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- Philippians 1:1-11 Philippians - The Joyful Letter
- Philippians 1:6 Ephesians 2:10; Bridging the Gap
- Philippians 1:12-26 What Trials and Tribulations Can and Cannot Do
- Philippians 1:27-30 Being A Christian in a Non-Christian World
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
JACK ARNOLD SERMONS
""When I go to heaven..." were Jack Arnold's last words before dying instantly in the pulpit from a heart attack. The extraordinary event made international headlines (note).
- Acts 16:6-34 Introduction to Philippians
- Philippians 1:1-8 Participants or Spectators?
- Philippians 1:9-11 Pauls Prayer of Desire for the Philippians
- Philippians 1:12-18 Pauls Imprisonment Furthers the Gospel
- Philippians 1:19-26 Glorifying Christ in Life and Death
- Philippians 1:27-30 The Conflict of the Gospel
Philippians Devotionals - click for devotionals below
- Philippians 1:1-18 I Have You In My Heart
- Philippians 1:1-18
- Philippians 1:19-30 To Live Is Christ
- Philippians 1:19-30
CHRIS BENFIELD SERMONS
- Introduction to Philippians
- Philippians 1:1-2 A Greeting of Grace
- Philippians 1:3-8 Partners in the Faith
- Philippians 1: 8-11 Paul's Prayer for Philippi
- Philippians 1:9-11 A Prayer of Purpose
- Philippians 1:12-18 Committed to Promoting the Gospel
- Philippians 1:19-26 Torn between Two
- Philippians 1:27-30 Behavior becoming of Citizens
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)
- 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
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.
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)
- 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
- Philippians - Theology of
- 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica Epistle to the Philippians
- Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia Philippians epistle to the
- McClintock and Strong's Bible Encyclopedia Philippian
- Holman Bible Dictionary Philippians
- Hastings' Dictionary of the NT Philippians Epistle to the
- Easton's Bible Dictionary Philippians, Epistle to
- Fausset Bible Dictionary Philippians, the Epistle to the
- Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible Philippians, Epistle to
- Morrish Bible Dictionary Philippians, Epistle to the
- Smith Bible Dictionary Philippians, Epistle to the
- International Standard Bible Encyclopedia Philippians, the Epistle to
- McClintock and Strong's Bible Encyclopedia Philippians, Epistle to The,
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia Philippians, Epistle to the
One of the better in depth commentaries. Helps to know some Greek
Spurgeon: "A standard work. Essential to the scholarly student."
D Edmond Hiebert - A full exegetical commentary by a conservative Scottish scholar of the past century; presents the various views up to the time of the author. Contains excellent definitions of Greek words, also homiletical truths.
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.
Has an Attractive Devotional Quality
FEFC WICHITA SERMONS - most have audio and transcript
- Philippians 1:1-11 Blessed Assurance Josh Black
- Philippians 1:12-26 The Progress of the Gospel Josh Black
- Philippians 1:27-2:11 Stand Firm, Stand Together Josh Black
GENE GETZ VIDEO PRINCIPLES
- Philippians 1:1-2; Leadership Development: To produce mature and growing churches, we must make it a priority to mentor and develop qualified leaders. Video
- Philippians 1:3-8;Expressing Appreciation: Spiritual leaders should express sincere appreciation to those who partner with them in the ministry. Video
- Philippians 1:9-18; The Pure Gospel: When evaluating various ministers and ministries, we should first of all consider what is being taught regarding the deity of Jesus Christ and how to be saved.Video
- Philippians 1:18-26; Eternal Values: As those who are free to worship God and communicate the gospel, we should maintain an eternal perspective.Video
- Philippians 1:27-30; Mutual Support: When we face various challenges in life, we are to draw our strength not only from Christ's love and mercy, but from the love we have for one another.Video
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.
- Questions about Philippians
- Book of Philippians - Bible Survey
- What are the prison epistles?
- How can I experience joy in my Christian life?
- Philippians 1:21 What does it mean "to live is Christ"?
- What does it mean that “to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21)?
- 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 1:12-26 To Live is Christ
- Philippians 1:18-26 To Live is to Desire Christ
- Philippians 1:21 Heaven’s Pattern for Earthly Living
- Philippians 1:27-30 Living in a Manner Worthy of the Gospel
D Edmond Hiebert - A non-technical, devotional unfolding of the epistle by means of an outline, chart, notes, and comments on the text. Characterized by devotional warmth and practical applications.
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.
- Does Philippians 1:6 Guarantee Progressive Sanctification? Part 1 (another site)
- Does Philippians 1:6 Guarantee Progressive Sanctification? Part 2 (another site)
- Holman Christian Standard Bible Study Bible - Well done conservative notes. Includes access to Holman NT Commentary on each Gospel (see Library in left gutter).
- 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 1:21-23 Soul Sleep or Heaven?
- Philippians 1:27-30 Watch Your Conduct
- Philippians 1:27- 2:4 - United We Stand
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).
Cyril Barber - An accurate explanation of the theme of this letter. Here is profound scholarship in the service of the believer.
JAMIESON, FAUSSET, BROWN
Published 1871 - Probably best older commentary on prophetic passages as it tends to interpret more literally.
James Rosscup - This is a helpful old set of 1863 for laypeople and pastors to have because it usually comments at least to some degree on problems. Though terse, it provides something good on almost any passage, phrase by phrase and is to some degree critical in nature. It is evangelical....Especially in its multi-volume form this is one of the old evangelical works that offers fairly solid though brief help on many verses. Spurgeon said, “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” (Commenting and Commentaries, p. 3). Things have changed greatly since this assessment! It is primarily of help to pastors and lay people looking for quick, though usually somewhat knowledgeable treatments on verses.
Spurgeon - A really standard work. We consult it continually, and with growing interest. Mr. Fausset’s portion strikes us as being of the highest order.
John Cereghin - A conservative exposition. He defends Petrine authorship (xlixff); argues for the deity of Christ (619); holds that assurance in Scripture is doubly sure (622); identifies the elements as “the world’s component materials” (627); holds that Paul’s Epistles were already known as “Scripture” (628).
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Spurgeon: A noble volume. A real boon to the man who purchases it.
D Edmond Hiebert - A thorough conservative exposition abounding in apt illustrations and practical applications. The revised translation and notes on the Greek text following the lectures add to the importance of the volume.
Cyril Barber - A valued reprint. Deals admirably with the theme of the epistle. Buy it while it is still available.
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.
D Edmond Hiebert - A very full introduction to the epistle is followed by a paraphrase and brief judicious verse-by-verse comments on the text. Significant discussion of the Christology of Philippians; supports Christ's full deity.
J H JOWETT - Meditations with excellent thoughts for the expositor.
D Edmond Hiebert - A series of thirty-nine expository meditations aimed at inspiring devotion and joy in the believer's daily life. The work of a noted English Congregational minister, author of many devotional books.
- THE COURTESY BORN OF JESUS (Philippians 1:1,2)
- THE GRACE OF THANKSGIVING (Philippians 1:3-8)
- THE FORTUNE OF MISFORTUNE (Philippians 1:9-14).
- BAD MOTIVES IN GOOD WORK (Philippians 1:15-19).
- THE SOUL IN STRAITS (Philippians 1:21-26).
- THE HEAVENLY CITIZEN ” (Philippians 1:27, 28).
- THE PRIVILEGE OF SUFFERING FOR CHRIST (Philippians 1:29, 30)
- 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
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).
LIFEWAY SERMONS - Various pastors
- Philippians 1 The Three Piers of a Successful Family
- Philippians 1-2 Encouragement for a Country at War
- Philippians 1:1-6 What You Remember When You Need to Remember
- Philippians1:3-11 Praying for Your Friends
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."
D Edmond Hiebert - Greek text. A standard commentary; deals thoroughly with grammatical and interpretative problems of the epistle. Contains an elaborate introduction and two lengthy dissertations (half of the volume) on "The Christian Ministry" and "Saint Paul and Seneca."
- 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 Joy Rules click dropdown for 6 studies different than the sermons by same name
- The Epistle of Joy
- The Epistle of Joy
- The Epistle of Joy
- The Epistle of Joy
- The Essentials of Growth in Godliness - 1
- The Essentials of Growth in Godliness - 1
- Philippians 1:12-14-Joy in Spite of Trouble
- Philippians 1:12-26 To Live is Christ -click dropdown for 4 studies different than the sermons by same name
- Joy in Spite of Troubles
- Joy in Spite of Detractors
- Joy in Spite of Death
- Joy in Spite of the Flesh
- 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 1 Thankful Remembrances
- Philippians 1 Is Salvation Ongoing?
- Philippians 1 Living Worthy of the Gospel
- 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
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
- For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. - Philippians 1:21
- It is a splendid watch-word for life that Paul gives us here - "To me to live is Christ." A great many people could not fill out the sentence in that way, if they were to write honestly the purpose and motive of their life. Some would write, "To me to live is to make money," or "to gratify my appetites." Every Christian should be able to make Paul's word his own - "To me to live is Christ." This means that the one purpose of our living is to honor Christ, to serve Him, to do His will, to love and obey Him, and to advance His kingdom. When one lives thus, one never questions the wisdom of any use of His life Christ may make. If He wants us to work, that is well. If He lays us aside to suffer, it is all right. If He sets aside our plans, we do not complain. Whether He leads us into sorrow or into joy, it matters not. Our life is his, and whatsoever pleases Him is right.
- I thank my God upon every remembrance of you. - Philippians 1:3
- It has been noted that the Philippian church never gave Paul any anxiety. Most of the churches founded by him lay heavily on his heart at some time or other. They had quarrels, and he had to be peacemaker. Or there were cases of wrong-doing, and he had to bear the burden. But the Philippian church was happy in itself. There were no wranglings', no dissensions. Paul got only joy and comfort from this church. Here he thanks God for it. It is a great thing to live so as to be a comfort to our friends, to those who love us and live for us. It is a great thing for a church to be a joy to a pastor, never to put thorns into his pillow. It is a great thing for children to be a comfort to their parents. A father was just saying that not one of his children - now all married and settled in life - has ever caused him an anxious day or a sleepless night. Why should we not set for ourselves the aim always to be a comfort to our friends?
- Philippians 1:1 Timotheus the servants Philippi
- Philippians 1:6 will perform it day of Jesus Christ
- Philippians 1:7 defence
- Philippians 1:12 furtherance of the gospel
- Philippians 1:17 defence of the gospel
- Philippians 1:18 rejoice
- Philippians 1:21 gain
- Philippians 1:27 conversation becometh
- Philippians 1:29 given
Cyril Barber - First published in 1897 as a part of the Cambridge Greek Testament, this insightful study treats the key words and phrases of this prison epistle.
Studies in Philippians. First published in 1893 in the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges series. These notes on the text demonstrate the author's perception and sensitivity in handling the apostle Paul's thought processes and theme. Differs from Moule's other work entitled Philippian Studies: Lessons in Faith and Love. Evangelical.
- Philippians 1 Commentary
- Philippians 1:20-21 Homesick for Heaven
- Philippian Studies Preface and Introduction
- 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
- Using This Study Guide
- ABCs of Philippians
- Introduction: Knowing Jesus, Knowing Joy
- Philippians 1:1-11 Joy in Loving Others
- Philippians 1:12-18 Joy in Difficult Times
- Philippians 1:19-30 Joyous Perspective
FREDERICK A NOBLE
- Philippians 1 Devotionals = distinct from those below
- Philippians 1:3: Able To Forget?
- Philippians 1:3-11 Incomplete
- Philippians 1:1–11 The Shrinking Piano
- Philippians 1:1-7 How A Tree Grows
- Philippians 1:6: End Of Construction
- Philippians 1:6; 2:13 Never Give Up!
- Philippians 1:6: Grandpa's Tree
- Philippians 1:6: End of Construction
- Philippians 1:6 Joy Stealers
- Philippians 1:8-18 Journeys
- 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 Situation Excellent
- Philippians 1:12: The Fallacy
- Philippians 1:12 Bad News And Good News
- Philippians 1:12–26 Better By Far
- Philippians 1:12: Finding Gain In Loss
- Philippians 1:12-17 The Ring
- Philippians 1:12-21 Paul's Heart
- Philippians 1:12-23 Ready For Glory
- 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 1:19-26 Hard To Imagine
- 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 Confident Hope
- 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 Every Moment Matters
- Philippians 1:21: Building A Life
- Philippians 1:21: A New Location
- Philippians 1:21,23: Pulled in Two Directions
- Philippians 1:21–26 Singing with Violet
- 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 Ignore No More
- Philippians 1:27 All Together Now
- Philippians 1:27: Keep On Writing
- Philippians 1:27 Silent Witness
- Philippians 1:27: Loud Silence
- Philippians 1:29: A Bumpy Road
- 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
GENE PENSIERO - Calvary Chapel Hanford
- Philippians Selected Verses - Phil 1:9, 10, 27, 29
J B GOUGH PIDGE
- 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?
- Phil 1:1
- Phil 1:2
- Phil 1:3–4
- Phil 1:4
- Phil 1:5
- Phil 1:6
- Phil 1:7
- Phil 1:8
- Phil 1:9–10
- Phil 1:11
- Phil 1:12
- Phil 1:13
- Phil 1:14
- Phil 1:15–18
- Phil 1:19
- Phil 1:20
- Phil 1:21
- Phil 1:23
- Phil 1:27
A T ROBERTSON - COMMENTARY
Rosscup - Though he discusses Philippians in his Word Pictures (SEE PRECEDING ENTRY), 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).
RAYMOND SAXE - sermon notes
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- Philippians 1 Sermons - 701 PDFs
R C SPROUL - Devotionals - Tabletalk
- Philippians 1:1–2 Servants of the Lord
- Philippians 1:1 Servants of the Lord
- Philippians 1:1–2 To All the Saints at Philippi
- Philippians 1:3–5 Paul’s Gratitude for the Philippians
- Philippians 1:6 The God Who Finishes What He Starts
- Philippians 1:6 Regeneration Is Permanent
- Philippians 1:7–8 Paul’s Love for the Philippians
- Philippians 1:9–11 Abounding Love
- Philippians 1:12–13 The Advance of the Gospel
- Philippians 1:14 The Church in Rome Arises
- Philippians 1:15–17 Motives for Preaching
- Philippians 1:18a Paul’s Confidence in the Gospel
- Philippians 1:18b–20 Paul’s Chief End
- Philippians 1:21–24 The Christian’s Conflicting Desires
- Philippians 1:18b–26 Sitting on a Suitcase
- Philippians 1:25–26 A Cause to Glory in Christ Jesus
- Philippians 1:27 A Life Worthy of the Gospel
- Philippians 1:28 A Sign of Destruction and Salvation
- Philippians 1:29–30 Belief and Suffering
- Philippians Overview - Book Chart on right side
- Intro Overview of Philippians
- Philippians 1:1-30 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 I
- Philippians 1:19-30 Paul's Perspective - Part II
THIRD MILLENNIUM STUDY NOTES PHILIPPIANS
Outline & References
- 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
- (Acts 16:12) How The Gospel Came To Philippi
- 1:1-2 Slave Paul To The Philippian Saints
- 1:3-6 The True Christian Is Characterised By Thankfulness
- 1:7-8 The Life Of A Preacher
- 1:9-11 What To Pray For Your Church
- 1:12-18 Putting The Gospel First
- 1:18-20 The Great Day Of Christ – Deliverance!
- 1:20-21 To Live Is Christ And To Die Is Gain
- 1:22-26 The Desire To Depart And Be With Christ
- 1:27-28 Contending For Christian Unity
- 1:29-30 God’s Gifts – Faith And Suffering
DAVID THOMPSON PHILIPPIANS SERMONS
- Introduction to Philippians
- Acts 16:9-34
- Philippians 1:1-2
- Philippians 1:3-8
- Philippians 1:9-11
- Philippians 1:12-18
- Philippians 1:19-21
- Philippians 1:21-26
- Philippians 1:27-30
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)
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- 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
C J VAUGHN
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.”
Cyril Barber - First published in 1872. These expository studies should be in the library of every pastor. They provide vivid and lasting impressions of the theme of this epistle and of the message Paul intended to convey to his readers. Excellent.
- St. Paul's Epistle to the Philippians - commentary (1885)
- St. Paul's Epistle to the Philippians - Lectures (1862)
CHRIS VOGEL SERMON Transcripts
- 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
Cyril Barber - A brief exposition. Helpful, but does not make a lasting contribution.
RICK WARREN - devotionals
Note: The links may not work. I do not agree with all of Rick Warren's theology, but most of these devotionals are orthodox. If you encounter one that you think teaches aberrant doctrine, please email me at webmaster and I will check and remove. Thank you for your assistance.
- 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 1:6 Take God At His Word
- Philippians 1:6 No Shortcuts To Christian Maturity
- Philippians 1:6 God Finishes What He Starts
- Philippians 1:6 Joy is a Choice
- Philippians 1:6 The Power to Keep Going
- 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 Pray For Others
- Philippians 1:9-11 Positive Prayer Makes Strong Relationships
- 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 (ED: The Spirit gives us the desire and power to rejoice! - Php 2:13NLT+).
- 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 1:1-11 The Trees of Righteousness Blossoming and Bringing Forth Fruit
- Philippians 1:21 The Death of the Righteous
- Philippians 1:23 The Saint's Desire to be with Christ
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.)
- Philippians 1:7 - see August 2
- Philippians 1:21 Devotional - see Dec 23
- Philippians 1:29 Devotional - see Feb 6
D Edmond Hiebert - A simplified commentary on the Greek for the benefit of the English reader; seeks to convey the meaning of the original by means of an expanded translation with exegetical comments and word studies.
- 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