Philippians

Lesson Number

Class Date

Subject

Philippians 225

Jun 22, 08

Communion; application principles of Phil 4: 19; God blesses us so that we can give to His ministries; Phil 4:20-21; giving God the glory; “saints”-set apart ones

Jun 15, 08

See Guest Speaker: Charlie Clough - Suffering 03, 04

Jun 8, 08

See Guest Speaker: Charlie Clough - Suffering 01, 02

Philippians 224

Jun 1, 08

Communion; application principles of Phil 4: 19; God blesses us so that we can give to His ministries; Phil 4:20-21; giving God the glory; “saints”-set apart ones

Philippians 223

Jun 1, 08

Phil 4:19; resupplied, filled to the brim; giving form pure motivation; Rom 12:8; 2 Cor 8:1-5; God resupplies according to His riches; Ps 50:10; receiving more than we give; Pro 11:24-25; God gives us the ability to give; 2 Cor 9:6-8; 2 Pet 1:2

May 25, 08

See Holiday Specials: 08 Memorial Day Special

Philippians 222

May 25, 08

Phil 4:18-19; living a life that is a sweet-smelling aroma to God; our deficiencies from giving are resupplied by God from His heavenly resources

Philippians 221

May 18, 08

Phil 4:18; Giving of the Church and Christian service equated to the Levitical offerings, a sweet-smelling aroma to God

Philippians 220

May 18, 08

Who is our family? Importance of the  relationship of believer to believer; Matt12:46ff; Heb 13:1; Titus 3:12-14; Col 3:12ff; Phil 2:3-4; Eph 4:31-5:2

Philippians 219

May 11, 08

Phil 4:18; God provides us exactly what we need and exactly what He wants us to have; comparison of gifts to Levitical offerings; five offerings of Israel; Lev 1-5; the difference between obedience and compliance; Heb 13:16-21; Rom 12:1-2

Philippians 218

May 11, 08

Tribute to Jerome Houston; Ps 23; Phil 4:18; significance of fasting; production of fruit in time has eternal consequences

Philippians 217

May 4, 08

Communion; reasons Jesus established the Lord’s supper on the night before He was crucified; Doctrine of Fruit or Production, cont.

Philippians 216

May 4, 08

Phil 4:14-20 review; Doctrine of Fruit or Production; parable of the sower, Matt 13, Luke 9; parable of the Vine and the branches, Jn 15

Philippians 215

Apr 27, 08

Phil 4: 17; supporting those in ministry; 1 Cor 9:1-14; Gal 6:6; making earthly investments in ministry brings heavenly dividends

Philippians 214

Apr 27, 08

Phil 4:14-16; participating in the ministry of others through giving; grace principles of giving and receiving

Philippians 213

Apr 20, 08

Philippians 212

Apr 20, 08

Php 4:10-14. For their generous gift, which had fallen short of the apostle's needs, Paul thanked the Philippians; they had done well sharing in his distress. Even without necessities, Paul had learned to be content. God has a plan for each of our lives—a plan which He is able to execute whether we have a little or a lot. Outside pressures do not need to translate into stress; with Bible doctrine fortifying our souls, we can endure with inner tranquility and contentment (Jas 1:2f; 1 Pet 1:6).

Philippians 211

Apr 13, 08

Phil 4:10-13; having contentment with what God has  given, in all circumstances, and not in the things of life; 2 Cor 9:1-8; the sufficiency of God’s grace; Jas 1:2-4; God- given opportunities to strengthen our souls

Philippians 210

Apr 13, 08

Phil 4:10-13; spiritual growth results in the a desire to support God’s work however we can; thanksgiving for God-given opportunities to give

Philippians 209

Apr 6, 08

Communion; four views of the elements of the Communion Service; Phil 4:10; “care” is thinking of others

Philippians 208

Apr 6, 08

Phil 4:10-20; Paul’s response to the Philippians gift; rejoicing in the Philippians fulfillment of service to God; the Lord uses human hands t o accomplish His designs because it gives us opportunities to serve Him and the outworking of His will

Philippians 207

Mar 30, 08

Phil 4:8-9; Paul commands how we are  to be thinking—honest, true , factual, respectable, honorable, noble, pure, amiable; considerate, virtuous, praiseworthy; controlling our thinking results in controlling our actions

Philippians 206

Mar 30, 08

Phil 4:6-9; prayer is not the solution to our problems but opens the path to the Person who has the solution, God; the peace of God dependent upon our knowledge of His word and the filling of the Holy Spirit; controlling our thinking; checking negative thinking 

Philippians 205

Mar 16, 08

Phil 4:6-9; Gen. George S. Patton’s attitude toward prayer; guest speaker: Evangelist Gary Horton

Philippians 204

Mar 16, 08

Phil 4:6-9; importance of studying Bible verses in context; we are commanded to be in constant communication with God the Father through prayer; 1 Thess 5:17; 

Philippians 203

Mar 2, 08

Communion; Phil 4:7; biblical concepts of prayer; prayer life produces stability, tranquility, harmony, and peace

Philippians 202

Mar 2, 08

Phil 4:6; principles of prayer; protocol for prayer

Philippians 201

Feb 24, 08

Phil 4:6; faith rest life illustration—Moses; Num 14:11 ff;  tested by God, Moses cycles Bible doctrine in his soul; Paul contrasts two ways of life: worry or anxiety and moment-by-moment occupation with the Lord, “in everything be praying”; pray without ceasing; 1 Thess 5:17

Philippians 200

Feb 24, 08

Phil 4:6; worry illustration-Abram; Gen 15; occupation with the details of life; sin of worry and fear ignore the promises of God

Philippians 199

Feb 17, 08

Phil 4:6; application of the promises of God; doctrinal rationales; fear, a result of loss of fellowship with God; 1 Tim 2:10-13; we are as bound to God as He is to His character

Philippians 198

Feb 17, 08

Phil 4:6; believing the promises of God; Doctrine of the Essence of God cont.

Philippians 197

Feb 10, 08

Doctrine of the Essence of God cont.

Philippians 196

Feb 10, 08

Phil 4:6; the faith-rest life; Doctrine of the Essence of God

Philippians 195

Feb 3, 08

Communion; Phil 4:6 cont.; how not to worry, the faith rest drill; the promises of God; Isa 40:31; 41:10,13; Rom 8:26-28; Eph 1; the essence of God

Philippians 194

Feb 3, 08

Phil 4:6; the sin of worry and anxiety; Christ’s mandate not to worry in Matt 6:2-24

Philippians 193

Jan 27, 08

Phil 4:5; Doctrine of Imminency

Philippians 192

Jan 27, 08

Phil 4:5; Book of Life; “overcomes,” those who endure; Rev 3:5, 21; figure of speech “at hand”; Rev 1:1,3; 22:6-10; Mat 24:43; 1 Thess 5:2-3

Philippians 191

Jan 20, 08

Phil 4:4-5; our lives are in the sovereign hands of God; His wisdom integrates every event for our maturity and His glorification; Ps 23; Jas 1:2; Ps 33:20-22; our gracious actions are a testimony to others; 1 Tim 3:3; Titus 3:2; 1 Pet 2:18

Philippians 190

Jan 20, 08

Phil 4:4; review Book of Life; Rev 3:4-5; Isa 4:3; our happiness and tranquility in life is not based on our circumstances but on our knowledge of the Lord; 2 Pet 3:18

Philippians 189

Jan 13, 08

Phil 4:3; Paul considers the work of the Lord to be a  co-ed and team effort; though possessing different spiritual gifts, women are equal partners and vital to the fulfillment of the plan of God; Book of Life; Ps 69:28; Rev 13:8; 17:8; 20:11-15

Philippians 188

Jan 13, 08

Phil 4:2-3; the Word of God is the solution to everyday problems; it is a system of thought designed to reside in our souls to give us the divine perspective; it is not mystical nor philosophical stimulation but purposeful and useful; Paul urges more dynamic leadership is resolving disputes in the church

Philippians 187

Jan 6, 08

Php 4:2. Paul directly and publicly addresses Euodia and Syntyche, urging them to agree with each other. Because of their common bond in the Lord, these women needed to stop striving and begin thinking in terms of humility, unity, and impersonal love. The standard that Paul uses for person-to-person relationships is the believer's position in the Lord (Col 3:18-23; Eph 5:22-25). Daily prayer can help facilitate our change of attitude.

Philippians 186

Jan 6, 08

Php 4:1. Paul exhorts the beloved Philippians to stand fast in the Lord. Also used in Paul's description of the armor of God (Eph 6:11-14), stand fast is a military term meaning to hold one's ground. To do so the matured believer must be prepared by consistent and determined training in God's Word. His confidence resides in knowing that the LJC is faithful, that his citizenship is in heaven, and that he is in Christ.

Philippians 185

Dec 30, 07

Phil 4:1; crowns in Scripture: 1 Cor 9:24-25; Matt 27:29; 2 Tim 4:6-8; Jas 1:12; Rev 2:8-10; 1 Pet 5:1-4; Rev 4:4-9

Philippians 184

Dec 30, 07

Phil 4:1; “brethren” emphasizes the family aspect of the Body of Christ and Paul’s love for them; Col 4:7; Rom 16:1, 23; 1 Thess 4:9; Paul’s joy in the Philippians spiritual advance; eternal crowns/rewards

Philippians 183

Dec 23, 07

Phil 3:20-21; order of the Rapture; 1 Thess 4:13-18; 1 Cor 15:50-58; significance of Paul’s repetitious use of key words; the believer’s resurrection body; description of glory; 1 Cor 15:35-49; (second service- Christmas special)

Philippians 182

Dec 16, 07

Phil 3:21; transformation of our lowly, inferior bodies to glorious body like Christ’s to truly appreciate our heavenly citizenship

Philippians 181

Dec 16, 07

Phil 3:30; the hope of resurrection connected with our citizenship in heaven; Jesus Christ is Savior; Luke 2:8-11; Jn 4:39-42; 1 Jn 2:2; 4:14; 1 Tim 4:10; Isa 49:26; Titus 2:11-13

Philippians 180

Dec 9, 07

Phil 3:20; our focus in this world should be on our citizenship in heaven; Jesus Christ’s description of heaven; Jn 14:2-3; build up treasures in heaven not on earth; Matt 6:19-21, 24-34;  the Lord supplies those who serve Him and the kingdom; our eager anticipation based on our citizenship. (There is no “b” session on 12-09-07 due to NCBC annual meeting)

Philippians 179

Dec 2, 07

Communion; cont. principles of citizenship; dual citizenship requires that we both fulfill our earthly responsibilities and live our lives in the light of eternity; Heb 13:14

Philippians 178

Dec 2, 07

Phil 3:20; cont. principles of citizenship; we have a dual citizenship, on earth and in heaven; Act 16:37; 22:25-28; exercising rights of a citizen; Acts 25:10-11; submitting to earthly authority; Rom 13:1-5

Philippians 177

Nov 25, 07

Phil 3:19 cont.; false teachers boasted in the flesh and earthly accomplishments but not in spiritual things and the grace of God; Gal 4:8-10; 6:11-13; Col 2:8, 20-3:2; legalism not  the basis for our salvation or spiritual life; principles of citizenship

Philippians 176

Nov 25, 07

Phil 3:17-19; “cross of Christ” refers to Christ’s once for all death for all mankind, His finished work on the cross; 1 Tim 4:10; 1 Jn 2:2 ; enemies of the cross are those who in some way reject the redemptive work of Christ on the cross; Acts 15:1-5; Gal2:20-21; 5:1-6; Paul’s compassion for those who end is destruction is an example to us.

Philippians 175

Nov 18, 07

Origins of the Thanksgiving Holiday; Ps 100:1-5; Phil 3:17-18; apostolic team walked in harmony and were a pattern  for the assemblies; Jn 20:25; 1 Cor 10:6,11; Titus 2:7; 1 Pet 5:1-2; 1 Tim 4:12; Paul warns to against the false teachers and heretics who are enemies of the cross employing Satan’s tactics

Philippians 174

Nov 18, 07

Tony snow’s testimony; God doesn’t promise us tomorrow, but H e does promise eternity; Phil 3:17; Paul’s emphasis on imitating him in unity; pattern for imitation; 1 Cor 4:14-16; 10:31-11:1; Eph 4:31-5:2; Phil 2:5-11

Philippians 173

Nov 4, 07

Communion; Phil 3:16; Paul emphasizes unity of the Body of Christ in advancing in step, shoulder to shoulder; Rom 4:12; Gal 5:25, 6:16

Philippians 172

Nov 4, 07

Phil 3:15; like-minded--no deep disagreement in the church at Philippi; Paul, not yet achieved the goal; Paul’s leadership traits; he exhorts all believers to press on in God’s plan for their lives; God convicts of the truth.

Philippians 171

Oct 28, 07

Phil 3:13-14; disregarding those things which are behind; pressing toward the goal of spiritual maturity takes effort as an athlete dedicates his life to training for the Olympic games;  on our part; receiving the prize at the Judgment Seat of Christ

Philippians 170

Oct 28, 07

Phil 3:12; laying hold of that for which the Lord laid hold of us; pursuing God’s plan for our lives

Philippians 169

Oct 21, 07

Phil 3:11 cont.; Doctrine of the Imminency of the Rapture; 1 Jn 2:26-28; Jas 5:7-8; Rev 22:20-21

Philippians 168

Oct 21, 07

Phil 3:11 cont.; review Doctrine of the Rapture;  anticipating the blessed hope; Titus 2:3’ Church Age believer’s destiny in heaven; Philip 3:20-21;  1Thess 4:13-18

Philippians 167

Oct 14, 07

Phil 3:11 cont.; two resurrections; origin of the term “Rapture”; 1 Thess 4:13-18; Jn 13:36-14 :3; 1 Thess 1:9-10; Titus 2:3, 11-13; Jas 5:7-8; 1 Pet 1:13; Phil 3:20-21; 1 Cor 15:51-53

Philippians 166

Oct 14, 07

Phil 3:11; Paul has no doubts that he will be raised out form the dead Christ has risen from the dead; the Rapture; Current day Corban -- dedicating all ones time to the Lord so that one has no time to serve the Lord.

Philippians 165

Oct 7, 07

Communion. Php 3:10-11. To be conformed to Christ's death doesn't mean that believers are to be miserable in life or ascetics. On the contrary, the one who is conformed no longer follows the lusts of the sin nature; instead of serving self, he is focused on serving the Lord. Gal 5:16-26 presents a picture of this conformity. A corrected translation of Php 3:11 helps to clarify that Paul doesn't doubt the certainty of the resurrection; but how it will occur, this he does not know.

Philippians 164

Oct 7, 07

Phil 3:10; being conformed to His death; Paul entwines our lives with Christ’s; Rom 6:4-8, 8:17; a new life after salvation

Philippians 163

Sep 30, 07

Phil 3:10; knowing Christ; the power of His resurrection is the power that raises us out of spiritual death and operates in our daily lives to give us victory over the power of sin in our lives; Rom 12:2; 2 Cor 3:18; Eph 1:15-18; as believer we live in enemy territory; Mat 20:23

Philippians 162

Sep 30, 07

Phil 3:9-11; review eternal life, everlasting life, and enduring life

Philippians 161

Sep 23, 07

Phil 3:7-11; physical death the result of spiritual death; personal sin not the basis of judgment; Doctrine of Justification; mechanics of justification

Philippians 160

Sep 23, 07

Phil 3:7-11; Doctrine of Imputation; mechanics of imputation; real and judicial imputations; legal precedence set; impartation

Philippians 159

Sep 16, 07

Phil 3:9-12; biblical concept of imputation; church history view of imputation and condemnation; imputation vs. impartation

Philippians 158

Sep 16, 07

Phil 3:7-9; Doctrine of Imputation and Justification; Rom 5:12-21

Philippians 157

Sep 9, 07

Phil 3:9-10; definition of faith; growing in the knowledge of Christ transforms our lives; Rom 12:2; 2; Cor 3:18; power of the resurrection works daily in our lives; Rom 6:2, 22; 1 Pet 2:21; Rom 6:1-11

Philippians 156

Sep 9, 07

Phil 3:9; principles regarding the Mosaic Law

Philippians 155

Sep 2, 07

Communion; Phil 3:9 cont. baptism of the Spirit

Philippians 154

Sep 2, 07

Man’s labor; Gen 2:15; Phil 3:9; baptism of the Spirit

Philippians 153

Aug 26, 07

Phil 3: 9; the baptism of the Holy Spirit and the top and bottom circle con’t;  our position in Christ; 2 Cor 5:17; guarantee of eternal security; Rom 8:38-39; temporal reality-fellowship/walk v. carnality; 1 Jn 1:6; Gal 5:16; Eph 5:18; recovery from carnality; Gal 5:19-21; 1 Cor 3:1-3; 1 Jn 1:9

Philippians 152

Aug 26, 07

Phil 3: 9; Paul continues the accounting theme; “in Christ”; three stages of salvation; the top and bottom circle—temporal and eternal realities of the spiritual life; the baptism of the Holy Spirit; Mat 3:11; Luke 3:16; 1 Cor 12:13; 1:2, 30; Rom 8:1

Philippians 151

Aug 19, 07

Phil 3:8; Gains, losses, and skubala cont.; knowledge of Christ is incomparable; Christ criticized religious leaders for not knowing Him; Jn 7:28; 17:1-3; eternal destiny of the believer is to be with Christ, not just go to heaven; 1Thess 4:17

Philippians 150

Aug 19, 07

Josh 11:8-15; the size of Joshua’s force; Num 26:1ff; the promises of God; Rom 8:32; 1 Cor 2:9; 2 Cor 4:16-18; Job 12:7-12; Joshua’s complete obedience to the words of God

Philippians 149

Aug 12, 07

Phil 3:6;  study of Judaism cont.; Deut 14:21; Lev 21:5; prohibitions against pagan practices; distortion of the Sabbath and ceremonial cleanliness; Mk 2:23-28; Matt 15:1-2 cf. Exo 30:17-21; quotes from the Mishnah—“yadah, yadah, yadah”

Philippians 148

Aug 12, 07

Phil 3:6 cont.; study of Judaism, the Talmud, the distortion of the Mosaic Law and the building of legalism; Matt 15:1-20; 5:17-20; the righteous of men

Philippians 147

Aug 5, 07

Communion; columbarium or dovecote became repository for ashes of the deceased;  birds used in the Levitical sacrifices;  Christ’s victory over death on the cross; 1 Cor 15:20, 22, 50-58; Isa 25:6-8; Heb 2:14-15; Rom 5:12; 2 Cor 5:21; Eph 1:7; Deut 14:21; fencing the Mosaic law.

Philippians 146

Aug 5, 07

Phil 3:6 cont.; study of Judaism;  claiming “Corban”; Mk 7:1-13;  tradition of the fathers—the Talmud, Mishnah, and Gemara; legalism of the Pharisees; Matt 5:20; example of fencing the Mosaic law; Deut 14:21

Philippians 145

Jul 29, 07

Phil 3:6 cont., study of Judaism;  Hasidic Jews; Pharisees; Sadducees; scribes; Sanhedrin; the destruction of the Temple; the dispersion of the Jews to central and eastern Europe and Spain and their decimation in WWII.

Philippians 144

Jul 29, 07

Phil 3:6; Paul’s misplaced zeal as a Pharisee; Acts 8-9; 22:4-5; 26:9-14; Pharisees-the most religious people of the most religious race in the most religious country on the face of the earth-set the standard for righteousness in Israel; Matt 5:20

Philippians 143

Jul 22, 07

Study of the Pharisees cont.; study of the Essenes and Sadducees

Philippians 142

Jul 22, 07

Phil 3:2-6 cont., study of the Pharisees

Philippians 141

Jul 15, 07

Paul’s had a distinguished Jewish pedigree and was well known and unsurpassed as a Pharisee, a master achiever with no spiritual content; Philp 3:4-5; 1 Tim 1:11-15; Acts 8:1-3; 9:1-9; 22:1-8, 17-21; Rom 11:1

Philippians 140

Jul 15, 07

Continuing to emphasize circumcision, Paul’s presents his qualifications to boast to destroy the case of the Judaizers Philp 3:4

Philippians 139

Jul 8, 07

Israel report-Capernaum; Jewish pride unfounded; Deut 7:6; 9:4; boasting in Christ not in the accomplishments of the flesh; Philp 3:3

Philippians 138

Jul 8, 07

Obedience to God more important than sacrifices and circumcision; 1 Sam 15:22; acceptable service to God performed in the Spirit; Jn 4:24; Jewish priestly service is now Christian service; Philp 3:3

Philippians 137

Jul 1, 07

Communion  Service; last hours of Jesus before the cross; Luke 21:37; 22:10, 12, 39; Jn 18:1, 12, 24; 19:14

Philippians 136

Jul 1, 07

Paul describes the Body of Christ; the true circumcision;  Philp 3:3; Lev 26:39-41; Deut 10:12-16; Rom 2:25-29; Col 2:11

Philippians 135

Jun 24, 07

David and Goliath; I Sam 17; Islam and the House of Submission and the House of War; report on Israel trip- Megiddo

Philippians 134

Jun 24, 07

Christian's responsibility with regard to Islamic terrorism; review of Philippians  3;  Paul emphasis on the scavengers who preyed upon the spiritually weak and vulnerable; biblical principles of circumcision; Philp 3:2

Philippians 133

Jun 16, 07

Report on Israel trip; witness for Yahweh at Mt. Carmel far-reaching; 1 Kgs 18; Paul’s description of Judaizers continues and he invents a word, katatome, to lampoon them; Philp 3:2

Philippians 132

Jun 16, 07

Report on Israel trip; Peter’s attention refocused in Joppa and Caesarea to include the Gentiles in the Church Age; Acts 10;  Beware of those teaching false doctrine; Paul’s 3-fold description on the Judaizers; Phil 3:2; dogs in the Middle East; 1 Kgs 14:11; 16:24;21:19; 1 Sam 17:43; Ps 59:6, 14; Matt 7:6

Philippians 131

Jun 3, 07

Communion Service; building doctrine in our souls and defending our souls with the Word of God; just as Paul as a Pharisee understood the  dangers of Judaism  so we must understand the dangers of Islam; Philp 3:1; Neh 4:15; good instruction involves repetition; 2 Pet 1:12-15

Philippians 130

Jun 3, 07

Paul contrasts human righteousness vice divine righteousness received at salvation; positional, progressive and ultimate sanctification; command to rejoice in the Lord whatever your circumstances; Philp 3:1

Philippians 129

May 27, 07

When were angels created? Job 38:1-7; 1:6; Gen 6:1 How do we interpret Gen 1:1 and 2? tohu and bohu; Is 24:10; 34:11; 45:18; 1Jn 1:5; Jer 4:23; fall of Satan; Is 14:12-14; Matt 25:41

Philippians 128

May 27, 07

Significance of Memorial Day; Peter forewarns about evolutionists; 2 Pet 3:1-7; dinosaurs in Scripture; Gen 1:24-25; Job 40:15-24; 41:ff; death came with Adam’s original sin; Rom 5:12-14;  creation affected by the Fall; Rom 8:18-22

Philippians 127

May 20, 07

Current attack on the church--global warning;  “kind” in Genesis broader than species; genetics and evolution; Gen 1:11,13, 20-26; color of Adam ; Gen 25:30; Num 19:2

Philippians 126

May 20, 07

The attack on Genesis;  presuppositions of the  evolutionary position;  facts of science supports the truth of the Bible; Ps 14:1-25 19:1-14; Rom 1:18

Philippians 125

May 13, 07

Doctrine of Humility cont.;  the perfect example of humility, the humanity of Christ; Philp 2:1-11; His obedience was learned; Luke 2:49; 22 :42; Heb 4:15; 5:8, 12; 12:1-2; Matt 4:1-10; biblical humility is the quality that allows us to live the Christian way of life; 2Cor 12:3-10; Matt 11: 28-29; 20:25-28; Pro 18:12; 29:23

Philippians 124

May 13, 07

Doctrine of Humility cont.;  provision for humility at spiritual birth; Jn 3:1-3; 3:31; 19:11; 1 Pet 1:22-25; obedience; Ps 119:9;  mandates and priorities delineated in the Word of God; Rom 6:12; 12:2; Philp 1:27-2:4;  the authority of the pastor teacher; Eph 4:11-13; Heb 13:17; 1 Pet 5:5-6; growing in grace and honoring God; 2 Pet 3 :14-18

Philippians 123

May 6, 07

Communion Service; Luke 22:7ff;  question about carnivores; Gen 1:29-30; 2:18; 9:1-3; Doctrine of Humility, cont.; the laws of divine establishment provision for humility at birth; enforced humility in the home; Deut 6:4-6; Eph 6:1-3; Col 3:20; child’s obedience to parental authority/enforced humility in the home is the key to attainment of genuine humility

Philippians 122

May 6, 07

Doctrine of Humility, cont.; mandate for humility; Pro 3:33-35; Rom 1:18ff; Jas 4:5-7;  humility the proper motivation ad orientation to authority, life, and self; biblical humility essential for Christian service; Num 12:3-8; Phil 2:3; Col :12-13

Philippians 121

Apr 29, 07

Doctrine of Humility, cont.; worshipping the creature rather than the Creator; Rom 1:18-25; walking worthy of your calling; Eph 4:1;  humility, the prerequisite for honor;  Pro 15:33

Philippians 120

Apr 29, 07

Phil 2 conclusion; Jn 15:13; Doctrine of Humility; the ‘ears’ and ‘anger’ of God;  the impassability of God; Doctrine of Humility (document)

Philippians 119

Apr 22, 07

Doctrine of Humility; 1 Pet 5:5-7; Ps 56:11

Philippians 118

Apr 22, 07

Phil 2:30; Epaphroditus’ motivation; reason for maturing in the spiritual life; 1 Cor 15:58; Col 3: 22-24;  generosity of the Philippians in supporting Paul’s ministry; 1 Cor 16:17; Philp 4:10-19;  2 Cor 11:9; 8:1-4; servant’s attitude of self-renunciation

Philippians 117

Apr 15, 07

Were dinosaurs on the Ark?; Gen 1:24; Philp 2:29; Paul commands the Philippians to receive Epaphroditus with joy, and to esteem him as a servant of the Lord; biblical principles of pastoral support 1 Pet 5:2,4; 1 Tim 3:16; Gal 6:6; 1Tim 5:17; Acts 6:4

Philippians 116

Apr 15, 07

Phil 2:28; Though it is a sacrifice for Paul, out of concern for the Philippians and Epaphroditus, Paul sends him back to Philippi

Resurrection Day 04

Apr 8, 07

See Resurrection Day Special

Resurrection Day 03

Apr 8, 07

See Resurrection Day Special

Philippians 115

Apr 1, 07

Communion Service; 3 strikes against us—imputed, inherited and personal sin; Palm Sunday, a visual reminder; John  12:1-11; Matt 21:1-11; prophetic timing, the two termini; Zach 9:9; Ex 12:1-6; Dan 9:24-27; Neh 2:1-5  

Philippians 114

Apr 1, 07

Phil 2:27; weakness and infirmities, grace and mercy emphasizes the greatness of God; Mk 5:!9; Phil 1:23-24; Paul’s inability to heal Epaphroditus; Acts 14:8, 19:11-12; 1 Tim 5:23; 2 Tim 4:20; purpose of the gift of healing

Philippians 113

Mar 25, 07

Phil 2:26; Epaphroditus’ distress is not sinful, but like Paul’s a demonstration of his concern for the church in Philippi; he and Paul put the church’s concerns before their own, not allowing the adversity in their own lives to become stress in their souls; they met the pressures of life with faith; Matt 26:37 Christ’s example of meeting adversity

Philippians 112

Mar 25, 07

Phil 2:25-26; Epaphroditus’ longing not sinful, but a demonstration of his love for his home church; Rom 1:11, 1 Thess 3:6; 1 Pet 2:2

Philippians 111

Mar 18, 07

Getting from “goo to you”; debunking the theory of evolution through DNA; Phil 2:25 cont.; Paul draws special emphasis on Epaphroditus and his role ministering to Paul and doing the work of spiritual warfare; 2 Cor 8:23; Rom 15:16; Heb 8:1-2; 2 Tim 2:3; Eph 6:10-20 addressed to the Body of Christ

Philippians 110

Mar 18, 07

Phil 2:25; 4 reasons for sending Epaphroditus; 5 descriptions-brother, fellow worker, fellow soldier, messenger, and minister; Rom 16: 3, 21; 1 Cor 9:7; 2 Cor 8:23; 10:3-4; Philemon 2; Paul’s respect for the military reflected in his use of military terminology

Philippians 109

Mar 11, 07

Phil 2:23-24; Paul’s desire to send Timothy to Philippi; Paul’s confidence in the Lord and His plan; he sees his release as near at hand as his work is not yet finished; Heb 12:2; 2 Cor 12:1-4; introduction to Epaphroditus

Philippians 108

Mar 11, 07

Phil 2:22; Timothy―Paul’s “son in the faith” inherited his servant attitude; committed to the Gospel of Christ; a proven character  recommended to believers in Philippi; Rom 5:1-4; 1 Pet 1:6-7; Acts 16:25-34

Philippians 107

Mar 04, 07

Communion Service; Phil 2:20; “anxious care” for others; Paul uses Timothy as an example of his teaching

Philippians 106

Mar 04, 07

Phil 2:20; “Bones of Contention”--analysis of the ‘Jesus family’ ossuaries;  1Cor 5:12-19; Paul recommends Timothy to the Philippians; like-minded soul mates; 2 Tim 1:2; 1 Cor 4:17

Philippians 105

Feb 25, 07

Phil 2:19; Timothy background study; Acts 16:1, 6-12; 19:21-22; 1 Tim 1:1-2; 4:12; 5:23; 2 Tim 1:3-7; 3:14-15; 5:23; 1 Cor 4:16-17

Philippians 104

Feb 25, 07

Phil 2:19; Paul looks forward to the Judgment Seat of Christ with pride about the Philippians spiritual maturity; the basis for Paul’s hope

Philippians 103

Feb 18, 07

Phil 2:17-18; the drink offering; Num 28:3-7;  Paul being used by God, a sacrifice in service; rejoicing with Paul

Philippians 102

Feb 18, 07

Phil. 2:16-17 review; fallacy of limited atonement position;  1 Tim 4:10; malista; 1 Tim 5:8, 17; 2 Tim 4:3; Gal 6:10; Phil 4:22; 1 Jn 2:2; Christ’s salvific work on the cross propitious  for all.

Philippians 101

Feb 11, 07

Phil 2:16-17; Paul rejoices in the spiritual growth of the Philippians and their eternal rewards at the Judgment Seat of Christ; 1 Cor 3:5-15, 9:24-26; 2 Cor 5:9-10; Paul labored in his ministry to the point of exhaustion, undaunted by the obstacles, completely dedicated to the Lord; Acts 20:24, 1 Cor 15:10. 58; 2 Tim 4:7

Philippians 100

Feb 11, 07

Phil 2:16; “holding fast the word of life”; zoe; 1 John 1:1; concentrating on the Word of God, the message that will give the light; John 19:7-10

Philippians 99

Feb 4, 07

Communion Service; Phil 2:15; Christ is the Light of the world; the church must shine wit the reflected light of Jesus Christ

Philippians 98

Feb 4, 07

Phil 2:15;  four potentials for the children of God—blameless and harmless, without fault, lights to the world, holding fast the Word of life; John 13:1-10; Jesus’ washing of the feet analogous to fellowship

Philippians 97

Jan 28, 07

Phil 2:14;  all things in life are by divine design; complaining and disputing  is rebellion against God and His plan; 1 John 5:3; Matt 11:28; 1 Pet 4:9; Rom 14:1; 1 Tim 2:8

Philippians 96

Jan 28, 07

Phil 2:12-13; the three stages/phases of soteria/salvation--Acts 4:12, Phil 2:12, Rom 13:11; working out our salvation, our sacred duty; (diagram)

Philippians 95

Jan 21, 07

Phil 2:13; God’s gracious purpose/good intention for the praise of His glory, 2 Tim 4:6-8; God’s purpose and plan for our lives, Eccl 12:13; Rom 8:16-23

Philippians 94

Jan 21, 07

Phil 2:13; emphasis on the directive will of God; God works His will through the parameters of His plan; 1 Tim 2:4; we are observed by angels, 1 Pet 1:12, Heb 1:14

Philippians 93

Jan 14, 07

The Creationist's position; Phil 2:13;  God working in us; the will of God; our sufficiency

Philippians 92

Jan 14, 07

Phil 2:13; the Apostle James and the author of James;   ho theos; indwelling of the Godhead

Philippians 91

Jan 7, 07

Phil. 2:12; “How do we work out our salvation?”; spiritual assets and skills of the unique spiritual life; answering for our own katergazomai at  the Judgment Seat of Christ; Rom 5:3; Jas 1:2-3

Philippians 90

Jan 7, 07

Phil. 2:12; “working out our salvation”; three stages of salvation/sanctification; the goal of progressive sanctification; Josh 24:14-15

Philippians 89

Dec 31, 06

New Year’s Eve Military Communion Service;  Phil. 2:12; katergazomai; Paul commands believers to carry out what God has provided;  spiritual growth is our sacred duty

Philippians 88

Dec 31, 06

Phil. 2:12; Catholicism and Lordship distortion of passage; “work out your salvation“; katergazomai - digging silver from mines to gain value

Philippians 87

Dec 24, 06

Christmas; Is 9:6; Luke 1-2; divine acts in human history

Philippians 86

Dec 24, 06

Phil. 2:11; who is "every tongue" and when will "all confess"

Philippians 85

Dec 17, 06

Phil. 2:10-11; inhabitants of Tartarus cont.; characteristics of angels; homosexuality; Jude 6-7; 1 Tim 1:8-9; Rom 1:18-27

Philippians 84

Dec 17, 06

Phil. 2:10-11; exaltation of the Lord Jesus Christ; inhabitants of Tartarus – sons of God; Gen 6:1-4; 1 Pet 3:19-20

Philippians 83

Dec 10, 06

Phil. 2:10;  Scope of every knee-in heaven, on earth, and under the earth; elect angels; Hades: Abraham’s Bosom, Torments, and Tarturus; fallen angels; Eph 1:21, 6:12;  Zech 1:7-11; Luke 16:19; 2 Pet 2:4; Jude 6

Philippians 82

Dec 10, 06

Phil. 2:10; Paul quotes Is. 45:23; Jesus Christ fulfills OT prophecy; “every knee should bow”

Philippians 81

Dec 3, 06

Communion; Phil. 2:9-10; Church Age believers return with Christ at the 2nd Advent clothed in fine linen and riding white horses; Rev 19:11-16; Ps 110

Philippians 80

Dec 3, 06

Phil. 2:9-10; charizomai- freely  given; name above every name; Rev 19:11-16

Philippians 79

Nov 26, 06

Phil. 2:9-11;  Exaltation Christ’s reward for obedience;
ascension from Hades to session at the right hand of God the Father; names of Christ; (diagram)

Philippians 78

Nov 26, 06

Phil. 2:5-8 review; Jesus Christ learned obedience; Christ was about accomplishing God the Father’s plan, Christ is our example

Philippians 77

Nov 19, 06

Phil. 2:5-7; Review believer’s attitude to be as Christ’s;  kenoo and morphe-the deity oaf Christ emptied Himself of the external manifestation of His glory to become true humanity

Philippians 76

Nov 19, 06

Phil. 2:1-4;  Review “if” clauses; four-fold description of unity in the Church; contrast of selfishness and selflessness

Philippians 75

Nov 12, 06

Phil. 2 ; Review; unity of the Church; four Christian principles in four first class conditions

Philippians 74

Aug 13, 06

Phil. 2:5-8; Doctrine of the Hypostatic Union cont.; questions answered

Philippians 73

Aug 13, 06

Phil. 2:5-8; Doctrine of the Hypostatic Union cont.; the necessity for Christ's humanity

Philippians 72

Aug 6, 06

Communion; Phil. 2:5-8; Doctrine of the Hypostatic Union cont.;  the necessity or purpose of the hypostatic union

Philippians 71

Aug 6, 06

Phil. 2:5-8; Doctrine of the Hypostatic Union cont.; the Lord Jesus Christ in hypostatic union on the cross

Philippians 70

Jul 30, 06

Phil. 2:5-8; Doctrine of the Hypostatic Union cont.; proofs of Christ’s humanity cont.; unique union of Christ’s two natures cont.

Philippians 69

Jul 30, 06

Phil. 2:5-8; Doctrine of the Hypostatic Union cont.; proofs of Christ’s humanity cont.; unique union of Christ’s two natures

Philippians 68

Jul 23, 06

Phil. 2:5-8; Doctrine of the Hypostatic Union cont.; proofs of Christ’s humanity cont.; unique union of Christ’s two natures

Philippians 67

Jul 23, 06

Phil. 2:5-8; Doctrine of the Hypostatic Union cont.; proofs of Christ’s humanity cont.

Philippians 66

Jul 16, 06

Phil. 2:5-8; Doctrine of the Hypostatic Union cont.; proofs of Christ’s humanity

Philippians 65

Jul 16, 06

Phil. 2:5-8; Doctrine of the Hypostatic Union cont.; Christ’s work attest that He is deity; proofs of Christ’s deity

Philippians 64

Jul 9, 06

Doctrine of Unlimited Atonement cont.

Philippians 63

Jul 9, 06

Phil. 2:5-8; Doctrine of the Hypostatic Union cont.;  Doctrine of Unlimited Atonement

Philippians 62

Jul 2, 06

Communion; Phil. 2:5-8; Doctrine of the Hypostatic Union cont.; Limited Atonement position cont.

Philippians 61

Jul 2, 06

Phil. 2:5-8; Doctrine of the Hypostatic Union cont.; Limited Atonement position

Philippians 60

Jun 25, 06

[Prov 15] Doctrine of Limited Atonement. From a limited atonement position, the Bible qualifies who will and who will not benefit from Christ's work on the cross. Overemphasizing the sovereignty of God, the limited position reasons that if God had intended all to be saved, then all would be saved—but all are not. Moreover, if Christ died for everyone, it would be unfair of God to send the lost to the lake of fire. From this position, how can one know if he is saved?

Philippians 59

Jun 25, 06

Contrasting Limited to Unlimited Atonement. One of these positions depends on Scripture; the other on philosophy and theology. Whereas those in the "limited" camp believe that Jesus died for the elect in particular, those who uphold the doctrine of unlimited atonement believe that Jesus paid the sin penalty for the entire human race (1 Jn 2:2). What exactly does atonement mean and how does it differ from propitiation and expiation?

Philippians 58

Jun 18, 06

Phil. 2:5-8; Doctrine of the Hypostatic Union cont.; history of the hypostatic union; Council of Nicea

Philippians 57

Jun 18, 06

Phil. 2:5-8; Doctrine of the Hypostatic Union cont. ; history of the hypostatic union cont

Philippians 56

Jun 11, 06

Phil. 2:5-8; Doctrine of the Hypostatic Union cont.; Greek term  hupostasis; history of the hypostatic union

Philippians 55

Jun 11, 06

Phil. 2:5-8; Doctrine of the Hypostatic Union cont.; Christ has all the attributes of humanity cont

Philippians 54

Jun 4, 06

Communion; Phil. 2:5-8; Doctrine of the Hypostatic Union cont.; Christ has all the attributes of humanity

Philippians 53

Jun 4, 06

Phil. 2:5-8; Doctrine of the Hypostatic Union cont.; Christ has all the attributes of deity

Philippians 52

May 28, 06

Phil. 2:5-8; Doctrine of the Hypostatic Union; essence box

Philippians 51

May 28, 06

Origin of Memorial Day; Phil. 2:5-8; Paul’s commands to believers in the Body of Christ; Jesus Christ as our example

Philippians 50

May 21, 06

Phil. 2:5-8; Humility of Christ; interdependence of the Godhead; obedience of Christ

Philippians 49

May 21, 06

Origin of Armed Forces Day; Phil. 2:5-8; the humiliation of Christ

Philippians 48

May 14, 06

Phil. 2:6 Christ laid aside outward manifestation of His divine glory to come in the likeness of man.

Philippians 47

May 14, 06

Phil. 2:5 Christ emptied Himself of his manifest glory

Philippians 46

May 7, 06

Communion. Proverbs 8; Php 2:3-4. Paul shifts from emphasizing the positive—how the Philippians were to complete his joy, to the negative—how they were not to do it. Namely, nothing should be done through selfish ambition or arrogance. Instead, we are to regard others, who are also made in the image of God, as more important than ourselves. It is not that we are to demean ourselves, but that we are to be helpful to, concerned for, and considerate of others.

Philippians 45

May 7, 06

Php 1:27-2:2. Review: the five Christ-worthy ways a believer is to hold his ground; the NT Greek's four conditional clauses. Anxious over Paul and Epaphroditus, the Philippians have opened the door to sin. Paul exhorts them to stand fast with him and emphasizes their unity as a local body of Christ. The assembly's exhibition of encouragement, solace, fellowship, and affection would cause Paul great joy. He wanted their unity of mind, love, and thinking to be evident.

Philippians 44

Apr 30, 06

Proverbs 7; Php 2:1. The New Testament's four conditional clauses reviewed: first (Mt 4:3); second (Jn 5:46); third (Mt 4:9); and fourth (Acts 24:19). Paul counters the Philippians' discouragement by affirming that it is certainly true that there is encouragement from being in Christ, true that there is comfort from love, true that there is fellowship with G/HS, true that there is inner concern and outer compassion for others. With this series of first-class "if" clauses, Paul lays the groundwork to renew the assembly's unity.

Philippians 43

Apr 30, 06

Php 1:27-29. As Christ's representatives and as citizens of heaven, it is our duty to be model citizens. The LJC died to save our lives; we need to live worthy of that sacrifice. In the body of Christ, we should be as knit together souls, battling as one. Our victory in taking a stand is a sign to the opposition, who loses both salvation and the abundant life. (recording cuts early at 46 minutes)

Philippians 42

Apr 23, 06

Proverbs 6; Php 1:27-30. As spiritual warriors, believers must courageously battle for the truth of the Gospel; we must not allow fear to infest our ranks. The adversaries' opposition is for them proof of eternal loss; but for the winner believer, eternal rewards. Adversity is a grace gift that allows us to demonstrate the muscle in our souls. Christ endured for us and now we are to endure for Him.

Philippians 41

Apr 23, 06

Php 1:27: The Believer's Conduct. Rather than base our conduct on the standards of the world, we as believers are to follow the guidance based on the gospel of Christ. God has created a winning plan with G/HS as our Helper. Possessing dual-citizenship, believers are to be representatives of heaven while here on earth, and as such must walk in a manner worthy of the Lord. Taking a determined stand, we are to have singleness of purpose and oneness of mind, working as a team for the truth of the gospel.

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Philippians 40

Apr 9, 06

Proverbs 5; Php 1:25-26. Paul knew intuitively that he would be set free from prison and return to Philippi to continue working. His ministry would clear a path for the Philippians' spiritual advance. Abundant would be their rejoicing in his return and ultimately in the Lord Jesus Christ. Should the recently discovered "Gnostic Gospel of Judas" be integrated into the canon of Scripture? What criteria did the early church use to codify the books of the New Testament? The Apocrypha—what is it and is it accurate?

Philippians 39

Apr 9, 06

Phil 1:23-24. Imprisoned in Rome, Paul felt compelled by two pressures: the one was the necessity to remain in the flesh; the other, the desire to depart. Of all places he might have chosen to live, Paul's preference was not here on earth, but in heaven with the Lord. To the apostle, nothing could compare to being with Christ. Nevertheless, Paul recognized that for the sake of the Philippians he would remain. Greek compound words sunecho, epithumia, analuo, and epimeno examined.

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Article read: Patriots Then and Now. Phil 1:22. How should Christians view death? Is it something to be feared; a tragedy to be avoided? Or should we—as Paul imprisoned in Rome—be ready, knowing that to be absent from the body is to be in the presence of the Lord? Death is the graduation exercise of our spiritual growth, and, under God's sovereign timing, fulfills His perfect plan for our lives. For Paul death would mean personal gain, but to continue in his ministry would mean bearing more fruit for Christ.

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