Create Not-To-Do List Based On Your Purpose
Rick Warren
Philippians 3:13-14 The Chief End of Life
Philippians 3:13 One Thing I Do!
John Angell James
Philippians 3:13-14 Pressing On
Philippians 3:20-21 Citizenship in Heave
James Hastings
Philippians 3:20 Looking for Jesus James Smith
Philippians 3:17-21 Enemies of the Cross Martin Luther
Philippians 3:17: Character of Paul Jonathan Edwards
Philippians 3:20 Devotional Octavius Winslow

Philippians 4

Philippians 4:1-13 Cheerful Counsel for Christians J R Miller
Philippians 4 Notes - - select Philippians in Filter Joe Guglielmo
Philippians 4:4 Christian Joy
Philippians 4:6 The Antidote for Anxiety
James Hastings
Philippians 4:4 Rejoice and again I say Rejoice! Wil Pounds
Philippians 4:4 Christian Joy John Broadus
Christian Contentment
Christian Contentment - More in depth discussion
Bruce Hurt
Philippians 4:4 When Times Are Tough, Thank God
Philippians 4:4 Be Thankful Even In These Tough Times
Philippians 4:4 Be Thankful Even in Tough Times
Rick Warren
Philippians 4:4 Joy of the Lord J R Miller
Philippians 4:4 Joy a Duty - Sermon Notes C H Spurgeon
Philippians 4:5 A Gentle Heart J R Miller
Philippians 4:6 Devotional J R Miller
Philippians 4:6 Devotional Octavius Winslow
Philippians 4:6 In All Things, Be Joyful
Philippians 4:6 Choose Faith And Ask for Help
Philippians 4:6 Happiness Habit: Your Faith Grows With Your Generosity
Philippians 4:6 Stress Management: Don’t Worry!
Philippians 4:6, 19, Matthew 6:11 When You Pray, Give Your Worries To God
Philippians 4:6-7 Happiness Habit: The Power of Grateful Prayers
Philippians 4:6-7 God’s Voice Will Bring Peace
Philippians 4:6-7 What Are You Worried About?
Philippians 4:6-7 Grateful Prayer Brings Peace
Philippians 4:6-7 Obedience Without Anxiety
Philippians 4:6, 8 Trust One Day At A Time
Philippians 4:7 Christmas Brings The Peace Of God
Philippians 4:7 Happiness Habit: Investments in Eternity
Rick Warren
Philippians 4:6-7 The Answer to Anxiety F B Meyer
Philippians 4:6-7 Persevering Prayer James MacDuff
Philippians 4:6-7 On casting our care on God James Meikle
Philippians 4:8 Blemishes in Christian character John Newton
Philippians 4:8 Stress Management Starts in the Mind
Philippians 4:8 Defeat Bad Thoughts By Thinking Of Something Better
Rick Warren
Philippians 4:7 Garrisoned in Christ
Philippians 4:7 The Sentinel of the Heart
Philippians 4:8 The Government of our Thoughts
Philippians 4:8 Six Sisters
F B Meyer
Philippians 4:10-13 All Things are Possible to Him that Believes
Philippians 4:10-13 Three Conditions for the Grace of Contentment
Philippians 4:14-20 Filling and Being Filled
Philippians 4:21-23 Closing Salutations
F B Meyer
Philippians 4:11 Be Content Whatever The Circumstances Rick Warren
Philippians 4:11 Comfort for Christians A W Pink
Philippians 4:11 Art of Divine Contentment: An Exposition of Philippians 4:11 - This is essentially an entire Book on this one verse! Thomas Watson
Philippians 4:11-13 Vital Godliness: A Treatise on Experimental and Practical Piety - CONTENTMENT William S Plumer
Philippians 4:11-13 The Christian in Adversity John Angell James
Philippians 4:11-13 Taking Cheerful Views J R Miller
Philippians 4:11-13 Accept What Cannot Be Changed
Philippians 4:12-13 Surrender Your Dream to Jesus
Philippians 4:13 Confidence: Be Confident In God
Philippians 4:13 God Is Stronger Than We Think
Philippians 4:13 To Get God’s Power, Give Him Your Trust
Philippians 4:13 (Isaiah 40:29) How to Get God’s Power in Your Life
Philippians 4:13 God Calls Us To Leave The Garage
Rick Warren
Philippians 4:11-20 The Content Life - - select Philippians in Filter
Philippians 4:12 On Being Contented
Joe Guglielmo
Philippians 4:8 Happiness Habit: Be Generous
Philippians 4:19 Trust Your Finances To God's Provision
Philippians 4:19 Your Choice: Panic or Pray
Philippians 4:19 God's Financial Provision - Ask Him For Help
Philippians 4:19 How God Uses Your Job To Provide For You
Rick Warren
Philippians 4:19 All You Need Lehman Strauss
Philippians 4:21-23 Closing Salutations F B Meyer

H C G Moule
Philippian Studies
1900

A warmly devotional, yet scholarship exposition. He has a paraphrase of all the epistle and most helpful explanations. He also has helpful comments on the names of Christ used in Philippians (255-260). - John Cereghin, Pastor

Philippian Studies Preface and Introduction

Introductory

Philippians 1:1-11 The Intimacy of Human Hearts in Christ

Philippians 1:12-20 The Apostle's Position and Circumstances

Philippians 1:21-30 The Christian's Peace and the Christian's Consistency

Philippians 2:1-11 Unity in Self-Forgetfulness: The Example of the Lord

Philippians 2:12-18 The Lord's Power in the Disciple's Life

Philippians 2:19-30 Timotheus And Epaphroditus

Philippians 3:1-11 Joy in the Lord and its Preserving Power

Philippians 3:12-16 Christian Standing and Christian Progress

Philippians 3:17-21 The Blessed Hope and its Power

Philippians 4:1-9 Purity and Peace in the Present Lord

Philippians 4:10-23 The Collection for St Paul: The Farewell

Net Bible
Notes on Philippians

Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary

Our Daily Bread

Updated October 14, 2015

Additional Our Daily Bread devotionals at

Philippians 1 - Illustrations 1
Philippians 2 - Illustrations 2

Philippians 3 - Illustrations 3
Philippians 4 - Illustrations 4

Philippians 1:3: Able To Forget?

Philippians 1:6: End Of Construction

Philippians 1:6: Grandpa's Tree

Philippians 1:6: End of Construction

Philippians 1:6 Joy Stealers

Philippians 1:9-11 Ripple Effect

Philippians 1:1-11 Dreams Or Choices?

Philippians 1:1-11 Faultfinders Anonymous

Philippians 1:8-11 Beware of Open Doors

Philippians 1:12: When Trouble Strikes

Philippians 1:12: It's Contagious

Philippians 1:12: The Fallacy

Philippians 1:12: Finding Gain In Loss

Philippians 1:12-17 The Ring

Philippians 1:12-21 Paul's Heart

Philippians 1:12-18 Pressing On

Philippians 1:12-18 Occupational Hazard

Philippians 1:15 The Sign

Philippians 1:18: God's Amazing Patience

Philippians 1:18: What's Your Motive?

Philippians 1:18: Church Competition

Philippians 1:18: God's Amazing Patience

Philippians 1:19-30: An Expensive Gospel

Philippians 1:19-26: Eager For Heaven

Philippians 1:20: One Life Is Enough

Philippians 1:21 Expectations

Philippians 1:21 A Winner Either Way

Philippians 1:21 Better Yet

Philippians 1:21 What Keeps Us Going

Philippians 1:21: Delayed Departure

Philippians 1:21: Living in Retirement

Philippians 1:21: A Purpose that Sustains

Philippians 1:21: He's In Heaven

Philippians 1:21: To Die Is Gain

Philippians 1:21: A Ruling Passion

Philippians 1:21: Now And Later

Philippians 1:21:Joy In Living & Victory In Dying

Philippians 1:21: Foundational Praying

Philippians 1:21: A Winner Either Way

Philippians 1:21: Building A Life

Philippians 1:21: A New Location

Philippians 1:21,23: Pulled in Two Directions

Philippians 1:21-30 Longing For Home

Philippians 1:23: Stay or Go?

Philippians 1:23: Change of Address

Philippians 1:27: Withstanding the Storm

Philippians 1:27: Keep On Writing

Philippians 1:27 Silent Witness

Philippians 1:27: Loud Silence

Philippians 1:29: A Bumpy Road

Philippians 2:1-4, 12-16 Finding Our Way Home

Philippians 2:1-4 Dingo The Dog

Philippians 2:1-11 -- I, Me, Mine

Philippians 2:1-5 - Giving Up Our Mirrors

Philippians 2:1-11 -- Getting Along

Philippians 2:1-11 -- Under Siege

Philippians 2:2: Tug of War

Philippians 2:3: Running for Others

Philippians 2:3: Anger Management

Philippians 2:4: Love Speaks Loudest

Philippians 2:4: The Outward Look

Philippians 2:4:A Church That Cares

Philippians 2:4:Looking Out For Others

Philippians 2:4: Start With Me

Philippians 2:5: He Humbled Himself

Philippians 2:5: Christmas Spirit

Philippians 2:5-11: Sent Down

Philippians 2:5-11: Jesus: Unique In All The World

Philippians 2:5-11: Door Of Humility

Philippians 2:5-11: Royalty Recognized

Philippians 2:5-11: The Name

Philippians 2:5: The Servant of Servants

Philippians 2:5,7: The Power Of Service

Philippians 2:7: A Christmas Story

Philippians 2:7: An Audience Of One

Philippians 2:8: One Giant Leap For God

Philippians 2:9: What's In A Name?

Philippians 2:9: The Name

Philippians 2:9: That Name

Philippians 2:11: The One True God

Philippians 2:11: Our Savior And King

Philippians 2:12-13: Becoming Whole

Philippians 2:12-13: Energy Crisis

Philippians 2:12-18: Send The Light

Philippians 2:12-18: God Is At Work

Philippians 2:12: A Long Obedience

Philippians 2:13: Your Greatest Desire

Philippians 2:14: No Complaints

Philippians 2:14: No Gripping

Philippians 2:14: Complaining Or Praising?

Philippians 2:14:Thank You For Not Squawking

Philippians 2:14-15:Lights In the World

Philippians 2:14:An Impossible Challenge?

Philippians 2:14-15: Part of the Solution

Philippians 2:14-15: A Crooked Generation

Philippians 2:15: The Power Of Light

Philippians 2:15: Pilot Lights

Philippians 2:15: Shine!

Philippians 2:15: Finding Our Way Home

Philippians 2:15-16: Shine Where You Are

Philippians 2:15-16: Lights In The Darkness

Philippians 2:19 -30 Worthy Of Respect

Philippians 2:19: Encouraging People

Philippians 2:20: Who Cares?

Philippians 2:20: A Great Coach

Philippians 2:30: True Sacrifice

Philippians 2:30: Introductions

Philippians 3:1-11 Becoming What You Are

Philippians 3:1-11 Whom Will You Trust?

Philippians 3:1-11 Who Gets The Credit??

Philippians 3:1-13 Letting Go

Philippians 3:7-14 Champion Marksman

Philippians 3:7: China’s Billy Graham

Philippians 3:7: When All Is Lost

Philippians 3:7: What’s The Cost?

Philippians 3:8: I Have Everything

Philippians 3:8: Just Living?

Philippians 3:8: Religion Or Relationship?

Philippians 3:9: Captives in Churches

Philippians 3:10: The Highest Goal

Philippians 3:12: Room For Advancement

Philippians 3:12: "Hurry Sickness"

Philippians 3:12: Pressing on

Philippians 3:12: Pressing on

Philippians 3:12-13:Winning The Race

Philippians 3:12,14: Keep Pressing On

Philippians 3:14: Pressing on

Philippians 3:13: A Time to Forget

Philippians 3:13-14: What Is My Purpose?

Philippians 3:13-14: What We Do

Philippians 3:13-14: Seeing Or Remembering?

Philippians 3:13-14: Getting Focused

Philippians 3:13-14: Look Back or Ahead?

Philippians 3:13-14: Looking Ahead

Philippians 3:13-14: Cleaning Out The Files

Philippians 3:13-14: The Pudding Guy

Philippians 3:14: Keep The Prize In Mind

Philippians 3:14: Keep Reaching For The Top

Philippians 3:14: Trampling Temptation

Philippians 3:14,17: Past, Present, Future

Philippians 3:18-19: Contrasts

Philippians 3:20: Occupied With Heaven

Philippians 3:20: Waiting

Philippians 3:20: Change Of Address

Philippians 3:20-21: A New Edition

Philippians 3:20-21: Astonished Joy

Philippians 3:20-21: We Will Be Like Him!

Philippians 3:21: Frozen Heads

Philippians 4:1-9: Conflict Resolution

Philippians 4:1-9: The Worry Box

Philippians 4:2: Break the Cycle

Philippians 4:3: Unheralded Champions

Philippians 4:4: Rejoice No Matter What!

Philippians 4:4: Gratitude or Grumbling

Philippians 4:4: Arranging Your Mind

Philippians 4:4: Self-Pity Or Rejoicing?

Philippians 4:4-7: Is It Well?

Philippians 4:4-9: Cast Your Cares

Philippians 4:4-13: Pascal’s Prayer

Philippians 4:4-13: Assembly Required

Philippians 4:4-13: Get Your “Wanter” Fixed

Philippians 4:5: How Gentle Are You?

Philippians 4:6: God Incidents

Philippians 4:6: Prayer With Thanksgiving

Philippians 4:6: Have You Prayed?

Philippians 4:6: Forget Worry

Philippians 4:6: Keeping Away the Elephants

Philippians 4:6: Is It Time To Pray?

Philippians 4:6-7: Prescription For Anxiety

Philippians 4:6-9: Uncertain Times

Philippians 4:7: Down But Not Out

Philippians 4:7: Peaceful Anxiety

Philippians 4:7: War … Then Peace

Philippians 4:7: The Search For Peace

Philippians 4:7: How To Have Peace

Philippians 4:8: Gatekeepers

Philippians 4:8: Do You Talk To Yourself?

Philippians 4:8: Something To Think About

Philippians 4:8: Buds Of Beauty

Philippians 4:8: Think Together

Philippians 4:8: The Gift Of Thought

Philippians 4:8: What's The Connection?

Philippians 4:10-13: Job’s Principle

Philippians 4:10-13: What Is That to You?

Philippians 4:10-19: Fast Feet

Philippians 4:10-20: On The Fringe

Philippians 4:10-20: Be Content

Philippians 4:11: Enough

Philippians 4:11: Free To Choose

Philippians 4:11 The Greenest Grass

Philippians 4:11: Little Or Much

Philippians 4:11: Happiness Is …

Philippians 4:11: Be Coachable!

Philippians 4:11-12: A Good Surrender

Philippians 4:13: The Power Of Weakness

Philippians 4:13: Choose Your Color

Philippians 4:13: Always Available

Philippians 4:13: The Strength We Need

Philippians 4:18: A Note Of Thanks

Philippians 4:19: God's Checks Never Bounce

Philippians 4:19: The Little Things Too

Philippians 4:19: The Lord Will Provide

Philippians 4:19: Lunch Provided

Philippians 4:19: Blues-Chasers

Philippians 4:19: The Little Things Too

Philippians 4:19: The Ultimate Giver

Philippians 4:19: Absolute Needs

Gene Pensiero
Sermons on Philippians
Calvary Chapel Hanford

Philippians 1:1-11
Philippians 1:12-30
Philippians 2:1-11
Philippians 2:12-30
Philippians 3:1-16
Philippians 3:17-21
Philippians 4:1-9
Philippians 4:10-23

J C Philpot
Philippians Commentary
Selected Verses

Philippians 1
Philippians 2
Philippians 3
Philippians 4

John Piper
Sermons on Philippians

Philippians 1:1-8 God Finishes What He Starts

Philippians 1:9-11 The Excellence Which Love Approves

Philippians 1:12-30 Fearlessness As a Sign of Destruction…

Philippians 1:12–26 God Is Most Glorified in Us When We Are Most Satisfied in Him

Philippians 1:18-24 The Inner Essence of Worship (1997)

Philippians 1:18-24 The Inner Essence of Worship (2010)

Philippians 1:19-21 The Noble Army of the Martyrs Praise Thee

Philippians 1:19–21 The Surpassing Excellency of God in the Joy of His Suffering People (audio only)

Philippians 1:19-26 Piper's Candidating Sermon

Philippians 1:27-30 Striving for the Faith of the Gospel

Philippians 1:27–30 Suffering, Faith, and the Sign of Fearlessness

Philippians 2 The Mind of Christ: Looking Out for the Interests of Others

Philippians 2:9-11 And All the Earth Shall Own Him Lord

Philippians 2:12–13 I Act the Miracle

Philippians 2:14–16 Holding Fast the Word of Life

Philippians 3:1-14 Called to Suffer and Rejoice

Philippians 3:1–16 Treasuring Christ Together Because He Is More Valuable Than All Else

Philippians 3:2-16 Going Hard After the Holy God

Philippians 3:4–11 Preparing to Know Christ Deeply Through Suffering

Philippians 3:4-14 The Discontented Christian Life

Philippians 3:20–21 All Things Subject to the Risen Christ

Philippians 4:4–7 Let Your Requests Be Made Known to God

Ray Pritchard
Sermon Series on Philippians
Joyful Living

Philippians 1:1-8: Joyful Living in a Grumpy World

Philippians 1:6: Faithful to Finish His Work in You

Philippians 1:6: Can I Lose My Salvation?

Philippians 1:9-11 Don’t Settle for Second-Best

Philippians 1:9-11: How to Pray for Anyone About Anything

Philippians 1:19-26 The Life That Wins

Philippians 1:12-18: Keep Your Eye on the Donut and Not on the Hole

Philippians 1:19-26: The Life That Wins

Philippians 1:27-30: Joy in the Trenches

Philippians 2:1-4: Getting Along With Cantankerous Christians

Philippians 2:6-11: Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?

Philippians 2:9-11 The Incomparable Christ

Philippians 2:19-30: Making God's A-Team

Philippians 3:1-11: From Rubbish to Jesus

Philippians 3:12-21: Go for the Gold

Philippians 3:20-21: What Is Heaven Like?

Philippians 4:1-9: How to Have Joy All Year Long

Philippians 4:8: Think on These Things

Philippians 4:10-13: Will 1999 Be a Happy New Year?

Philippians 4:13 One Word You Shouldn't Say In 1993

Philippians 4:13-23: God’s Promise to You

Robert Rayburn
Sermons on Philippians

Acts 16:6-40 The People of Philippi

Philippians 1:1-11 Christian Affections

Philippians 1:12-18 Motives To Rejoice is a Choice

Philippians 1:18-26 O Happy Death!

Philippians 1:27-30 Living from Life

Philippians 2:1-4 Powerful Motivations

Philippians 2:1-11 Carmen Christi

Philippians 2:12-13 Working in Fear

Philippians 2:12-18 The Quest for the Stars

Philippians 2:19-30 Honoring Others

Philippians 3:1-11 Paul's Fixation

Philippians 3:1-16 Always Leaning Forward

Philippians 3:17-4:1 Looking East

Philippians 4:2-3 Being Like-Minded

Philippians 4:2-7 Joy

Philippians 4:2-7 At Peace

Philippians 4:2-9 Keeping the Heart

Philippians 4:10-14 Content in All Circumstances

Philippians 4:10-23 Credited to Your Account

A. T. Robertson
Word Pictures on Philippians
Greek Word Study

Philippians 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary

Don Robinson
Sermon Outlines/Notes on Philippians

Philippians 1:1-8 Keep Looking Up

Philippians 1:9-10 Majoring on the Minors

Philippians 1:12-18 It Goes With the Job!

Philippians 2:2; 3:15-16 The Church Covenant

Philippians 2:19-23 Faithful Mothers

Philippians 3:4-6 Centered Living

Philippians 3:12-14 A New Start

Philippians 3:10 Knowing Christ

Philippians 3:12-16 Plans for the Journey

Philippians 3:13-14 Refocus Our Focus

Philippians 3:13-14 Church Growth

Philippians 4:6 No Regret Living

Philippians 4:1-7 How's Your Heart?

Philippians 4:7-19 The Peace of God

Philippians 4:10-13 Contentment

Philippians 4:10-13 Choose Contentment Over Comparison

Philippians 4:11 What State Are You In?

Philippians 4:19 God's Purpose in Meeting Our Needs

Sermons and Homilies
on Philippians

Philippians 1:1 Sermons (click arrow to go to next verse)
Philippians 2:1 Sermons
Philippians 3:1 Sermons
Philippians 4:1 Sermons
 

Philippians 1 Homilies
Philippians 2 Homilies
Philippians 3 Homilies
Philippians 4 Homilies

Rob Salvato
Sermon Notes on Philippians
Calvary Chapel Vista

Philippians 1:1-8 The Good Work Of God

Philippians 1:9-11Grow In Love

Philippians 1:12-20 For Me To Live Is Christ

Philippians 1:21-30 My Master's Passion

Philippians 2:1-11 Having The Mind Of Christ

Philippians 2:12-16 Divine Energy In The Heart

Philippians 2:17-30 Communion

Philippians 3:1-6 Losing To Gain

Philippians 3:7-16 Pressing Toward The Mark

Philippians 3:17-4:23 The Presence Of The God Of Peace

Charles Simeon
Sermons on Philippians

NOTE: If you are not familiar with the great saint Charles Simeon see Dr John Piper's discussion of Simeon's life - you will want to read Simeon's sermons after meeting him! - click Brothers We Must Not Mind a Little Suffering (Mp3 even better)

Philippians 1:6 A Work of Grace

Philippians 1:8-11 Growth in Grace

Philippians 1:17 Decision of Character Recommended

Philippians 1:18 Preaching of Christ, A Ground of Joy

Philippians 1:20 Christ Magnified in our Body

Philippians 1:21-24 St Paul's Dilemma

Philippians 1:27 A Holy Conversation Recommended

Philippians 1:29 Suffering For Christ's Sake A Gift of God

Philippians 2:1,2 Unity Recommended

Philippians 2:3 Esteeming Others Above Ourselves

Philippians 2:5-8 Christ's Humiliation

Philippians 2:9-11 The Exaltation of Christ

Philippians 2:12, 13 God Assists the Diligent

Philippians 2:14-16 Practical Religion Enforced

Philippians 2:17, 18 Ministerial Zeal Depicted

Philippians 2:21 The Selfishness of Man

Philippians 3:3 The True Christian Delineated

Philippians 3:7,8 The Excellency of the Knowledge of Christ

Philippians 3:8,9 Christ Gain to the Believer

Philippians 3:10 The Power of Christ's Resurrection

Philippians 3:13-15 Holy Ambition Encouraged

Philippians 3:17, 20 Of Following Good Examples

Philippians 3:18, 19 A Warning to the Earthly-Minded

Philippians 4:1 Steadfastness in God

Philippians 4:5 Christian Moderation

Philippians 4:6,7 A Dissuasive from Carefulness

Philippians 4:8 The Extent of a Christian's Duty

Philippians 4:9 Paul an Example For Us

Philippians 4:11, 12 Contentment

Philippians 4:13 Extent and Source of the Christian's Power

Philippians 4:19 All Needful Supplies Through Christ

Chuck Smith
Sermon Notes on Philippians
Calvary Chapel

Commentaries -- Sermon Notes

Philippians 1

Philippians 1:21

Philippians 2

Philippians 2:8

Philippians 3

Philippians 3:7

Philippians 3:9

Philippians 3:14

Philippians 4

Philippians 4:6

Sermon Notes for Philippians 1

Sermon Notes for Philippians 1:21

Sermon Notes for Philippians 2

Sermon Notes for Philippians 2:8

Sermon Notes for Philippians 3

Sermon Notes for Philippians 3:7-14

Sermon Notes for Philippians 3:9

Sermon Notes for Philippians 3:14

Sermon Notes for Philippians 4

Sermon Notes for Philippians 4:6

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C. H. Spurgeon
All
of His Sermons
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PHILIPPIANS 1

Philippians 1:3-7 The Pastor's Joy and Confidence
Philippians 1:6 The Perseverance of the Saints
Philippians 1:18 Evangelical Congratulation (by W. Brock)
Philippians 1:19 The Minister's Plea
Philippians 1:21 Good Man's Life and Death
Philippians 1:23 Paul's Desire to Depart
Philippians 1:23 Forever with the Lord
Philippians 1:27 The Gospel's Power in a Christian's Life
Philippians 1:29 God's Motive and Ours

PHILIPPIANS 2

Philippians 2:1 Consolation in Christ
Philippians 2:8 Our Lord in the Valley of Humiliation
Philippians 2:9-11 Exaltation of Christ
Philippians 2:12 Your Own Salvation
Philippians 2:12, 13 Working Out What is Worked In
Philippians 2:14-16 Believers--Lights in the World

PHILIPPIANS 3

Philippians 3:7-9 A Business Like Account
Philippians 3:8 The Priceless Prize
Philippians 3:10 Do You Know Him?
Philippians 3:10 The Power of His Resurrection
Philippians 3:12 Paul Apprehended and Apprehending
Philippians 3:13,13 Onward!
Philippians 3:18,19 The Enemies of the Cross of Christ
Philippians 3:18-19 False Professors Solemnly Warned
Philippians 3:20-21 The Power of Christ Illustrated by the Resurrection
Philippians 3:20-21 Citizenship in Heaven
Philippians 3:20-21,4:1 Watchword for Today: Stand Fast

PHILIPPIANS 4

Philippians 4:4 Joy, a Duty
Philippians 4:4 Joy a Duty - Sermon Notes
Philippians 4:6,7 Prayer the Cure for Care
Philippians 4:6 Prayer Perfumed with Praise
Philippians 4:7 The Peace of God
Philippians 4:7 How to Keep the Heart
Philippians 4::11 Contentment
Philippians 4:13 All Sufficiency Magnified
Philippians 4:19 Filling the Empty Vessels
Philippians 4:19 A New Year's Wish

C. H. Spurgeon
Exposition of Philippians

Selected Expositions Compiled

Philippians 1 Exposition

Philippians 2 Exposition

Philippians 3 Exposition

Philippians 4 Exposition

C. H. Spurgeon
Devotionals
Morning and Evening
Faith's Checkbook

Philippians 1:21

Philippians 1:27

Philippians 2:8

Philippians 2:15

Philippians 3:8

Philippians 3:10

Philippians 3:21

Philippians 4:6-7

Philippians 4:9

Philippians 4:11

Philippians 4:12

Philippians 4:19

Ray Stedman
Commentary
Philippians

Note: Multiple Messages on each chapter

Philippians: Christ, Our Confidence and Our StrengtN -Overview of entire book

Philippians 1 Expositional Sermons

Philippians 2 Expositional Sermons

Philippians 3 Expositional Sermons

Philippians 4 Expositional Sermons

Philippians 3:1 Daily Devotions- Rejoice!

Philippians 3:1-7 Dangerous Confidence

Philippians 3:2 Daily Devotions- The Menace of External Religion

Philippians 3:3 Daily Devotions- True Spirituality

Philippians 3:4-7 Daily Devotions- Dangerous Confidence

Philippians 3:8 Daily Devotions- Adequate Living

Philippians 3:8-12 Adequate Living

Philippians 3:9-11 Daily Devotions- Knowing Him

Philippians 3:12-14 Daily Devotions- The Great Motive

Philippians 3:15-21 Daily Devotions- Another Alternative

Third Millennium
Commentary
Philippians

PHILIPPIANS 1

The Salutation - Philippians 1:1-2

Paul and Timothy - Philippians 1:1

Grace and peace - Philippians 1:2

Paul's Remembrance and Prayer - Philippians 1:3-11

Memories - Philippians 1:3-4

With joy - Philippians 1:4

Your partnership in the gospel - Philippians 1:5

He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion - Philippians 1:6

The Perseverance and Preservation of Believers: Can I Lose My Salvation?

To feel this way - Philippians 1:7

The affection of Christ Jesus - Philippians 1:8

Increase in love - Philippians 1:9-10

Filled with the fruit of righteousness - Philippians 1:11

Gospel Advancement: Through Paul - Philippians 1:12-26

The Unchained Gospel - Philippians 1:12-14

Imprisonment served to advance the Gospel - Philippians 1:12-13

Brothers - Philippians 1:14

The Preached Gospel - Philippians 1:15-18

I am in chains Gospel - Philippians 1:15-17

Christ is preached and because of this I rejoice - Philippians 1:18

The Unstoppable Gospel - Philippians 1:19-26

Spirit of Jesus Christ - Philippians 1:19

Christ will be exalted … whether by life or by death - Philippians 1:20

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain - Philippians 1:21-22

I am torn between the two - Philippians 1:23-26

Gospel Advancement: Through the Philippians - Philippians 1:27-2:30

A Call to Unity - Philippians 1:27-2:5

Citizens of the Kingdom - Philippians 1:27-30

Whatever happens … - Philippians 1:27

Without being frightened - Philippians 1:28

It has been granted … to suffer for him - Philippians 1:29

Since you are going through the same struggle - Philippians 1:30

PHILIPPIANS 2

Encouragement from being united with Christ - Philippians 2:1

Then make my joy complete - Philippians 2:2

Selfish ambition … vain conceit - Philippians 2:3-4

Attitude - Philippians 2:5

The Example of Christ: Humiliation and Exaltation - Philippians 2:6-11

Being in very nature God - Philippians 2:6

Made himself nothing - Philippians 2:7

And being found in appearance as a man - Philippians 2:8

Therefore God - Philippians 2:9

At the name of Jesus - Philippians 2:10

And every tongue confess - Philippians 2:11

A Call to Unity, Obedience, and Service - Philippians 2:12-18

Work out your salvation - Philippians 2:12

For it is God who works in you to will and to act - Philippians 2:13

Without complaining or arguing - Philippians 2:14

So that you may become - Philippians 2:15

As you hold out - Philippians 2:16

Even if I am being poured out - Philippians 2:17-18

Examples of Service - Philippians 2:19-30

Timothy - Philippians 2:19

Own interests - Philippians 2:20-21

As a son with his father - Philippians 2:22

As soon as I see how things go with me - Philippians 2:23

Confident in the Lord - Philippians 2:24

Epaphroditus - Philippians 2:25

Distressed - Philippians 2:26-28

Welcome him … honor men like him - Philippians 2:29-30

PHILIPPIANS 3

Call to Resist Error - Philippians 3:1-4:1

Resist the Legalists - Philippians 3:1-11

Rejoice in the Lord! - Philippians 3:1

Those dogs … mutilators of the flesh - Philippians 3:2

We who are the circumcision - Philippians 3:3

Paul's sevenfold pedigree - Philippians 3:4-6

Circumcised on the eighth day - Philippians 3:5

As for zeal, persecuting the church - Philippians 3:6

Whatever was to my profit - Philippians 3:7

Justification and Merit: Why Does God Count Me as Righteous?

Rubbish - Philippians 3:8

Justification, Sanctification, and Glorification - Philippians 3:-9-11

Not having a righteousness of my own - Philippians 3:9

I want to know Christ - Philippians 3:10

Attain to the resurrection - Philippians 3:11

Press Toward the Mark - Philippians 3:12-16

Not that I have already obtained - Philippians 3:12

The Goal - Philippians 3:13-14

All of us who are mature - Philippians 3:15-16

Resist Antinomianism - Philippians 3:17-4:1

Following my example - Philippians 3:17

The Opponents - Philippians 3:18-19

Even with tears - Philippians 3:18

Our citizenship is in heaven - Philippians 3:20

Power … to bring everything under his control - Philippians 3:21

PHILIPPIANS 4

Stand Firm - Philippians 4:1

Exhortations for the Church - Philippians 4:2-3

I plead … I plead - Philippians 4:2

Yokefellow - Philippians 4:3

Rejoice - Philippians 4:4

Gentleness - Philippians 4:5

Do not be anxious - Philippians 4:6

Peace of God … all understanding - Philippians 4:7

A life of pondering - Philippians 4:8

A life of practice - Philippians 4:9

Contentment and Partnership - Philippians 4:10-20

Contentment in Circumstances - Philippians 4:10-13

You had no opportunity - Philippians 4:10

I am in need - Philippians 4:11-12

I can do everything - Philippians 4:13

Partnership in Ministry - Philippians 4:14-20

Share… in my troubles - Philippians 4:14

In the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel - Philippians 4:15-16

Joy in acts of worship - Philippians 4:17-18

And my God will meet all your needs - Philippians 4:19-20

Closing - Philippians 4:21-23

All the saints in Christ Jesus - Philippians 4:21

All the saints send you greetings - Philippians 4:22

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ - Philippians 4:23

Today's Word - Commentary
Grant Richison
Exposition & Application
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Introduction

Philippians 1:1a

Philippians 1:1b

Philippians 1:1c

Philippians 1:2

Philippians 1:3

Philippians 1:4

Philippians 1:5

Philippians 1:6

Philippians 1:7a

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Philippians 1:9a

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Philippians 1:10

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Philippians 1:11

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Philippians 1:12

Philippians 1:12b

Philippians 1:12c

Philippians 1:13

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Philippians 1:15

Philippians 1:16a

Philippians 1:16b

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Philippians 1:20

Philippians 1:20b

Philippians 1:20c

Philippians 1:20d

Philippians 1:21

Philippians 1:22

Philippians 1:23

Philippians 1:24

Philippians 1:25

Philippians 1:26

Philippians 1:27

Philippians 1:27

Philippians 1:28

Philippians 1:29

Philippians 1:29

Philippians 1:30

Philippians 2:1
Philippians 2:1b
Philippians 2:1c
Philippians 2:1d
Philippians 2:2
Philippians 2:2b
Philippians 2:2c
Philippians 2:2d
Philippians 2:3a
Philippians 2:3b
Philippians 2:4
Philippians 2:5
Philippians 2:6
Philippians 2:6
Philippians 2:7
Philippians 2:7
Philippians 2:7b
Philippians 2:8
Philippians 2:8b
Philippians 2:9
Philippians 2:9b
Philippians 2:10
Philippians 2:11
Philippians 2:12
Philippians 2:12b
Philippians 2:13
Philippians 2:13b
Philippians 2:14
Philippians 2:15a
Philippians 2:15b
Philippians 2:15c
Philippians 2:15d
Philippians 2:15e
Philippians 2:16
Philippians 2:17,18
Philippians 2:19
Philippians 2:20
Philippians 2:21
Philippians 2:22
Philippians 2:23-24
Philippians 2:25
Philippians 2:25b
Philippians 2:25c
Philippians 2:25d
Philippians 2:25e
Philippians 2:25f
Philippians 2:26
Philippians 2:27a
Philippians 2:27b
Philippians 2:28
Philippians 2:29
Philippians 2:30

Philippians 3:1

Philippians 3:1b

Philippians 3:2

Philippians 3:2b

Philippians 3:3

Philippians 3:3b

Philippians 3:4

Philippians 3:5

Philippians 3:5b

Philippians 3:5c

Philippians 3:6

Philippians 3:6b

Philippians 3:7

Philippians 3:8

Philippians 3:8b

Philippians 3:8c

Philippians 3:9

Philippians 3:9b

Philippians 3:9c

Philippians 3:9d

Philippians 3:10

Philippians 3:10b

Philippians 3:10c

Philippians 3:10d

Philippians 3:11

Philippians 3:12

Philippians 3:12b

Philippians 3:13

Philippians 3:13b

Philippians 3:13c

Philippians 3:13d

Philippians 3:14

Philippians 3:14b

Philippians 3:15

Philippians 3:15b

Philippians 3:15c

Philippians 3:15d

Philippians 3:15e

Philippians 3:15f

Philippians 3:15g

Philippians 3:16

Philippians 3:16b

Philippians 3:17

Philippians 3:17b

Philippians 3:18

Philippians 3:19

Philippians 3:19b

Philippians 3:20

Philippians 3:20b

Philippians 3:21

Philippians 3:21b

Philippians 4:1

Philippians 4:1b

Philippians 4:2

Philippians 4:2b

Philippians 4:2c

Philippians 4:3

Philippians 4:3b

Philippians 4:04

Philippians 4:4b

Philippians 4:5

Philippians 4:5b

Philippians 4:05c

Philippians 4:6

Philippians 4:6b

Philippians 4:6c

Philippians 4:6d

Philippians 4:6e

Philippians 4:6f

Philippians 4:6g

Philippians 4:6h

Philippians 4:6i

Philippians 4:7

Philippians 4:7b

Philippians 4:8

Philippians 4:8b

Philippians 4:8c

Philippians 4:8d

Philippians 4:8e

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Philippians 4:8g

Philippians 4:8h

Philippians 4:8i

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Philippians 4:9

Philippians 4:9b

Philippians 4:10

Philippians 4:10b

Philippians 4:11

Philippians 4:11b

Philippians 4:12

Philippians 4:12b

Philippians 4:12c

Philippians 4:12d

Philippians 4:13

Philippians 4:13b

Philippians 4:14

Philippians 4:14b

Philippians 4:15

Philippians 4:15b

Philippians 4:16

Philippians 4:17

Philippians 4:18

Philippians 4:18b

Philippians 4:18c

Philippians 4:18d

Philippians 4:19

Philippians 4:19b

Philippians 4:20

Philippians 4:21-22

Bob Utley
Commentary on Philippians
Note: Amillennial

Introduction

Outline

Philippians 1 Commentary

Philippians 2 Commentary

Philippians 3 Commentary

Philippians 4 Commentary

Valley Bible Church
Sermons on Philippians

Philippians 1:1-2 The Servants

Philippians 1:1-2 The Saints

Philippians 1:1-2 The Overseers

Philippians 1:1-2 The Deacons

Philippians 1:3-8 Paul's Prayer of Thanksgiving - 1

Philippians 1:3-8 Paul's Prayer of Thanksgiving - 2

Philippians 1:3-8 Paul's Prayer of Thanksgiving - 3

Philippians 1:3-8 Paul's Prayer of Thanksgiving - 4

Philippians 1:9-11 Paul's Prayer for Abounding Love - 1

Philippians 1:9-11 Paul's Prayer for Abounding Love - 2

Philippians 1:9-11 Paul's Prayer for Abounding Love - 3

Philippians 1:12-26 Good Results From Bad Circumstances

Philippians 1:12-26 Good Results From Bad Circumstances- 2

Philippians 1:12-26 Good Results From Bad Circumstances -3

Philippians 1:12-26 Good Results From Bad Circumstances -4

Philippians 1:12-26 Good Results From Bad Circumstances -5

Philippians 1:12-26 Good Results From Bad Circumstances -6

Philippians 1:12-26 Good Results From Bad Circumstances -7

Philippians 1:12-26 Good Results From Bad Circumstances -8

Philippians 1:12-26 Good Results From Bad Circumstances -9

Philippians 1:12-26 Good Results From Bad Circumstances -10

Philippians 1:27-30 Conducting Ourselves in a Manner Worthy - 1

Philippians 1:27-30 Conducting Ourselves in a Manner Worthy - 2

Philippians 1:27-30 Conducting Ourselves in a Manner Worthy - 2

Philippians 2:1-4 Encouragement in Christ

Philippians 2:1-4 Consolation of love, fellowship of the Spirit

Philippians 2:1-4 Being of the same mind

Philippians 2:1-4 Maintaining the same love, united in spirit

Philippians 2:5-8 Christ did not grasp His riches too tightly

Philippians 2:5-8 Christ emptied Himself

Philippians 2:5-8 Christ was made in the likeness of men

Philippians 2:5-8 Christ was obedient to the point of death

Philippians 2:9-11 His resurrection, ascension and unveiling

Philippians 2:9-11 His ministry of intercession

Philippians 2:9-11 The name of the Lord in Christ’s exaltation

Philippians 2:9-11 The purpose of Christ’s exaltation

Philippians 2:12-13 We are responsible for the failings in our sanctification

Philippians 2:12-13 God is responsible for the success in our sanctification

Philippians 2:14-16 We must not grumble and dispute

Philippians 2:14-16 To function as a beacon of light to a faithless world

Philippians 2:14-16 What those who have labored in our lives might have glory

Philippians 2:17-18 Rejoicing in sacrificial service to others

Philippians 2:19-24 The character of Timothy

Philippians 2:19-24 The value of Timothy

Philippians 2:25-30 Why Epaphroditus was sent

Philippians 2:25-30 How Epaphroditus was to be received

Philippians 3:1-2 They corrupt the gospel

Philippians 3:1-2 They corrupt the new covenant

Philippians 3:3 The description of the true circumcision

Philippians 3:4-11 The list of his credentials

Philippians 3:4-11 His attitude toward his credentials

Philippians 3:4-11 The knowledge of Christ

Philippians 3:4-11 The righteousness of Christ

Philippians 3:4-11 The power of Christ

Philippians 3:4-11 The suffering of Christ

Philippians 3:4-11 The resurrection of Christ

Philippians 3:12-16 The need for dissatisfaction

Philippians 3:12-16 The need for direction

Philippians 3:12-16 The need for discipline

Philippians 3:17-21 They follow with others in a heavenly processional

Philippians 3:17-21 They are not enemies of the cross of Christ

Philippians 3:17-21 They eagerly wait for the return of Christ

Philippians 3:17-21 They stand firm

Philippians 4:2-3 Peace through assistance from others

Philippians 4:4 peace through positive rejoicing

Philippians 4:5 peace though perseverance

Philippians 4:6-7 The problem of anxiety

Philippians 4:6-7 The solution of prayer

Philippians 4:6-7 The promise of peace

Philippians 4:8 Peace through pondering good things

Philippians 4:9 Peace through practice

Paul received the gift with great joy

Philippians 4:10-20 The difficulty of contentment

Philippians 4:10-20 The secret of contentment

Philippians 4:10-20 The spiritual benefits of the gift

Philippians 4:10-20 The financial benefits of the gift

Philippians 4:21-23 Paul's Final words to the Philippians

Marvin Vincent
Greek Word Study
Philippians Commentary

Philippians Introduction

Philippians 1 Word Study

Philippians 2 Word Study

Philippians 3 Word Study

Philippians 4 Word Study

Marvin Vincent
Philippians Commentary
A Critical and Exegetical Commentary

Philippians Introduction

Philippians 1 Commentary

Philippians 2 Commentary

Philippians 3 Commentary

Philippians 4 Commentary

John Walvoord
To Live is Christ
Commentary on Philippians

Preface
Introduction
Philippians 1 Christ Shall Be Magnified
Philippians 2 At the Name of Jesus Every Knee Should Bow
Philippians 3 We Look for the Savior
Philippians 4 The God of Peace Shall Be With You

Kenneth Wuest
Commentary on Philippians
Excellent Word Studies (53 pages)

Philippians Commentary - Verse by Verse Comments

Steve Zeisler
Sermons on Philippians

Philippians 1:1-11: The Joy of Joining In

Philippians 1:12-26: Christ Proclaimed: Christ Exalted

Philippians 1:27-2:11: Let the Earth Receive Her King

Philippians 1:27-2:11: The Call to Courage & Humility

Philippians 2:12-30: Extraordinary People

Philippians 3:1-11: Beware of the Dogs!

Philippians 3:12-4:1: Straining Forward/Standing Firm

Philippians 4:2-9: The God of Peace Will Be With You

Philippians 4:10-23: Rags, Riches & Relationships

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