Series Notes

Supplemental material to give you a richer understanding of what we’re studying every week!

Philippians Commentary: Day 40

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”—Philippians 4:6–7 (NKJV)

Merimnate: To be overly anxious, distracted, and pulled apart; to fall to pieces; sinful worry; to be troubled with cares.

In life, there will always be things to worry about, things that cause anxiety. There is no shortage of troubles […]

By | 2018-08-30T11:14:45+00:00 August 10th, 2018|Series Notes|

Philippians Commentary: Day 39

“Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.”—Philippians 4:5 (NKJV)

The next great event in God’s master plan, in His prophetic calendar, is the return of Jesus for His Church. And the whole period between the first coming of Christ and His return is viewed in the New Testament as the last age, or “days.” We are in the closing period of the world; the dispensation or era that will bring this world to an […]

By | 2018-08-30T11:08:05+00:00 August 9th, 2018|Series Notes|

Philippians Commentary: Day 38

“Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!”—Philippians 4:4 (NKJV)

If you remember, in Philippians 3:1, the apostle Paul said, “Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. For me to write the same things to you is not tedious, but for you it is safe.” It’s interesting that one chapter later, he reminds them again—actually twice in this verse—to rejoice.

The Greek word used here for rejoice is chairete. This word occurs 11 times in the New Testament and […]

By | 2018-08-30T11:03:57+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Series Notes|

Philippians Commentary: Day 37

“I implore Euodia and I implore Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. And I urge you also, true companion, help these women who labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the Book of Life.”—Philippians 4:2–3 (NKJV)

If you were to liken the Philippian church—or any church, or the corporate body of Christ—to a vocal arrangement, if two believers are in deep conflict, like […]

By | 2018-08-30T10:57:08+00:00 August 7th, 2018|Series Notes|

Philippians Commentary: Day 36

“Therefore, my beloved and longed-for brethren, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, beloved.”—Philippians 4:1 (NKJV)

Paul has shared some amazing and deep spiritual truths and instructions in this letter thus far. And as he begins to wrap up, here he tells them to stand strong, to stand fast, even in the midst of all manner of trials and tribulation.

In the Greek, “stand fast” is translated stékó, which means to “stand firm, to persevere in godliness through […]

By | 2018-08-30T10:53:29+00:00 August 6th, 2018|Series Notes|

Philippians Commentary: Day 35

“For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame—who set their mind on earthly things. For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His […]

By | 2018-08-30T10:59:04+00:00 August 5th, 2018|Series Notes|

Philippians Commentary: Day 34

“Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you. Nevertheless, to the degree that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us be of the same mind. Brethren, join in following my example, and note those who so walk, as you have us for a pattern.”—Philippians 3:15–17 (NKJV)

Mature (teleioi): Perfect; fully-grown; complete in all its parts; mature from […]

By | 2018-08-30T10:48:23+00:00 August 4th, 2018|Series Notes|

Philippians Commentary: Day 33

“Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”—Philippians 3:12–14 (NKJV)

Have […]

By | 2018-08-30T10:42:14+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Series Notes|

Philippians Commentary: Day 32

“That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.”—Philippians 3:10–11 (NKJV)

Continuing his thought from the previous set of verse, the apostle Paul makes clear why he counted all the things he used to value and identify himself by as loss, and what he now believed was the ultimate goal and purpose of life: […]

By | 2018-08-30T10:36:49+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Series Notes|

Philippians Commentary: Day 31

“But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is […]

By | 2018-08-30T10:32:45+00:00 August 1st, 2018|Series Notes|