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Explanation - The following list includes not only commentaries but other Christian works by well known evangelical writers. Most of the resources below are newer works (written after 1970) which previously were available only for purchase in book form or in a Bible computer program. The resources are made freely available by archive.org but have several caveats - (1) they do not allow copy and paste, (2) they can only be checked out for one hour (but can be checked out immediately when your hour expires giving you time to read or take notes on a lengthy section) and (3) they require creating an account which allows you to check out the books free of charge. To set up an account click archive.org and then click the picture of the person in right upper corner and enter email and a password. That's all you have to do. Then you can read these more modern resources free of charge! I have read or used many of these resources but not all of them so ultimately you will need to be a Berean (Acts 17:11+) as you use them. I have also selected works that are conservative and Biblically sound. If you find one that you think does not meet those criteria please send an email at https://www.preceptaustin.org/
COMMENTARIES ON PHILIPPIANS
Be joyful (Philippians) by Wiersbe, Warren - always worth checking
Philippians in the Greek New Testament : for the English reader by Wuest, Kenneth - one of my favorite sources - his writings are a veritable "gold mine"!
James Rosscup - This is one of Wuest’s better expositions of a book. He is often sound though simple in the Greek, explaining the text verse by verse and giving helpful word studies. Though he uses the Greek, he does not reproduce it in his book and so his commentary is very helpful even to the Christian who does not know Greek. Again, this is a good book to recommend to laymen as well as useful often for preaching and teaching.
Here is the same book with no restrictions - Philippians Commentary - Verse by Verse Comments
The Preacher's Outline & Sermon Bible : New Testament, King James Version - Acts, Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians - This is a very useful resource which always includes numerous related cross-references. It will be of aid to you preaching and teaching.
Philippians : an expositional commentary by Boice, James Montgomery
James Rosscup - A lucid and very readable simple exposition that is helpful and competent on many of the issues. The work is geared more to simple study. The exposition is practical and sermonic, with sometimes good background and comparison with relevant passages from other Scripture. He illustrates heavily from literature, history, and contemporary life.
The joy of living a study of philippians by J.DWight Pentecost
Cyril Barber - This series of expository messages not only does justice to the apostle's stated purpose but also edifies and enriches the reader as he is led by this master of the pulpit to understand the theme of this epistle. Recommended.First published in 1973. This commentary is ideal for personal use. Review questions can be used for group discussion. Ably treats the believer’s resources including the antidote to worry and the secret of contentment.
Philippians : happiness beyond our happenings by Briscoe, D. Stuart
Cyril Barber - First published in 1975 and reprinted in 1984. Comprises a lay person’s commentary on Philippians that is plain and practical, and explains how believers may endure suffering while at the same time meeting their problems with faith and courage. The result is the ability to live consistently for the Lord. Recommended.
Bound for joy : Philippians-Paul's letter from prison by Briscoe, D. Stuart
Philippians / Colossians by McGee, J. Vernon
Count it all joy : discover a happiness that circumstances cannot change by Jeremiah, David
Turning toward joy by Jeremiah, David
Cyril Barber - Covers Paul’s letter to the Philippians in 12 chapters. Questions for group discussion are to be found in the study portion of this book. An ideal exposition of true joy for lay people.
Laugh again : experience outrageous joy : a study of Philippians : Bible study guide by Swindoll, Charles R; Hough, Lee Minis
Cyril Barber - Topical messages on Paul’s letter to the Philippians. Lightweight.
Pressing on when you'd rather turn back : studies in philippians by Getz, Gene
A profile of Christian maturity : a study of Philippians by Getz, Gene
Cyril Barber - First published a decade ago under the title A Profile of Christian Maturity. Covers Paul's Philippian letter simply and directly. Getz shows the importance of facing life realistically.
James Rosscup - A provocative catalyst for personal study, application and growth, or group or family use, this is a well-organized little book. Each chapter has several parts: Something to Think About, A Look at Paul’s Letters, What Did Paul Say?, What Did Paul Mean?, Application, Life Response, and A Project. Each of the fourteen chapters takes a few verses, dealing briefly and simply with them.
Paul's Letter to the Philippians - New International Commentary on the NT by Fee, Gordon D
Cyril Barber - This is a most valuable contribution to the literature on this prison epistle. Fee is a premier NT scholar. His handling of the Greek text is superb. Pastors will find this study of Philippians to be of inestimable help in the preparation of their expository messages
Cyril Barber on IVP NT Commentary - An accurate explanation of the theme of this letter. Here is profound scholarship in the service of the believer.
James Rosscup - This effort (New International Commentary on the NT) of 543 pp. with 497 on commentary replaces in the series J. J. Muller’s 1955 work which also has Philemon. Fee’s study is careful phrase by phrase, usually helpful, yet not as much an assist as O’Brien or Hawthorne, for example. Cf. Fee’s shorter 204-pp. Philippians in the IVP NTC series, 1999. This longer attempt has a 26-pp. bibliography, and Fee reflects keen awareness of views, as in his careful assessment of efforts to divide the letter into three epistles, and Fee’s reasons for unity (21–23). Another help is in giving five theological emphases (46–53). Hermeneutical factors receive attention, matters such as words, grammar, context, setting, customs.
Basics for Believers by Carson, D. A
James Rosscup - One finds an articulate, brief pb that gets to the point well on most verses but has to bypass a lot too. It shows Carson’s usual good grasp, and is particularly usable for those wanting a reliable but lighter survey—pastors, Bible class teachers, college students, and lay users.
Philippians : where life advances by Laurin, Roy L.
Cyril Barber - Grounds his exposition in the historic context of the times. Reveals remarkable originality in applying the message Paul sent to the believers in Phillipi. Of practical value to lay people
The message of Philippians : Jesus our joy by Motyer, J. A
Tim Challies - There is always room for one commentary that is a little less technical and suitable for a wide readership. Such is the case with Motyer’s volume in The Bible Speaks Today series. The work is necessarily brief, but apparently still powerful.
James Rosscup - This work, distinct from his 1966 Philippian Studies, is a lucid exposition of twenty-four sections, using the RSV text and a clear outline. Motyer (pronounced Mo-teer) gives good synopses of sections, keeps connections in the flow of thought in view, and deals with verses in an engaging style. He seems sound exegetically, theologically and applicationally. He defines many key Greek words such as those for “citizenship” (p. 93), “walk” (p. 181), etc. and offers an articulate discussion on many of the problems. Many references are footnoted, helping the readability. The work is stimulating for expositors but also for any lay person who wants to use a book with an attractive, simple flow without delving into technical points other works handle.
Philippians : joy under pressure by Stafford, Tim
Paul and his converts : the letters to the Thessalonians, Corinthians and Philippians by Bruce, F. F. (Frederick Fyvie), 1910-1990
Philippians, Colossians, Philemon - Life Application Commentary
Half-hours with William Hendriksen : stirring devotional surveys of Romans, Philippians, Luke and Revelation, with other gems by Hendriksen, William,
Exposition of Philippians by Hendriksen, William,
James Rosscup - This work is based upon the Greek text but is not technical. It is rich devotionally and has a wealth of good commentary material. It is very helpful on problem passages (example, 3:1–2; 4:1–3), giving different views and coming to a conclusion, often with good reasoning.
Paul's joy in Christ; studies in Philippians by Robertson, A. T.
Philippians by Williams, Don (primarily asks questions)
Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians by Lane, William L - Only 98 pages.
Philippians, Colossians and Philemon by MacDonald, William (1972) 160 pages (see also Believer's Bible Commentary)
The Epistle of Paul to the Philippians : an introduction and commentary (Tyndale NT Commentary) by Martin, Ralph
Philippians - New Century Commentary by Martin, Ralph P
James Rosscup - Here Martin shows more use of critical sources and must be studied with discernment since he has been inclined away from some of his older, some will feel more defensible positions. Conservatives will probably prefer his Tyndale effort for its theological convictions.
The Epistles to the Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon by Rees, Paul S
James Rosscup - A good attempt at bringing out homiletic points sometimes richly suggestive for preaching.
The adequate man : Paul in Philippians by Rees, Paul S.
James Rosscup on The adequate man - A lucid devotional work, this book follows the thought of the epistle closely and deals with it in a rich sermonic way. There are many choice phrases and fitting illustrations which illumine the text, plus suggestive outlines. The author’s central purpose is to show that the believer can live a wholly adequate life, like Paul, by divine resource. This is another recommended book which will be especially enjoyed by laymen in the church. It is usually sound from the standpoint of the Greek.
Philippians, Colossians, Philemon by Gould, Dana, - Shepherd's Notes
Philippians : even when things go wrong you can have joy - Warren Wiersbe
Philippians : a Mentor commentary by Harmon, Matthew S
The Epistle of Paul to the Philippians; an exposition by Erdman, Charles
Let's study Philippians by Ferguson, Sinclair B
Cyril Barber - A clear exposition on a lay person’s level. Explains in brief, lucid chapters the essence of Paul’s teaching. Helpful.
James Rosscup - A professor of systematic theology at Philadelphia’s Westminster Theological Seminary contributed this 136-pager. It is a catalyst for personal or group Bible study, done in 27 chapters. Study guide material with tips appears on pp. 119–35 for a 13-time series.
The letters to the Philippians, Colossians, and Thessalonians by Barclay, William,
Invitation to Philippians : building a great Church through humility by Sunukjian, Donald R
Philippians : Bible study commentary by Vos, Howard Frederic
Exploring God's word : Bible guide to Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians by Guthrie, Donald
Philippians by Hawthorne, Gerald F - this is not the same as the WBC but that review is included to give you as sense of this work.
Tim Challies on the Word Biblical Commentary. Hawthorne’s volume in the WBC series receives unanimous approval. Jim Rosscup points out that “some rank this as the top commentary on Philippians due to the wide reading and masterfully good survey on introductory questions and its carefulness on grammar, philology, capture of the epistle’s flow and handling of difficult passages.” It is targeted at pastors but is equally appropriate for lay leaders.
Wiersbe's Expository Outlines on the New Testament by Wiersbe, Warren W
Cyril Barber - This is a book of exceptional merit. Pastors, missionaries, and Christian workers will profit from its use. Wiersbe introduces each book of the NT, provides an outline, and then furnishes his readers with a chapter-by-chapter discussion of the contents. The homiletic style is a “plus.” Recommended.
Studies in Philippians by Moule, H. C. G. (Handley Carr Glyn), 1841-1920
Cyril Barber - Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1977. 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.
The epistle to the Philippians by Moule, H. C. G. (Handley Carr Glyn), 1841-1920
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.
The letters of Paul to the Philippians and to the Thessalonians; by Grayston, Kenneth
A NavPress Bible study on the book of Philippians by Nav Press
A critical and exegetical commentary on the Epistles to the Philippians and to Philemon by Vincent, Marvin R
Paul's joy in Christ; studies in Philippians Commentary by A T Robertson
James 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.
The Epistles of Paul to the Philippians and to Philemon by Müller, Jac. J. (Jacobus Johannes),
James Rosscup - This is one of the more detailed commentaries that grapples with interpretations of problem verses. It ranks close to Bruce, Hendriksen, Lightfoot, Martin (Tyndale) and Robertson along this line but is not close to Hawthorne, O’Brien, Fee, or Silva.
A commentary on the Epistle to the Philippians by Bockmuehl, Markus (Black's NT Commentary)
James Rosscup - This series claims to bring the latest scholarship to a broader readership, students and expositors. The present work is by a lecturer in divinity at Cambridge University. A 46-pp. introduction covers, among its topics, what latest research reflects about religion at Philippi, pagan and Judaism, also a decision favoring the letter’s unity versus theories of partition (20–25). Bockmuehl also provides reasons for Rome as the most convincing place of writing. Some of what is said in interaction with top scholars may render the introduction outside a realistic grasp or interest of non-scholars. Comments verse by verse pack in much that clarifies (e. g. faulty preachers in 1:15; 1:19; 2:5–11 with views on the hymn much of which non-scholars may think unnecessary; “perfect” in 3:12, 15; also 4:5; financial terms in 4:15–17, etc.). As a whole this is a very profitable 327-pp. work, even if not among the very best.
The epistle to the Philippians : a devotional commentary by Meyer, F. B.
James Rosscup - One of the famous English devotional writers and spiritual life speakers during the late 19th century and early 20th authored this perceptive and easy-flowing book. Lay persons as well as pastors and Bible teachers looking for a work that speaks to the heart and offers many insights into a deeper maturity in commitments of faith will find this a fresh breath. Meyer is known well for his series on Bible characters—Abraham, Moses, Elijah, etc.
Homilies on Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Thessalonians, Timothy, Titus, and Philemon by John Chrysostom,
Lectures exegetical and practical on the Epistle of Paul to the Philippians, with a revised translation of the Epistle and notes on the Greek text by Johnstone, Robert, professor in United Presbyterian
Note: The first 4 resources have no time restriction and allow copy and paste function:
(1) KJV Bible Commentary - Hindson, Edward E; Kroll, Woodrow Michael. Over 3000 pages of the entire OT/NT. Well done conservative commentary that interprets Scripture from a literal perspective. Pre-millennial. User reviews - it generally gets 4/5 stars from users. - 372 ratings
Very well done conservative commentary that interprets Scripture from a literal perspective user reviews
The King James Version Bible Commentary is a complete verse-by-verse commentary. It is comprehensive in scope, reliable in scholarship, and easy to use. Its authors are leading evangelical theologians who provide practical truths and biblical principles. Any Bible student will gain new insights through this one-volume commentary based on the timeless King James Version of the Bible.
(2) The King James Study Bible Second Edition 2240 pages (2013) (Thomas Nelson) General Editor - Edward Hindson with multiple contributing editors. . 3,194 ratings. Pre-millennial. See introduction on How to Use this Study Bible.
(3) NKJV Study Bible: New King James Version Study Bible (formerly "The Nelson Study Bible - NKJV") by Earl D Radmacher; Ronald Barclay Allen; Wayne H House. 2345 pages. (1997, 2007). Very helpful notes. Conservative. Pre-millennial. 917 ratings
(4) The Wycliffe Bible Commentary - only the New Testament (for OT see below to borrow) - 1126 pages. (1971) Everett F Harrison - Editor of New Testament. Uses the KJV. Strictly speaking not a study Bible, but short notes are similar. KJV text in left column, commentary notes in right column. The comments are generally verse by verse, short, conservative and to the point. Pre-millennial.
Quote from Henry Alford (1810-1871 - not a dispensationalist!) on Revelation 20 - "It will have been long ago anticipated by the readers of this Commentary, that I cannot consent to distort words from their plain sense and chronological place in the prophecy, on account of any considerations of difficulty, or any risk of abuses which the doctrine of the millennium may bring with it. Those who lived next to the Apostles, and the whole Church for 300 years, understood them in the plain literal sense: and it is a strange sight in these days to see expositors who are among the first in reverence of antiquity, complacently casting aside the most cogent instance of consensus which primitive antiquity presents. As regards the text itself, no legitimate treatment of it will extort what is known as the spiritual interpretation now in fashion.”
James Rosscup on Robert Mounce's contribution on the letter to the Philippians - Another competent, concise study by an evangelical, about as helpful as Lightner’s entry, usually substantial on the issues verse by verse. He has had the space to write more at length in his works on Matthew and Revelation.
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery - free for use online with no restrictions (i.e., you do not need to borrow this book). Editors Leland Ryken, J C Wilhoit, Tremper Longman III - This is a potential treasure chest to aid your preaching and teaching as it analyzes the meaning of a host of Biblical figures of speech. Clue - use the "One-page view" which then allows you to copy and paste text. One downside is there is no index, so you need to search 3291 pages for entries which are alphabetical.
Zondervan NIV Study Bible - (2011) 2570 pages - Use this one if available as it has more notes than edition below. One hour limit
NIV Study Bible by Barker, Kenneth L; Burdick, Donald W (1995) 2250 pages. This is the first edition. This resource has been fully revised in 2020. One hour limit
Believer's Bible Commentary - OT and NT - MacDonald, William (1995) 2480 pages. Conservative. Literal. Often has very insightful comments. John MacArthur, says "Concise yet comprehensive - the most complete single-volume commentary I have seen." Warren Wiersbe adds "For the student who is serious about seeing Christ in the Word." One hour limit.
Rosscup - This work, originally issued in 1983, is conservative and premillennial, written to help teachers, preachers and people in every walk of life with different views, explanation and application. The 2-column format runs verse by verse for the most part, usually in a helpfully knowledgeable manner, and there are several special sections such as “Prayer” in Acts and “Legalism” in Galatians. The premillennial view is evident on Acts 1:6, 3:20, Romans 11:26, Galatians 6:16, Revelation 20, etc.
HCSB Study Bible : Holman Christian Standard Bible - General Editor Jeremy Royal Howard (2010) 2360 pages. Conservative. Good notes. Include Holmans excellent maps. One hour limit
Life Application Study Bible: Old Testament and New Testament: New Living Translation. Has some very helpful notes especially with application of texts. 4,445 ratings One hour limit
The MacArthur Study Bible - John MacArthur. Brief but well done notes for conservative, literal perspective. 1,275 ratings
ESV Study Bible - Excellent resource but not always literal in eschatology and the nation of Israel 6,004 ratings
The David Jeremiah Study Bible - (2013) 2208 pages. 2,272 ratings Logos.com - "Drawing on more than 40 years of study, Dr. David Jeremiah has compiled a legacy resource that will make an eternal impact on generations to come. 8,000 study notes. Hundreds of enriching word studies"50+ Essentials of the Christian Faith" articles."
Wycliffe Bible Commentary - Charles Pfeiffer - 1560 pages (1962). 214 ratings Less detailed than the KJV Bible Commentary. Conservative. Notes are generally verse by verse but brief.
Rosscup - Conservative and premillennial scholars here have been experts in their fields. The work contains brief introductions and attempts to give a verse-by-verse exposition, though it does skip over some verses. The treatments vary with the authors, but as a whole it is a fine one-volume commentary for pastors and students to use or give to a layman. Outstanding sections include, for example: Whitcomb on Ezra-Nehemiah-Esther; Culver on Daniel; Ladd on Acts; Harrison on Galatians; Johnson on I Corinthians; and Ryrie on the Johannine Epistles.
The Defender's Study Bible : King James Version by Morris, Henry M. Excellent notes by well known creationist. 45 ratings
New Bible Commentary - (1994) See user reviews
Compact Bible commentary by Radmacher, Earl D; Allen, Ronald Barclay; House, H Wayne, et al - 954 pages. 424 ratings Multiple contributors to the comments which are often verse by verse. The comments are brief but meaty and can really help your study through a given book. A sleeper in my opinion.
The Experiencing God Study Bible: the Bible for knowing and doing the will of God - Blackaby, Henry (1996) 1968 pages - CHECK THIS ONE! Each chapter begins with several questions under the title "PREPARE TO MEET GOD." Then you will interesting symbols before many of the passages. The chapter ends with a "DID YOU NOTICE?" question. This might make a "dry chapter" jump off the page! Read some of the 48 ratings
NLT Study Bible (Illustration Version)
Disciple's Study Bible: New international version 54 ratings Not that helpful for verse by verse study. Focuses on application of Christian doctrines. 10,000 annotations; doctrinal summaries, "Life Helps" section relate doctrine to everyday discipleship.
The Living Insights Study Bible : New International Version - Charles Swindoll. Notes are good but somewhat sparse and not verse by verse.
The Apologetics Study Bible Understand Why You Believe by Norman Geisler
NIV Archaeological Study Bible (2005) 2360 pages 950 ratings (See also Archaeology and the Bible - OT and NT)
"Readers who desire a more intimate knowledge of the historical context of the Bible will appreciate the NIV Archaeological Study Bible. Full of informative articles and full-color photographs of places and objects from biblical times, this Bible examines the archaeological record surrounding God’s Word and brings the biblical world to life. Readers’ personal studies will be enriched as they become more informed about the empires, places, and peoples of the ancient world. Features include: • Four-color interior throughout • Bottom-of-page study notes exploring passages that speak on archaeological and cultural facts • Articles (520) covering five main categories: Archaeological Sites, Cultural and Historical Notes, Ancient Peoples and Lands, the Reliability of the Bible, and Ancient Texts and Artifacts • Approximately 500 4-color photographs interspersed throughout • Detailed book introductions that provide basic, at-a-glance information • Detailed charts on pertinent topics • In-text color maps that assist the reader in placing the action "
NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible. Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture Keener, Craig and Walton, John. Editors (2017)
The Holman Illustrated Study Bible 120 ratings Includes the excellent Holman maps but otherwise of little help in serious study.
Zondervan King James Version Commentary - New Testament
NIV Celebrate Recovery Study Bible
Daily Study Bible for Women : New Living Translation
The Woman's Study Bible : the New King James Version
The Study Bible for Women : Holman Christian Standard Bible
Daily Study Bible for Men : New Living Translation
NIV Topical Study Bible : New International Version
Ryrie Study Bible - Charles Ryrie (1978) 2142 pages. Conservative. 216 ratings
Ryrie Study Bible Expanded Edition (1994) 2232 pages
The Hebrew-Greek Key Study Bible : New American standard study by Strong, James, 1822-1894; Zodhiates, Spiros
The New Inductive Study Bible : updated New American Standard Bible - Introductions of each book give suggestions how to perform an inductive study on that specific book. Not strictly speaking a "study Bible" with notes but a Bible to help you study inductively. Has wide margins for making notes. This is one that works best in "paper," not digitally.
With the Word - Devotional Commentary - Warren Wiersbe - 428 ratings
Evangelical Commentary on the Bible - Judges by Andrew Boling (20 pages); editor Walter Elwell (1989) 1239 pages. User reviews. (See also Boling's 380 page commentary on Judges the Anchor Bible Series)
Halley's Bible Handbook Henry H. Halley - (2000) 2720 pages (much larger than original edition in 1965 and no time limit on use). (Halley's Bible handbook : an abbreviated Bible commentary - one hour limit 1965 872 pages)
Rosscup - A much-used older evangelical handbook bringing together a brief commentary on Bible books, some key archaeological findings, historical background, maps, quotes, etc. It is helpful to a lay Bible teacher, Sunday School leader, or pastor looking for quick, pertinent information on a Bible book. This is the 72nd printing somewhat revised. Halley packed in much information. Unger’s is better overall, but that is not to say that Halley’s will not provide much help on basic information.
The Shaw Pocket Bible Handbook - Editor - Walter Elwell (1984) 408 pages.
"This hardback is small in size but packed full of content: Brief summaries of every book of the bible, cultural, archaeological and historical info, word definitions, pictures, maps and charts." Worth checking!
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JACK ARNOLD -Sermons
- Philippians 3:1-7 Gods Antidote for Legalism in Salvation
- Philippians 3:8-11 Christ, the Answer to Legalism in Sanctification
- Philippians 3:12-14 Legalism, Complacency and Maturity
- Philippians 3:15-21 The Subtlety of Error
- Philippians Devotionals - click for devotionals below
- 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 3:7 Heart's Sacrifice by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman
- Philippians 3:8 Costly Glory by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman
- Philippians 3:10 Desiring to Know God Better by Theodore Epp
- Philippians 3:10 No Comforters by Warren Wiersbe
- Philippians 3:10 Does Christ Feel at Home in Your Heart? by Theodore Epp
- Philippians 3:10 Being in His Presence D Martyn Lloyd-Jones
- Philippians 3:10 The Fellowship of Christ's Sufferings G Campbell Morgan
- 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 Warren Wiersbe
- Philippians 3 Commentary
- Philippians 3 Commentary - less Greek
CHRIS BENFIELD - Sermons
- 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 3:7-14 In Depth
- Philippians 3-4 Survey,
- Phil 3:1-7,
- Phil 3:7-14,
- Phil 3:8-14,
- Phil 3:15-21
- Philippians 3:10 The Spiritual Saint
- Philippians 3:12 Christian Perfection
- Philippians 3:12 Apprehended by God
- 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 3:4-10 That We Might Win Christ
- Philippians 3:4-15 That I May Win Christ
- Philippians 3:10 The Power Of His Resurrection
- Philippians 3:10 The Power of the Resurrection
- Philippians 3:14 The State of the Church
- Philippians 3:12-14 The Golden Tomorrow
- Philippians 3:12-14 We Begin Our Fortieth Year
- Philippians 3:12-14 The State of the Church
- Philippians 3:12-21 The Golden Tomorrow
- Philippians 3:12 The Best Years of Our Life
- Philippians 3:12-14 Pressing Toward the Prize
- Philippians 3:12-21 Our Golden Tomorrow (37th Anniversary)
- Philippians 3:12-14 Advantages and Disadvantages of a Long Pastorate
- Philippians 3:13-14 Pressing Toward the Prize
- Philippians 3:13-14 The Year Past and Before Us
- Philippians 3:13-14 Pressing Toward the Prize
- Philippians 3:14 Goal of the New Year
- Philippians 3:14 Pressing Toward the Prize
- Philippians 3:17 Our Examples
- Philippians 3:20 Our Citizenship Is In Heaven
- Philippians 3:20 Colonies of Heaven
- Philippians 3:20 Colonies of Heaven
- Philippians 3:1-11 Paul’s Perspective on Profit and Loss
- Philippians 3:12-21 Paul’s Perspective on Perfectionism
- Philippians 3:1-11 Knowing the Power of Christ's Resurrection
- Philippians 3:1-11 Rejoice in the Lord
- Philippians 3:1-6 Put No Confidence in the Flesh
- Philippians 3:1-11 When Gain is Loss, and Loss Means Greater Gain
- Philippians 3:1-11 The Christian's Triple Gain
- Philippians 3:7-11 What We Desire, How We Receive it, and How We Live
- Philippians 3:1-8 No Confidence in the Flesh (Robert Rainy)
- 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
FEFC WICHITA SERMONS - most have audio and transcript
- Philippians 3:1-21 My Ambitions
- Philippians 3:1-21 Not Yet But Soon
- Philippians 3:8-11 My Ambitions - 1998
- Philippians 3::8-11 My Ambitions - 2001
- Philippians 3:13-14 Looking Back, Looking Forward, Standing Firm
A C GAEBELEIN
- Philippians 3:1-9; Made Righteous by Faith: To be faithful to the gospel of Jesus Christ, we must never compromise the biblical teaching that we are made righteous by faith and faith alone.Video
- Philippians 3:10-21; Progressive Sanctification: To live in a manner worthy of the gospel, we must become more and more like the Lord Jesus Christ.Video
- 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
SCOTT GRANT Sermon Notes Philippians
- Philippians 3:1-6 Remembering Who We Are
- Philippians 3:1-6 A Tribe For All Tribes
- Philippians 3:7-16 Upward Call
- Philippians 3:7-11 The Journey Up the Mountain
- 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 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 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 “Now/Not Yet”
- Philippians 3:17-21 The Exhortation to Imitate Good Examples
- Philippians 3:1-11 - Where Is Your Confidence?
- Philippians 3:4-11 Status with God
- Philippians 3:12-14 - Goals
- Philippians 3:12-14 - Press and Forget
- Philippians 3:15-21 - Enemies of the Cross
- Philippians 3:15-21 - Marks of Maturity
- Philippians 3:18-21 - Live For Something Larger
JOHN ANGELL JAMES
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).
Or Try the Unabridged Version:
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.
- Philippians 3:2-9 Justification by Faith
- Philippians 3:10-11 The Saint's Aspirations
- Philippians 3:12-14 Pressing on to the Mark
- Philippians 3:15-16 True Wisdom Proved by Godliness
- Philippians 3:17-19 Wise Choice of Examples
- Philippians 3:20-21 The Saint's Citizenship and Hope
39 Meditations with excellent thoughts for expositors.
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.
- REJOICING IN THE LORD (Philippians 3:1)
- LIVING IN THE STREETS (Philippians 3:2, 3)
- REVISING THE BALANCE-SHEET” (Philippians 3:7-9)
- IDENTIFIED WITH CHRIST (Philippians 3:10)
- THIS ONE THING (Philippians 3:12, 14)
- THE RULE OF FAITH (Philippians 3:15, 16)
- IMITATING THE SAINTS (Philippians 3:17, 19)
- THE HEAVENLY CITIZENSHIP (Philippians 3:20)
- Philippians 3:1-11 Profit and Loss Account
- Philippians 3:12-16 A Sporting Interlude
- Philippians 3:17-21 Heaven Below
- 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
LIFEWAY SERMONS - Various pastors
MARTYN LLOYD-JONES - only mp3 from this master expositor
- 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 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 3 Commentary
- Philippians 3:1-14 From Religion to Rest
- Philippians 3:1-14 It Pleased God
- Philippians 3:1-14 The Sin Which No Belie:er Can Commit
- Philippians 3:3 The True Circumcision
- Philippians 3:3 Who Are the Lord's People
- Philippians 3:3 Who Are the People of God
- Philippians 3:6-10 Knowing God
- Philippians 3:7:9 The Righteousness of God
- Philippians 3:7-10 The Heart of True Religion
- Philippians 3:7-14 Salvation, Sanctification, Security and Satisfaction
- Philippians 3:8:9 The Righteousness Which Is Of God
- Philippians 3:8-12 A Four-Fold Prayer
- Philippians 3:1-14 The Prize of Jesus Christ
- Philippians 3:4-14 A Perfect Time To Forget
- Philippians 3:20 Where Is Our Citizenship?
- 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 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
J R MILLER
- Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before. - Philippians 3:13
- We ought not to live in the past. No matter how full of blessing and good it is, we may not stay in it. Life is before us, never behind us. If we linger, we shall lose our place, and our fellows will press on and leave us.The best way to live for to-morrow is to do well the work of to-day; yet the future should always exert an inspiring influence upon us. In the time of discouragement it is the hope of overcoming that brings cheer. When we are in sorrow it is the promise of comfort that sustains us. In the task-work of school days it is the thought of what manhood will bring of achievement that inspires the student. In the struggles of earthly life it is the larger life of heaven that keeps the heart brave and strong. We should let the past go, with all it contains of memory and of good, while we turn ever to the future, with hope and courage.
- I press toward… the prize. - Philippians 3:14
- The best ever lies before us if we are truly following Christ. Life is a mountain climb, and we never get to the summit in this world. Paul tells us that he has not yet reached the end of his race. But he is pressing on with inexhaustible energy and enthusiasm. He forgets the things, which are behind. Some people live altogether in their past. They tell you over and over of the great things they have done. Paul had done a great many brave and noble things, but he forgot them all, never talked about them, did not take time to record them - he was so eager to get on and to attain loftier heights, to do greater things, to win greater victories. Before him lay the goal with the prize of life, and to this he pressed continually. It is a noble picture, this old apostle, at an age when many men are talking about "the dead line," still reaching forward and holding eyes fixed on the real goal of his life far ahead. We ought not to lose the lesson.
- Philippians 3:12-14 Go Forward!
- Philippians 3:2 dogs concison
- Philippians 3:6 persecuting the church blameless
- Philippians 3:7 loss
- Philippians 3:8 excellency dung win Christ
- Philippians 3:9 faith of Christ of God by faith
- Philippians 3:10 know him
- Philippians 3:11 resurrection
- Philippians 3:13 one thing I do
- Philippians 3:14 press toward mark prize high calling
- Philippians 3:17 of me
- Philippians 3:20 conversation
- Philippians 3:21 his glorious body working
- Philippians 3 Commentary
- 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
- Philippians 3 - Illustrations 3
- Philippians 3, The Ultimate Good
- Philippians 3:1-11 Becoming What You Are
- Philippians 3:1-11 Whom Will You Trust?
- Philippians 3:1-11 Who Gets The Credit??
- Philippians 3:1-13 Letting Go
- Philippians 3:7-14 Champion Marksman
- Philippians 3:7: China’s Billy Graham
- Philippians 3:7: When All Is Lost
- Philippians 3:7: What’s The Cost?
- Philippians 3:8: I Have Everything
- Philippians 3:8: Just Living?
- Philippians 3:8: Religion Or Relationship?
- Philippians 3:9: Captives in Churches
- Philippians 3:10: The Highest Goal
- Philippians 3:10 Bookmobile
- Philippians 3:12: Room For Advancement
- Philippians 3:12: "Hurry Sickness"
- Philippians 3:12: Pressing on
- Philippians 3:12: Pressing on
- Philippians 3:12-13:Winning The Race
- Philippians 3:12,14: Keep Pressing On
- Philippians 3:12, 14 Pressing On
- Philippians 3:12. In His Grip
- Philippians 3:14: Pressing on
- Philippians 3:13: A Time to Forget
- Philippians 3:13-14: What Is My Purpose?
- Philippians 3:13-14: What We Do
- Philippians 3:13-14: Seeing Or Remembering?
- Philippians 3:13-14: Getting Focused
- Philippians 3:13-14: Look Back or Ahead?
- Philippians 3:13-14: Looking Ahead
- Philippians 3:13-14: Cleaning Out The Files
- Philippians 3:13-14: The Pudding Guy
- Philippians 3:13-14 Kangaroos And Emus
- Philippians 3:14: Keep The Prize In Mind
- Philippians 3:14: Keep Reaching For The Top
- Philippians 3:14 Running A Marathon
- Philippians 3:14: Trampling Temptation
- Philippians 3:14 What's Next?
- Philippians 3:14,17: Past, Present, Future
- Philippians 3:15-21 Past, Present, & Future
- Philippians 3:18-19: Contrasts
- Philippians 3:17 Real People, Real God
- Philippians 3:17-19; 4:10-13 Do We Have Enough?
- Philippians 3:20 Longing for Home
- Philippians 3:20: Occupied With Heaven
- Philippians 3:20: Waiting
- Philippians 3:20. Heavenly Country
- Philippians 3:20: Change Of Address
- Philippians 3:20 The Far Side Of The World
- Philippians 3:20-21: A New Edition
- Philippians 3:20-21: Astonished Joy
- Philippians 3:20-21: We Will Be Like Him!
- Philippians 3:20–4:1 Sunset Hours
- Philippians 3:21: Frozen Heads
- Christians As Athletes - discusses althletic metaphor as used by Paul in Corinthians and Philippians epistles and - Here is an excerpt relarted to Philippians -
IN PHILIPPIANS - Paul also discusses the historical fact of Christ’s resurrection and its crucial importance to living a full and enjoyable Christian life in his Epistle to the Philippians. Thus in Philippians 3:9-11 Paul assumes the historical validity of Christ’s literal, bodily resurrection from the grave. This is a truth he affirms distinctly elsewhere. Indeed, Paul gave formal testimony to having personally met the risen Lord Jesus (Acts 22:6-11; 24:15, 21; 26:15-23). He made Christ’s Resurrection the central theme of many of his sermons (e.g., Acts 13:29-33; 17:29-31). He explained to the early Christians that Christ’s resurrection was not only a historical fact but integral to the believer’s salvation (Ro 5:8-10; 1 Cor. 15:1-19).
Elsewhere Paul taught that Christ’s resurrection is the full proof and assurance of the believer’s own resurrection (Rom. 8:11; 1 Cor. 15:20-51). And not only that, but Paul declared that the risen Christ has taken up His abode in the believer in vital, spiritual, organic union with him (Gal. 2:20; Col. 1:18-20, 27-28). Accordingly, the believer has a ready source for living an abundant life in Christ with great power and personal godliness (Ro 6:5-14). Like Paul, Christians should also have a deep concern that all may come to know the crucified and risen Christ as Savior and Lord (2 Cor. 5:14-21).
All of these truths, taught so clearly elsewhere by Paul, are in view in Philippians 3. With an impassioned eloquence Paul moves from the mention of Christ’s resurrection after His suffering at the cross (Phil. 3:10) to the reality of the believer’s new life here and now as he awaits his own resurrection with the saints to a glorified life hereafter Phil 3:11): (Click for full lengthy discussion)
- Philippians 3:1-14 Called to Suffer and Rejoice
- Philippians 3:1–16 Treasuring Christ Together Because He Is More Valuable Than All Else
- Philippians 3:2-16 Going Hard After the Holy God
- Philippians 3:4–11 Preparing to Know Christ Deeply Through Suffering
- Philippians 3:4-14 The Discontented Christian Life
- Philippians 3:20–21 All Things Subject to the Risen Christ
PRECEPTAUSTIN VERSE BY VERSE COMMENTS
- Philippians 3:1 Commentary
- Philippians 3:2 Commentary
- Philippians 3:3 Commentary
- Philippians 3:4 Commentary
- Philippians 3:5 Commentary
- Philippians 3:6 Commentary
- Philippians 3:7 Commentary
- Philippians 3:8 Commentary
- Philippians 3:9 Commentary
- Philippians 3:10 Commentary
- Philippians 3:11 Commentary
- Philippians 3:12 Commentary
- Philippians 3:13 Commentary
- Philippians 3:14 Commentary
- Philippians 3:15 Commentary
- Philippians 3:16 Commentary
- Philippians 3:17 Commentary
- Philippians 3:18 Commentary
- Philippians 3:19 Commentary
- Philippians 3:20 Commentary
- Philippians 3:21 Commentary
Philippians Inductive Study 16 lessons -- Lesson 1 can be downloaded as Pdf. Links below are to Word transcripts on each lesson
- Lecture 13 Philippians 3 - Beware of Dogs, Deeds, Doctrine
- Lecture 14 Philippians 3 - When I Run, I Feel His Pleasure
- 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 3:1-11 Paul's Fixation
- Philippians 3:1-16 Always Leaning Forward
- Philippians 3:17-4:1 Looking East
- Phil 3:1
- Phil 3:2
- Phil 3:3
- Phil 3:4–6
- Phil 3:5
- Phil 3:6
- Phil 3:7
- Phil 3:8
- Phil 3:9–11
- Phil 3:9
- Phil 3:10
- Phil 3:11
- Phil 3:12
- Phil 3:14
- Phil 3:15
- Phil 3:17
- Phil 3:18–19
- Phil 3:18
- Phil 3:20
- Phil 3:21
- Philippians 3:1, 3:1b, 3:2, 3:2b, 3:3, 3:3b, 3:4, 3:5, 3:5b, 3:5c, 3:6
- Philippians 3:6b, 3:7, 3:8, 3:8b, 3:8c, 3:9, 3:9b, 3:9c, 3:9d, 3:10
- Philippians 3:10b, 3:10c, 3:10d, 3:11, 3:12, 3:12b, 3:13, 3:13b, 3:13c
- Philippians 3:13d, 3:14, 3:14b, 3:15, 3:15b, 3:15c, 3:15d, 3:15e
- Philippians 3:15f, 3:15g, 3:16, 3:16b
- Philippians 3:17 3:17b 3:18 3:19 3:19b 3:20 3:20b 3:21 3:21b
- 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 3:18-20 The Politics of Pilgrims, Part 1
- Philippians 3:18-20 The Politics of Pilgrims, Part 2
- 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
SERMON AUDIO - Large number of PDF'S - Quality may vary so be a Berean. This is not the same resource as "Sermon Central"
- Philippians 3 Sermons - 591 PDFs
- 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 3 Commentary
- Sermon Notes for Philippians 3
- Sermon Notes for Philippians 3:7-14
- Sermon Notes for Philippians 3:9
- Sermon Notes for Philippians 3:14
- Philippians 3:7-14 Holy Aspirations
- Philippians 3:20-21; Philippians 4:5-6 The Believer's Position Expectation And Preparation
- Philippians 3:20 Looking for Jesus
R C SPROUL - Devotionals - Tabletalk
- Philippians 3:1 The Blessing of Repetition
- Philippians 3:2-3 The Threat of Legalism
- Philippians 3:4–6 Paul’s Former Confidence
- Philippians 3:7–9 The Righteousness of God by Faith
- Philippians 3:10-11 Attaining the Resurrection
- Philippians 3:12–14 Pressing Forward
- Philippians 3:12–16 Playing for Keeps
- Philippians 3:15–16 Think This Way
- Philippians 3:17 The Imitation of Paul
- Philippians 3:18–19 The Enemies of the Cross of Christ
- Philippians 3:19 Idolatry Defined
- Philippians 3:20–21 Our Heavenly Citizenship
- 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 3 Exposition
- Philippians 3:1 Daily Devotions- Rejoice!
- Philippians 3:2 Daily Devotions- The Menace of External Religion
- Philippians 3:3 Daily Devotions- True Spirituality
- Philippians 3:4-7 Daily Devotions- Dangerous Confidence
- Philippians 3:8 Daily Devotions- Adequate Living
- Philippians 3:9-11 Daily Devotions- Knowing Him
- Philippians 3:12-14 Daily Devotions- The Great Motive
- Philippians 3:15-21 Daily Devotions- Another Alternative
- Philippians 3:1-11 I Once Was a Stranger to Grace and to God
- Philippians 3:1-11 Would the Real Covenant Community Please Stand Up?
- Philippians 3:12-4:9 Live in Light of Eternity
- Philippians 3:1-14 The Prerequisite for Confidence
- Philippians 3:7-14 An Example of Confidence
- Philippians 3:10-14 Paul's Greatest Desire
- Philippians 3:15-21 Follow Me
THEOLOGY OF WORK PHILIPPIANS
THEOLOGY OF WORK - From the Theology of Work Project. CLICK HERE FOR LIST OF COMMENTARIES ON ALL 66 BOOKS - click "Bible Commentary" in upper left corner, select book of interest. (This work was published as a book in 2014-2016) but is available at no charge on the web.
THIRD MILLENNIUM STUDY NOTES PHILIPPIANS
- Call to Resist Error - Philippians 3:1-4:1
- Resist the Legalists - Philippians 3:1-11
- Rejoice in the Lord! - Philippians 3:1
- Those dogs . . . mutilators of the flesh - Philippians 3:2
- We who are the circumcision - Philippians 3:3
- Paul's sevenfold pedigree - Philippians 3:4-6
- Circumcised on the eighth day - Philippians 3:5
- As for zeal, persecuting the church - Philippians 3:6
- Whatever was to my profit - Philippians 3:7
- Justification and Merit: Why Does God Count Me as Righteous?
- Rubbish - Philippians 3:8
- Justification, Sanctification, and Glorification - Philippians 3:-9-11
- Not having a righteousness of my own - Philippians 3:9
- I want to know Christ - Philippians 3:10
- Attain to the resurrection - Philippians 3:11
- Press Toward the Mark - Philippians 3:12-16
- Not that I have already obtained - Philippians 3:12
- The Goal - Philippians 3:13-14
- All of us who are mature - Philippians 3:15-16
- Resist Antinomianism - Philippians 3:17-4:1
- Following my example - Philippians 3:17
- The Opponents - Philippians 3:18-19
- Even with tears - Philippians 3:18
- Our citizenship is in heaven - Philippians 3:20
- Power . . . to bring everything under his control - Philippians 3:21
- 3:1 Rejoice In The Lord
- 3:2-3 Basic Christianity
- 3:4-9 Finding True Greatness
- 3:10-11 True Christian Aspiration
- 3:12 Stepping Heavenward
- 3:13-14 The Marks Of A Mature Christian
- 3:15-19 Equipping Ourselves For Christian Maturity
- 3:20-4:1 Citizenship and the Sovereign Saviour from heaven
DAVID THOMPSON PHILIPPIANS SERMONS
ALLAN TURNER - 29 pages
INSTRUCTIONS: Click here for links to the messages below. Note that the first message is at the bottom of this page. For the PDF click the dropdown menu under "Downloads" and select "Transcript". "Notes" are more of a summary and "Study" has several questions related to the topic.
- 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
Note: The some of 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 3:12-13 Happy People Never Stop Growing
- Philippians 3:13-14 Forget The Past And Focus On Your Goals Instead
- Philippians 3:13-14 Happiness Habit: Let It Go
- Philippians 3:13-14 Happiness Requires Letting Go
- Philippians 3:13-14 How to Set a FAITH Goal
- Philippians 3:15-16 Make A Not-To-Do List
- Philippians 3:15-16 Create Not-To-Do List Based On Your Purpose
- Philippians 3:3 Devotional - see Aug 12
- Philippians 3:8 Devotional - see July 22
- Philippians 3:8 Devotional - see June 23