Series 5

THE LETTER TO THE PHILIPPIANS – by Francis Dixon

Study 1 GOD’S GREAT WORK IN US

 (Scripture Portion: Acts 16: 6-34) The letter to the Philippians, which begins with grace (1:2) and ends with grace (4:23), has been called “The Shepherd Psalm of the New Testament”, and it is one of…

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Study 2 WHAT TO DO WITH THE GOSPEL

(Scripture Portion: Philippians 1: 1-11) It is significant that the word ‘gospel’ occurs in this letter nine times: (1) It is a glorious word. It means “good news”, and in John 3:16 we have “the…

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Study 3 THE MINISTRY OF SUFFERING

(Scripture Portion: Philippians 1: 22-30) There is a vast difference between viewing suffering as a mystery and as a ministry. Philippians 1:29 makes it clear that rightly understood suffering is a ministry entrusted to the…

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Study 4 HAVING THE MIND OF CHRIST

(Scripture Portion: Philippians 2: 1-13) There was evidently one weak spot in the church at Philippi, for three times in his letter the apostle Paul reproves the Christians, not for doctrinal error, but for careless…

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Study 5 PAUL’S SON IN THE FAITH

(Scripture Portion: Philippians 2: 19-24) What do we know about Timothy? We know that he had a Greek father and that his mother was a Jewess (Acts 16:1); that his home was at Lystra and…

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Study 6 KNOWING THE LORD FULLY

(Scripture Portion: Philippians 3: 1-11) In this letter the apostle Paul tells us of seven great aspirations which he had, all of which centred in the Person of our Lord Jesus Christ. These earnest longings,…

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Study 7 THINGS BEHIND AND AHEAD

(Scripture Portion: Philippians 3: 12-21) The life and ministry of the apostle Paul was dominated by one supreme objective, and it is to this that he refers in Philippians 3:13-14 –- “But one thing I…

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Study 8 HEAVEN’S CURE FOR EARTH’S CARE

(Scripture Portion: Philippians 4: 1-9) “Heaven’s cure for earth’s care” is, according to Philippians 4:7, “the peace of God, which transcends all understanding.” “The peace of God” (verse 7) is the remedy that “the God…

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Study 9 ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST

(Scripture Portion: Philippians 4: 13-17) What an amazing verse Philippians 4:13 is! If we take the first half of the verse alone we might be tempted to think that these are the impudent words of…

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Study 10 SAINTS IN STRANGE PLACES

(Scripture Portion: Philippians 4: 19-23) This study is based upon Philippians 4:21-22, in which the apostle Paul adds a postscript to his letter. In this P.S., the saints at Rome (and in particular the slaves…

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