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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!
MARK ADAMS - Redlands Baptist Church
- Philippians 4:1-9 A Word for the Worrier
- Philippians 4:6-7; 1 Peter 5:7 I Must Tell Jesus
- Philippians 4:8-9 Psalm 1:1-3The Energizing Impact of Scripture
- Philippians 4:10-23 Marks of Maturity
- Philippians 4:19, Romans 8:32 All You Want for Christmas
- Philippians 3:17-4:1 Living On Earth As If in Heaven
- Philippians 4:6-7 God's Cure for Our Anxieties
- Philippians 4:10-14 From Christ to Contentment
MIKE ANDRUS - audio and transcripts
- Philippians 4:1-3 The Way to Unity
- Philippians 4:4-5 Preventing Worry
- Philippians 4:6-7 Conquering Worry
- Philippians 4:8-9 The Power of Christ-like Thinking
- Philippians 4:10-13 Contentment
- Philippians 4:14-19 The Joy of Giving
- Philippians 4:20-23 Spiritual Relationships
- Philippians Devotionals - click for devotionals below
- 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 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 4:6,7 Do You Have 'Pet Cares'? by Theodore Epp
- Philippians 4:7 Cushion of the Sea - Streams in the Desert
- Philippians 4:7 Perfect Peace by Woodrow Kroll
- Philippians 4:7 The Peace of God in Our Hearts by W. H. G. Thomas
- Philippians 4:7 Never Forsaken by Dr. Woodrow Kroll
- Philippians 4:8,9 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 Strength for the Journey by Woodrow Kroll
- Philippians 4:13 Dust and Destiny by Dr. Warren Wiersbe
- Philippians 4:13 We Can Do It Also by Theodore Epp
- Philippians 4:13 Rejected but Strong by Theodore Epp
- Philippians 4:13 The Key to the Treasury by Theodore Epp
- Philippians 4:17-20 Can You Claim This Promise? by Theodore Epp
- Philippians 4:18 Grow in the Gloom by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman
- Philippians 4:18 Praise Through Sacrifice by Dr. Warren Wiersbe
- Philippians 4:19 Lift Your Eyes by Warren Wiersbe
- Philippians 4:19 This Thing is From Me by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman
- Philippians 4:19 He Satisfies Our Soul from Streams in the Desert
- Philippians 4:19 From Rags to Riches by Dr. Woodrow Kroll
- Philippians 4:1-9 Curing Worrying
- Philippians 4:1-7
- Philippians 4:8-13
- Philippians 4:10-23 Unleash Your Mind, Unleash Your Maturity
- Philippians 4 Commentary
- Philippians 4 Commentary - less Greek
- Philippians 3:12-4:1 Pressing On When the Pressures On
- Philippians 4:4-9 To Rejoice is a Choice
- Philippians 4:10-13 Wanting What You Already Have
- Philippians 4:14-23 Giving God Your Best
CAMBRIDGE BIBLE FOR SCHOOLS - H C G Moule
- 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
- 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
- Philippians 3-4: The Great Expectation
- Philippians 4: Just Among Us Girls
- Philippians 4:3 The Savage Meets The Savior
- Philippians 4:5-7 Worry and Prayer
- Philippians 4:3 Woman's Work in the Church
- Philippians 4:6-7 Prayer and Supplication
- Philippians 4:8 Thinking Heavenward
- Philippians 4:11-12 The Incomparable Lesson
- Philippians 4:13 Spirit of Conquest
- Philippians 4:9-13 The Spirit of Can Do
- Philippians 4:10-12 The Incomparable Lesson
- Philippians 4:13 Spiritual Omnipotence
- Philippians 4:18 Gambling Your Life on God
- Philippians 4:19 All You Need
J R DUMMELOW
- Philippians 3:17-4:1
- Philippians 4:2-7
- Philippians 4:8-9
- Philippians 4:10-20 Content in Every Situation
- Philippians 4:21-23 Grace with Your Spirit
- Philippians 4:2-7 Peace and Joy
- Philippians 4:8, 9 The Things to Fix Upon
- Philippians 4:10-23 Gifts and Sacrifices
FEFC WICHITA SERMONS - most have audio and transcript
A C GAEBELEIN
GENE GETZ VIDEO PRINCIPLES
- Philippians 4:1-9; Standing Firm: No matter our circumstances in life, we are to stand firm in the Lord by being unified in our relationships, by seeking God's help though prayer, and by imitating Jesus Christ. Video
- Philippians 4:10-17; Eternal Rewards: Spiritual leaders whose material needs are being met by fellow Christians should serve Christ faithfully in order to add to their supporters' spiritual rewards in heaven. Video
- 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
L M GRANT
SCOTT GRANT Sermon Notes Philippians
- 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
- Christ —The All-Sufficiency of Life (Philippians 4) – The Upward Look
- The Appeal: Christ —The Four-Fold Blessing of Life (Philippians 1-4)
ROBERT HAWKER - Poor Man's Commentary
F B HOLE
- Philippians 4:1- 7 - How To Handle Stress
- Philippians 4:2- 7 - Conflict and Conciliation
- Philippians 4:2- 7 - Conflict and Conciliation - 2014
- 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 4:10-13 Contentment In All Circumstances
- Philippians 4:10-13 Can't Get No Satisfaction?
- Philippians 4:14-23 - Caring and Sharing
- Philippians 4:11-13 Christian Contentment
- Philippians 4:11-13 Christian Contentment - in depth discussion
- Philippians 4:1 Commentary
- Philippians 4:2 Commentary
- Philippians 4:3 Commentary
- Philippians 4:4 Commentary
- Philippians 4:5 Commentary
- Philippians 4:6 Commentary
- Philippians 4:7 Commentary
- Philippians 4:8 Commentary
- Philippians 4:9 Commentary
- Philippians 4:10 Commentary
- Philippians 4:11 Commentary
- Philippians 4:12 Commentary
- Philippians 4:13 Commentary
- Philippians 4:14 Commentary
- Philippians 4:15 Commentary
- Philippians 4:16 Commentary
- Philippians 4:17 Commentary
- Philippians 4:18 Commentary
- Philippians 4:19 Commentary
- Philippians 4:20 Commentary
- Philippians 4:21 Commentary
- Philippians 4:22 Commentary
- Philippians 4:23 Commentary
H A IRONSIDE
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 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 4:1 - Stedfastness in the Lord
- Philippians 4:2-3 Brotherly Kindness
- Philippians 4:6-7 Prayerfulness and the Peace of God
- Philippians 4:8-9 Summary of Duty
- Philippians 4:10-13 Christian Contentment
- Philippians 4:14-23 Christian Liberality and Its Reward
MAURICE JONES - Westminster Commentaries’ series
J H JOWETT - The High Calling - Meditations on St Paul's Letter to the Philippians
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.
- THE UNWITHERING CHAPLET (Philippians 4:1)
- THE MINISTRY OF CONCILIATION (Philippians 4:2, 3)
- THE ART OF REJOICING (Philippians 4:4)
- THE GRACE OF FORBEARANCE (Philippians 4:5)
- THE CURE FOR CARE (Philippians 4:6)
- THE SENTINEL OF GOD'S PEACE (Philippians 4:7)
- WHAT TO THINK ABOUT(Philippians 4:8)
- THE THINGS WHICH LEAD TO PEACE (Philippians 4:9)
- THE SECRET OF CONTENTMENT (Philippians 4:11).
- THE MIGHTY DYNAMIC (Philippians 4:13)
- CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP (Philippians 4:14)
- THE APOSTLE'S EXCHEQUER (Philippians 4:19, 20)
- THE CONSECRATION OF COURTESY (Philippians 4:21)
- THE SAINTS OF CAESAR'S HOUSEHOLD (Philippians 4:22)
- THE GRACE OF THE LORD JESUS (Philippians 4:23)
H A A KENNEDY - Expositor's Greek Testament Commentary
- 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!
KEITH KRELL - SERMONS
PAUL KRETZMANN - Popular Commentary
- 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
LIFEWAY SERMONS - Various pastors
- Philippians 4:4-7 Say No to Anxiety
- Philippians 4:4-13 Encouragement When You Need It Most
- Philippians 4:11 Contentment: The Learned Virtue
J B LIGHTFOOT
- 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 4:10-20 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
- 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
- Philippians 4:6, 7 Overcoming The Great Barrier to Spiritual Growth
- Philippians 4:4-9 The Cure For Worry
- Philippians 4:8-19 The Hopeful Church
- Philippians 4:14-19 Where Do We Get Our Money From?
- Philippians 4:10-23 God Helps Those Who Help Others
- 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
- Philippians 4:6 Our Daily Homily
- Philippians 4:7 The Fortress of the Heart
- Philippians 4:18 Rich Toward God
H A W MEYER
J R MILLER
- Philippians 4:1-13 Cheerful Counsel for Christians
- Philippians 4:4 Joy of the Lord
- Philippians 4:11-13 Taking Cheerful Views
- Philippians 4:5 A Gentle Heart
G CAMPBELL MORGAN (Brief overview)
- Philippians 4:4-9 God's Alternative to Worry
- Philippians 4:4-9 Exposition
- Philippians 4:4-9 The Practice of Gentleness
- Philippians 4:4-9 The Practice of Nearness
- Philippians 4:4-9 The Practice of Prayer
- Philippians 4:4-9 The Practice of Mentoring
- Philippians 4:8 What's Wrong with Entertainment?
- Philippians 4:13 Strength
- Philippians 4:2 Syntyche
- Philippians 4:3 yokefellow book of life
- Philippians 4:4 Rejoice
- Philippians 4:5 at hand
- Philippians 4:6 in every thing
- Philippians 4:7 peace of God
- Philippians 4:8 .virtue these things
- Philippians 4:9 do God of peace
- Philippians 4:14 communicate
- Philippians 4:17 fruit account
- Philippians 4:19 your need
- Philippians 4 Commentary - Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges
- Philippians 4:1-9 Purity and Peace in the Present Lord - Philippians Studies: Lessons in Faith and Love from St Paul's Epistle to the Philippians
- Philippians 4:10-23 The Collection for St Paul: The Farewell - Philippians Studies:
ROBERT NEIGHBOUR - Living Water Commentary
HENRY NEWLAND (1860)
FREDERICK A NOBLE
- Philippians 4 - Illustrations 4
- Philippians 4 Serve and Be Served
- Philippians 4:1-7 Say "Mercy!"
- Philippians 4:1-7 The Leverage Of Prayer
- Philippians 4:1-9: Conflict Resolution
- Philippians 4:1-9 Think About It
- Philippians 4:1-9: The Worry Box
- Philippians 4:2: Break the Cycle
- Philippians 4:2. Strawberry Mess
- Philippians 4:3: Unheralded Champions
- Philippians 4:4: Rejoice No Matter What!
- Philippians 4:4: Gratitude or Grumbling
- Philippians 4:4: Arranging Your Mind
- Philippians 4:4: Self-Pity Or Rejoicing?
- Philippians 4:4 Rejoice, No Matter What!
- Philippians 4:4-7: Is It Well?
- Philippians 4:4-9: Cast Your Cares
- Philippians 4:4–9 "I'm Really Scared
- Philippians 4:4-13: Pascal’s Prayer
- Philippians 4:4-13: Assembly Required
- Philippians 4:4-13: Get Your “Wanter” Fixed
- Philippians 4:5: How Gentle Are You?
- Philippians 4:5 The Last Chapter
- Philippians 4:6: God Incidents
- Philippians 4:6: Prayer With Thanksgiving
- Philippians 4:6: Have You Prayed?
- Philippians 4:6: Forget Worry
- Philippians 4:6: Keeping Away the Elephants
- Philippians 4:6: Is It Time To Pray?
- Philippians 4:6 Crying Out To God
- Philippians 4:6-7: Prescription For Anxiety
- Philippians 4:6-9: Uncertain Times
- Philippians 4:6-9 Quaking Aspens
- Philippians 4:6–7 Overcoming Worry
- Philippians 4:7: Down But Not Out
- Philippians 4:7: Peaceful Anxiety
- Philippians 4:7: War … Then Peace
- Philippians 4:7: The Search For Peace
- Philippians 4:7: How To Have Peace
- Philippians 4:8 Worth the Calories?
- Philippians 4:8 Accidental Wisdom
- Philippians 4:8: Gatekeepers
- Philippians 4:8: Do You Talk To Yourself?
- Philippians 4:8: Something To Think About
- Philippians 4:8: Buds Of Beauty
- Philippians 4:8 A Powerful Lesson
- Philippians 4:8. Thought Control
- Philippians 4:8: Think Together
- Philippians 4:4–9 Does It Spark Joy?
- Philippians 4:8: The Gift Of Thought
- Philippians 4:8 Does It Spark Joy?
- Philippians 4:8: What's The Connection?
- Philippians 4:8-13 The View from the Mountain
- Philippians 4:9.Not Saying Goodbye
- Philippians 4:10-13: Job’s Principle
- Philippians 4:10-13: What Is That to You?
- Philippians 4:10-18 Love And Support
- Philippians 4:10-19: Fast Feet
- Philippians 4:10-20: On The Fringe
- Philippians 4:10-20 More, More, More
- Philippians 4:10-20: Be Content
- Philippians 4:11: Enough
- Philippians 4:11 Feeling Chained?
- Philippians 4:11: Free To Choose
- Philippians 4:11 The Greenest Grass
- Philippians 4:11: Little Or Much
- Philippians 4:11: Happiness Is …
- Philippians 4:11: Be Coachable!
- Philippians 4:11-12: A Good Surrender
- Philippians 4:13: The Power Of Weakness
- Philippians 4:13: Choose Your Color
- Philippians 4:13: Always Available
- Philippians 4:13 With God's Help
- Philippians 4:13 Lighten The Load
- Philippians 4:13: The Strength We Need
- Philippians 4:15-20 An Answer For Everything
- Philippians 4:18: A Note Of Thanks
- Philippians 4:18 Fragrant Living
- Philippians 4:19: God's Checks Never Bounce
- Philippians 4:19: The Little Things Too
- Philippians 4:19: The Lord Will Provide
- Philippians 4:19: Lunch Provided
- Philippians 4:19 Front-Porch Relief
- Philippians 4:19: Blues-Chasers
- Philippians 4:19: The Little Things Too
- Philippians 4:19: The Ultimate Giver
- Philippians 4:19: Absolute Needs
PASTOR LIFE - sermons
- Philippians 4:13 Christ, Our Life - Tom Hayes
- Philippians 4:19 God's Great Supply - Paul E. Brown
- Philippians 4:4-7 Peace - J. Robert White
- Philippians 4:6-7 Everything By Prayer - Johnny Hunt
- Philippians 4:7 How To Think Positively and Biblically - Johnny Hunt
- Philippians 4:7-8 How To Think Positively and Biblically (2) - Johnny Hunt
- Philippians 4:8 Last Things First - Part 4 - David E. Owen
- Philippians 4:8 Get Smart - J. Gerald Harris
- Philippians 4:8-9 The Building of the Biblical Mind - Johnny Hunt
J B GOUGH PIDGE
- Philippians 4:4–7 Let Your Requests Be Made Known to God
- Philippians 4:19-20 God Will Supply Your Every Need - a 10' "Look at the Book" tutorial
WILLIAM S PLUMER
ALFRED PLUMMER (1919)
PREACHER'S HOMILETICAL COMMENTARY
Philippians Inductive Study 16 lessons -- Lesson 1 can be downloaded as Pdf. Links below are to Word transcripts on each lesson
- Lecture 15 Philippians 4 -How NOT to be Thrown by Worry
- Lecture 16 Philippians 4 - Learn How to Handle Your Thoughts, Be Content
- 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
- 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
- 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
A T ROBERTSON - 1917 commentary distinct from above resource
- Philippians 4:1-7 How's Your Heart?
- Philippians 4:6 No Regret Living
- 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
- Philippians 4:6 The Privilege of Prayer
- Philippians 4:6 Since God Knows Everything, Why Should We Pray?
- Philippians 4:6-7 Navigating through Thanksgiving When Your Ship’s Run Aground
- Philippians Commentary (150 pages) - published 2005
- Philippians 4:1-3 ( doc, pdf)
- Philippians 4:4-7 ( doc, pdf)
- Philippians 4:8-9 ( doc, pdf)
- Philippians 4:10-13 ( doc, pdf)
- Philippians 4:14-19 ( doc, pdf)
- Philippians 4:20-23 ( doc, pdf)
SERMON AUDIO - Large number of PDF'S - Quality may vary so be a Berean. This is not the same resource as "Sermon Central"
- Philippians 4 Sermons - 745 PDFs
- 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
- Philippians 1 Commentary
- Philippians 4 Notes
- Philippians 4 -- Sermon Notes for Philippians 4
- Philippians 4:6 -- Sermon Notes for Philippians 4:6
- Through the Bible Series - Click C2000
- Study Guide for Philippians- Click Study Guides
R C SPROUL - Devotionals - Tabletalk
- Philippians 4:1 Standing Firm in the Lord
- Philippians 4:2–3 Agreeing in the Lord
- Philippians 4:4–7 Don’t Worry, Be Joyful
- Philippians 4:4–7 Don’t Worry, Be Joyful
- Philippians 4:4–5a The Mandate to Rejoice
- Philippians 4:5b–7 Prayer and Peace
- Philippians 4:8 Literature
- Philippians 4:8–9 Discerning the Good
- Philippians 4:10–12 Meeting Paul’s Need
- Philippians 4:13 Strength in Christ
- Philippians 4:14–17 Not the Gift but the Fruit
- Philippians 4:6-7
- Philippians 4:9
- Philippians 4:11
- Philippians 4:12
- Philippians 4:19
- Philippians 4 Exposition
- 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
- Philippians: Christ, Our Confidence and Our Strength -Overview of entire book
- Philippians 4:1-9 Standing While Running
- Philippians 4:10-20 To Be Content
- Philippians 4:1 Standing While Running Devotional
- Philippians 4:2-5 The Cure to Conflict Devotional
- Philippians 4:6-7 The Cure to Worry Devotional
- Philippians 4:8-9 Positive Thinking Devotional
- Philippians 4:10-13 To Be Content Devotional
- Philippians 4:14-18 Why Give? Devotional
- Philippians 4:19-23 God's Supply Devotional
- Philippians 4:1-23 Don't Worry
- Philippians 4:6-9 The Cure for Worry
- Philippians 4:10-23 Provision for Worry
THIRD MILLENNIUM STUDY NOTES PHILIPPIANS
- Stand Firm - Philippians 4:1
- Exhortations for the Church - Philippians 4:2-3
- I plead . . . I plead - Philippians 4:2
- Yokefellow - Philippians 4:3
- Rejoice - Philippians 4:4
- Gentleness - Philippians 4:5
- Do not be anxious - Philippians 4:6
- Peace of God . . . all understanding - Philippians 4:7
- A life of pondering - Philippians 4:8
- A life of practice - Philippians 4:9
- Contentment and Partnership - Philippians 4:10-20
- Contentment in Circumstances - Philippians 4:10-13
- You had no opportunity - Philippians 4:10
- I am in need - Philippians 4:11-12
- I can do everything - Philippians 4:13
- Partnership in Ministry - Philippians 4:14-20
- Share . . . in my troubles - Philippians 4:14
- In the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel - Philippians 4:15-16
- Joy in acts of worship - Philippians 4:17-18
- And my God will meet all your needs - Philippians 4:19-20
- Closing - Philippians 4:21-23
- All the saints in Christ Jesus - Philippians 4:21
- All the saints send you greetings - Philippians 4:22
- The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ - Philippians 4:23
- 4:1-3 Relationships in Love and Pain
- 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord Always
- 4:5-6 Kept By the Peace of God
- 4:6-7 The Peace of God
- 4:8-9 Thinking Through the Best Virtues
- 4:10-11 Attaining Christian Contentment
- 4:12-13 I Can Do All Things Through Christ
- 4:14-20 My God Shall Supply All Your Needs
- 4:20 To God Be Glory For Ever And Ever
- 4:21&22 Greeting One Another In Christ
- 4:23 The Grace Of The Lord Jesus Christ
DAVID THOMPSON PHILIPPIANS SERMONS
- Philippians 4:1-3
- Philippians 4:4-7
- Philippians 4: 8-9
- Philippians 4: 10-14
- Philippians 4:15-20
- Philippians 4:21-23
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 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
C J VAUGHN
- St. Paul's Epistle to the Philippians - commentary (1885)
- St. Paul's Epistle to the Philippians - Lectures (1862)
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 4:4 When Times Are Tough, Thank God
- Philippians 4:4 Be Thankful Even In These Tough Times
- Philippians 4:4 Be Thankful Even in Tough Times
- Philippians 4:6 In All Things, Be Joyful
- Philippians 4:6 Happiness Habit: Your Faith Grows With Your Generosity
- Philippians 4:6 Stress Management: Don’t Worry!
- Philippians 4:6, 19, Matthew 6:11 When You Pray, Give Your Worries To God
- Philippians 4:6-7 Happiness Habit: The Power of Grateful Prayers
- Philippians 4:6-7 God’s Voice Will Bring Peace
- Philippians 4:6-7 What Are You Worried About?
- Philippians 4:6-7 Grateful Prayer Brings Peace
- Philippians 4:6-7 Obedience Without Anxiety
- Philippians 4:6-7 Trust In God’s Loving Care
- Philippians 4:6-7 The Power of Grateful Prayers
- Philippians 4:6, 8 Trust One Day At A Time
- Philippians 4:7 Christmas Brings The Peace Of God
- Philippians 4:7 Happiness Habit: Investments in Eternity
- Philippians 4:7 How To Recognize God’s Voice – The Seventh Test
- Philippians 4:8 Stress Management Starts in the Mind
- Philippians 4:8 Happiness Habit: Be Generous
- Philippians 4:8 Defeat Bad Thoughts By Thinking Of Something Better
- Philippians 4:11-13 Accept What Cannot Be Changed
- Philippians 4:12-13 Surrender Your Dream to Jesus
- Philippians 4:13 Confidence: Be Confident In God
- Philippians 4:13 God Is Stronger Than We Think
- Philippians 4:13 Trust: Responding To The Holy Spirit
- Philippians 4:13 To Get God’s Power, Give Him Your Trust
- Philippians 4:13 (Isaiah 40:29) How to Get God’s Power in Your Life
- Philippians 4:13 God Says You're Capable
- Philippians 4:19 Trust Your Finances To God's Provision
- Philippians 4:19 Your Choice: Panic or Pray
- Philippians 4:19 God's Financial Provision - Ask Him For Help
- Philippians 4:19 How God Uses Your Job To Provide For You
- Philippians 4:19 Don’t Worry. Trust God!
- Philippians 4:19 God’s Financial Provision: Ask Him For Help
- Philippians 4:19 God Provides on the Way to the Miracle
THOMAS WATSON - an entire book on a single verse
G C WILLIS
- Philippians 4:19 Devotional - see July 9
- Philippians 4:6 Devotional - see July 8
- Philippians Commentary - Verse by Verse Comments - recommended
- Philippians 3:12-4:1: Straining Forward/Standing Firm
- Philippians 4:2-9: The God of Peace Will Be With You
- Philippians 4:10-23: Rags, Riches & Relationships