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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 (See notes Php 2:3-4; 5, 12; 13; 14-15)

 

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Philippians: Precept Ministries International 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
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Louisiana Precept

Lecture 1 Joy, No Matter What
Lecture 2 What Would You Do for the Furtherance of the Gospel?

Lecture 3 The Church- Sinners Made Saints

Lecture 4 Does God Have Your Ear?

Lecture 5 What Does It Mean...To Die is Gain?

Lecture 6 How Can I Tell if I'm Living for Christ?

Lecture 7 Why Suffering...How Do You Handle It?

Lecture 8 Stress That Comes From Pressure

Lecture 9 Stress, How Do You Handle It?

Lecture 10 How to be Blameless on the Day of Christ

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

Lecture 12 Where's Your Confidence...In Flesh or Spirit?

Lecture 13 Beware of Dogs, Deeds, Doctrine

Lecture 14 When I Run, I Feel His Pleasure

Lecture 15 How NOT to be Thrown by Worry

Lecture 16 Learn How to Handle Your Thoughts, Be Content

PHILIPPIANS COMMENTARY
VERSE BY VERSE
COMMENTARY

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Literal, conservative, millennial, evangelical perspective

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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
Index to Mt-Rev Chapter by Chapter

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 Commentary in Pdf

Philippians Commentary

Back to the Bible
Philippians Devotionals

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 2:4 Phillips Brooks

Philippians 2:4 Concern For Others
Philippians 2:5 Andrew Murray
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

Philippians 2:7 A Chance to Die by Elisabeth Elliot

Philippians 2:9 What a Name! by Dr. Warren Wiersbe
Philippians 2:12 John Ker
Philippians 2:13 J. Stuart Holden
Philippians 2:13 Henry Drummond

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 3:3 Evidence of Separation by Theodore Epp
Philippians 3:8 Counting the Cost by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

Philippians 3:8 Costly Glory by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

Philippians 3:7 Heart's Sacrifice 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 3:10 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 3:13-14 Regrets by Elisabeth Elliot

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 4:6 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 Cushion of the Sea - Streams in the Desert
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 4:8,9 The Renewed Mind by Theodore Epp
Philippians 4:10-13 Contentment, Not Complacency by Theodore Epp

Philippians 4:10-13 Adversity and Prosperity

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

Philippians 4:13 A Key to Future Victories by Theodore Epp

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

Philippians 4:13 Strength for the Journey by Woodrow Kroll

Philippians 4:13 The Key to the Treasury by Theodore Epp
Philippians 4:13 Dust and Destiny by Dr. Warren Wiersbe
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 From Rags to Riches by Dr. Woodrow Kroll
Philippians 4:19 Lift Your Eyes by Warren Wiersbe
Philippians 4:19 This Thing is From Me by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

Philippians 4:19 He Satisfies Our Soul from Streams in the Desert

William Barclay
Daily Study Bible
Commentary Notes on the New Testament

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)

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

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Philippians:4:1 -9

Philippians:4:10 -23

Johann (John) A Bengel
Philippians Commentary
Gnomon of the New Testament
Index to Mt-Rev Chapter by Chapter

C H Spurgeon wrote that Bengel's NT commentary "is the Scholar's delight! 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
Index to Mt-Rev Chapter by Chapter

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

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Over 350 pages of material!

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

Brian Bill
Sermons on Philippians
Edgewood Baptist Church

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 2:5 You Were Created to Become Like Christ
Philippians 2:6-11 The Name Above Every Name

Philippians:2:12-18 Shining Like Stars
Philippians:2:19-30 Finding Faithful Friends
Philippians 3:1-11 Losing to Gain
Philippians 3:12-4:1 Pressing On When the Pressures On
Philippians 4:2-3 Getting Along With Others
Philippians 4:4-9 To Rejoice is a Choice
Philippians 4:10-13 Wanting What You Already Have
Philippians 4:14-23 Giving to Please God

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
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."

Philippians - Introduction
Philippians 1 Commentary

Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary

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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

Philippians 2

Philippians 3

Philippians 4 

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
Frequent Illustrations
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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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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

Logos.com
Sermons on Philippians
Multiple sermons, outlines and illustrations - quality is variable. Be a Berean!

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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-7Thankful 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

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

 

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?"

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

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

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

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

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

A Further Note on Philippians 2:5 - Michael Hollis

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 (Phil. 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

A Child of His Time (Phil. 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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James Gray

Philippians Dictionary Discussion

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Philippians Introduction - Author, Background, Interpretative Challenges, Outline

John MacArthur
Philippians Introduction NIV Study Bible
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Philippians - Notes and Outlines J Vernon McGee
Philippians - Keys to the NT William Orr
Philippians - Through the Bible Book by Book Myer Pearlman
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The Theme and Structure of Philippians Robert Swift
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

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A Practical Study of Philippians - Q & A Format Don Anderson
David Barrick
Philippians - Sermons (Homilies) - Be a Berean! Chrysostom
Philippians Sermons - 40 - enter "all" and search Philippians W A Criswell
Philippians  sermons J Ligon Duncan

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Philippians 1:1-2 Leadership Development
Philippians 1:3-8 Expressing Appreciation
Philippians 1:9-18 The Pure Gospel
Philippians 1:18-26 Eternal Values
Philippians 1:27-30 Mutual Support
Philippians 2:1-8 Imitating Christ
Philippians 2:9-18 Exemplifying the Incarnation
Philippians 2:19-30 Christlike Examples
Philippians 3:1-9 Made (Declared) Righteous by Faith
Philippians 3:10-21 Progressive Sanctification
Philippians 4:1-9 Standing Firm
Philippians 4:10-17 Eternal Rewards

Gene Getz

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

Gospel Coalition

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-Great Texts
These are very in depth
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 Bryan MacPhail
Knowing Jesus, Knowing Joy- A Study Of Philippians - 18 studies Melanie Newton
Philippians Sermon Notes Rob Salvato
Third Millennium Philippians Sermons - mainly Mp3's Third Millennium
Philippians Sermons - 16 messages! 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 Chris Vogel

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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 A Bengel

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

Cambridge Greek

Philippians Commentary Vincent Cheung
Phil 1 Phil 2 Phil 3 Phil 4 Adam Clarke
Phil 1 Phil 2 Phil 3 Phil 4 Henry Cowles
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 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
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

Gleams from Paul's prison, or, Studies for the daily life in the Epistle to Philippians (1903)

Wayland Hoyt

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

H A Ironside

Phil 1 Phil 2 Phil 3 Phil 4

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.

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

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

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 Epistle to the Philippians

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

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.

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
J B Lightfoot

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

Henry Mahan

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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

H A W Meyer

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

A T Robertson (1917)

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

Sermon Bible

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 1 Commentary
Philippians 2 Commentary
Philippians 3 Commentary
Philippians 4 Commentary

Ray Stedman

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

John Trapp

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
Bio

Philippians 1

Philippians 1 Notes Joe Guglielmo
Philippians 1:3 Devotional J R Miller
Philippians 1:3-6 Work of Redemption Joe Guglielmo
Philippians 1:1-11 The Trees of Righteousness Blossoming and Bringing Forth Fruit Thomas Watson
Philippians 1:6 Believer's Perseverance Eternal Security in Jesus Wil Pounds
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 1:21 He and He Alone   D Martyn Lloyd Jones
Philippians 1:20-21 Response to Suffering Alan Redpath
Philippians 1:21 For Me to Live is Christ C H Spurgeon
Philippians 1:21 Paul's Ruling Passion (24 pages on this passage!) 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 1:23 The Saint's Desire to be with Christ Thomas Watson
Philippians 1:20-21 Homesick for Heaven H C G Moule
Philippians 1:29 Devotional Octavius Winslow
Philippians 1:1-30: Approving What is Excellent Bob Fromm

Philippians 2

Philippians 2 Notes 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 2:5 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! 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 2:8: 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 Working Out Our Own Salvation (19 pages) 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 2:15 A chameleon kind of religion John Angell James
Philippians 2:15 Holiness: A Present Possibility G. Campbell Morgan
Philippians 2:19 Devotional J R Miller
Philippians 2:25-30 The Fellowship of Friends John Stevenson

Philippians 3

Philippians 3 Notes Joe Guglielmo
Philippians 3:1 Religious Joys Joseph Parker
Philippians 3:1 Religious Joys Joseph Parker
Philippians 3:2-4:1 Pressing On Bob Fromm
Philippians 3:7-9 The Excellent Exchange (20 pages)
Philippians 3:10,11 The Power of His Resurrection (21 pages)
James Hastings
Philippians 3:13 Devotional
Philippians 3:14 Devotional
J R Miller
Philippians 3:8 Devotional Octavius Winslow
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! Joe Guglielmo
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 (14 pages)
Philippians 3:20-21 Citizenship in Heaven (25 pages)
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 Joe Guglielmo
Philippians 4:1-20: Maranatha! Bob Fromm

Philippians 4:4 Christian Joy (18 pages)
Philippians 4:6 The Antidote to Anxiety (21 pages)

James Hastings
Philippians 4:4 Rejoice and again I say Rejoice! Wil Pounds

Philippians 4:4 Christian Joy

John Broadus
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 4:6-7 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 4:7 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 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 4:11-20 The Content Life Joe Guglielmo
Philippians 4:12  On Being Contented Joe Guglielmo
Philippians 4:19 All You Need Lehman Strauss
Philippians 4:21-23 Closing Salutations F B Meyer
H C G Moule
Philippian Studies
1900

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

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Philippians 1
Philippians 2
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Our Daily Bread

Updated June, 2010
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Philippians 1 -  Illustrations 1
Philippians 2 -  Illustrations 2

Philippians 3 -  Illustrations 3
Philippians 4 -  Illustrations 4

Phil 1:3: Able To Forget?
Phil 1:6: End Of Construction
Phil 1:6: Grandpa's Tree
Phil 1:6: End of Construction
Phil 1:6 Joy Stealers
Phil 1:9-11 Ripple Effect
Phil 1:8-11 Beware of Open Doors
Phil 1:12: When Trouble Strikes
Phil 1:12: It's Contagious
Phil 1:12: The Fallacy
Phil 1:12: Finding Gain In Loss
Phil 1:12-17 The Ring

Phil 1:12-21 Paul's Heart
Phil 1:15 The Sign
Phil 1:18: God's Amazing Patience
Phil 1:18: What's Your Motive?
Phil 1:18: Church Competition
Phil 1:18: God's Amazing Patience
Phil 1:19-30: An Expensive Gospel
Phil 1:19-26: Eager For Heaven
Phil 1:20: One Life Is Enough
Phil 1:21 Expectations
Phil 1:21 A Winner Either Way
Phil 1:21 Better Yet
Phil 1:21 What Keeps Us Going
Phil 1:21: Delayed Departure
Phil 1:21: Living in Retirement
Phil 1:21: A Purpose that Sustains
Phil 1:21: He's In Heaven
Phil 1:21: To Die Is Gain
Phil 1:21: A Ruling Passion
Phil 1:21: Now And Later
Phil 1:21:Joy In Living & Victory In Dying
Phil 1:21: Foundational Praying
Phil 1:21: A Winner Either Way
Phil 1:21: Building A Life
Phil 1:21: A New Location
Phil 1:21,23: Pulled in Two Directions
Phil 1:23: Stay or Go?
Phil 1:23: Change of Address
Phil 1:27: Withstanding the Storm
Phil 1:27: Keep On Writing
Phil 1:27 Silent Witness
Phil 1:27: Loud Silence
Phil 1:29: A Bumpy Road

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

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

Phil 2:2: Tug of War

Phil 2:3: Running for Others
Phil 2:3: Anger Management

Phil 2:4: Love Speaks Loudest
Phil 2:4: The Outward Look

Phil 2:4:A Church That Cares

Phil 2:4:Looking Out For Others
Phil 2:5: He Humbled Himself
Phil 2:5: Christmas Spirit

Phil 2:5-11: Sent Down

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

Phil 2:5-11: Door Of Humility

Phil 2:5-11: Royalty Recognized

Phil 2:5-11: The Name
Phil 2:5: The Servant of Servants
Phil 2:5,7: The Power Of Service
Phil 2:7: A Christmas Story

Phil 2:7: An Audience Of One
Phil 2:8: One Giant Leap For God
Phil 2:9: What's In A Name?
Phil 2:9: The Name
Phil 2:11: The One True God
Phil 2:11: Our Savior And King

Phil 2:12-13: Becoming Whole

Phil 2:12-13: Energy Crisis
Phil 2:12-18: Send The Light

Phil 2:12-18: God Is At Work

Phil 2:12: A Long Obedience
Phil 2:13: Your Greatest Desire
Phil 2:14: No Complaints

Phil 2:14: No Gripping
Phil 2:14: Complaining Or Praising?
Phil 2:14:Thank You For Not Squawking
Phil 2:14-15:Lights In the World

Phil 2:14:An Impossible Challenge?
Phil 2:14-15: Part of the Solution

Phil 2:14-15: A Crooked Generation
Phil 2:15: The Power Of Light
Phil 2:15: Pilot Lights

Phil 2:15: Shine!
Phil 2:15: Finding Our Way Home
Phil 2:15-16: Shine Where You Are
Phil 2:15-16: Lights In The Darkness
Phil 2:19 -30 Worthy Of Respect

Phil 2:19: Encouraging People
Phil 2:20: Who Cares?

Phil 2:20: A Great Coach

Phil 2:30: True Sacrifice

Phil 2:30: Introductions
Phil 3:1-11 Becoming What You Are

Phil 3:1-11 Whom Will You Trust?

Phil 3:1-13 Letting Go

Phil 3:7-14 Champion Marksman

Phil 3:7: China’s Billy Graham

Phil 3:7: When All Is Lost

Phil 3:7: What’s The Cost?
Phil 3:8: I Have Everything
Phil 3:8: Just Living?
Phil 3:8: Religion Or Relationship?
Phil 3:9: Captives in Churches
Phil 3:10: The Highest Goal
Phil 3:12: Room For Advancement
Phil 3:12: "Hurry Sickness"
Phil 3:12: Pressing on

Phil 3:12-13:Winning The Race
Phil 3:12,14: Keep Pressing On
Phil 3:14: Pressing on
Phil 3:13: A Time to Forget
Phil 3:13-14: What Is My Purpose?
Phil 3:13-14: Seeing Or Remembering?
Phil 3:13-14: Look Back or Ahead?

Phil 3:13-14: Looking Ahead

Phil 3:13-14: Cleaning Out The Files

Phil 3:13-14: The Pudding Guy
Phil 3:14: Keep The Prize In Mind

Phil 3:14: Keep Reaching For The Top

Phil 3:14: Trampling Temptation
Phil 3:14,17: Past, Present, Future
Phil 3:18-19: Contrasts
Phil 3:20: Occupied With Heaven
Phil 3:20: Waiting

Phil 3:20: Change Of Address
Phil 3:20-21: A New Edition

Phil 3:20-21: Astonished Joy
Phil 3:20-21: We Will Be Like Him!
Phil 3:21: Frozen Heads

Phil 4:1-9: Conflict Resolution

Phil 4:1-9: The Worry Box
Phil 4:2: Break the Cycle
Phil 4:3: Unheralded Champions
Phil 4:4: Rejoice No Matter What!
Phil 4:4: Gratitude or Grumbling

Phil 4:4: Arranging Your Mind

Phil 4:4: Self-Pity Or Rejoicing?

Phil 4:4-7: Is It Well?

Phil 4:4-9: Cast Your Cares

Phil 4:4-13: Pascal’s Prayer

Phil 4:5: How Gentle Are You?
Phil 4:6: God Incidents

Phil 4:6: Prayer With Thanksgiving
Phil 4:6: Have You Prayed?
Phil 4:6: Forget Worry
Phil 4:6: Keeping Away the Elephants

Phil 4:6: Is It Time To Pray?
Phil 4:6-7: Prescription For Anxiety
Phil 4:7:  Down But Not Out

Phil 4:7:  Peaceful Anxiety

Phil 4:7:  War . . . Then Peace

Phil 4:7:  The Search For Peace
Phil 4:8: Gatekeepers

Phil 4:8: Do You Talk To Yourself?
Phil 4:8: Something To Think About
Phil 4:8: Buds Of Beauty

Phil 4:8: Think Together

Phil 4:8: The Gift Of Thought

Phil 4:8: What's The Connection?

Phil 4:10-13: Job’s Principle

Phil 4:10-19: Fast Feet

Phil 4:10-19: Fast Feet
Phil 4:11: Enough
Phil 4:11: Free To Choose
Phil 4:11 The Greenest Grass
Phil 4:11: Little Or Much
Phil 4:11: Happiness Is . . .

Phil 4:11: Be Coachable!
Phil 4:11-12: A Good Surrender

Phil 4:13: The Power Of Weakness
Phil 4:13: Choose Your Color
Phil 4:13: Always Available
Phil 4:13: The Strength We Need
Phil 4:18: A Note Of Thanks
Phil 4:19: God's Checks Never Bounce

Phil 4:19: The Little Things Too
Phil 4:19: The Lord Will Provide
Phil 4:19: Lunch Provided
Phil 4:19: Blues-Chasers
Phil 4:19: The Little Things Too
Phil 4:19: The Ultimate Giver

Phil 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

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 1:18-24 The Inner Essence of Worship

Philippians 1:19-21 The Noble Army of the Martyrs Praise Thee
Philippians 1:19-26 Piper's Candidating Sermon

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

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

Philippians 3:1-14 Called to Suffer and Rejoice

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

Philippians 3:4-14 The Discontented Christian Life

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 Reyburn
 Sermons on Philippians

Acts 16:6-40 The People of Philippi

Philippians 1:1-11 Christian Affections

Philippians 1:12-18 Motives

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
Philippians 2  
Philippians 3

Philippians 4

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

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
Calvary Chapel

Commentaries -- Sermon Notes, then Philippians for notes on following

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
 

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C. H. Spurgeon
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of His Sermons
On Philippians

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
Philippians 2
Philippians 3
Philippians 4

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

Today's Word - Commentary
Grant Richison
Excellent 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
Philippians 1:7b
Philippians 1:8
Philippians 1:9a
Philippians 1:9b
Philippians 1:10
Philippians 1:10b
Philippians 1:11
Philippians 1:11b
Philippians 1:12
Philippians 1:12b
Philippians 1:12c

Philippians 1:13
Philippians 1:14
Philippians 1:15
Philippians 1:16a
Philippians 1:16b
Philippians 1:17
Philippians 1:18
Philippians 1:19
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

Philippians 4:8f

Philippians 4:8g

Philippians 4:8h

Philippians 4:8i

Philippians 4:8j

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
Philippians 2
Philippians 3
Philippians 4

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

 

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