Last week I did a personal study of Philippians. Below are just some of the scribbles I made during my quiet time. I thought it could be beneficial to some of you. If anyone else has studied Philippians, I’d love to discuss this with you. 🙂 God opened my mind so much throughout the week. – xo Brittny
– Joy and contentment really can be ours as long as we keep trusting God even when bad times hit.
– When we give up the need to receive credit and praise, we’ll be able to serve with joy, love, and kindness.
– The love of Christ unites all believers.
– Developing as a mature Christian requires discipline, obedience and perseverance.
– Believers can experience contentment and peace no matter what happens. This joy comes from knowing Christ personally and from depending on his strength rather than on our own.
* Has anyone ever commented that you are a source of joy for him/her? In what ways do you show a willingness to do whatever God wants? *
– “I am convinced that I will remain alive so I can continue to help all of you grow and experience the joy of your faith.” (1:25) *our purpose in life*
– “You must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ.” (1:27)
– PRIVILEGE of suffering for Christ? (1:30) takes us out of our comfort zone, weeds out those only half serious about God, strengthens faith of those who endure, serve as example to others who may follow us
– You must have the same attitude Christ has!
– “But I focus on one thing: forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.” (3:13)
– Whenever you start to worry, PRAY! (4:6-18)
– “Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” (4:8)
– “Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have.” (4:11)
– “For I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.” (4:13)