Week 1: Philippians Chapter 1
Day One Verses 1-6
- Why is it important to know who wrote this letter (vs. 1)?
- What do Paul’s words in verses 3-5 show us about his love for the people of Philippi and his own personal spiritual habits/disciplines?
- What is Paul sure of in verse 6? What does this mean for us?
Day TWO Verses 7-11
- Paul says he has the Philippians “in his heart” (vs. 7-8). Who is in, or should be in your heart?
- What three things does Paul pray for in vs. 9? What do each of these mean to you?
- From vs. 10-11, what does God want us to look like when it’s all said and done?
Day THREE Verses 12-18
- How does Paul view hardships (vs. 12-14)? What are the results of these hardships?
- Is it possible to speak the truth, yet possess the wrong heart or motivation (vs. 15-17)?
- How can we avoid being people who proclaim Christ with the wrong hearts?
Day FOUR Verses 19- 26
- Paul resolves himself to rejoice (vs. 18-20). Can we do the same? How?
- What is Paul’s perspective on life and death (vs. 21-22)?
- To Paul, death is not the ultimate ending (vs. 21-26). How would our actions, worries, and pursuits change if we had this same perspective?
Day FIVE Verses 27-28
- According to Paul, who is responsible for your personal “manner of life”? (vs. 27)?
- What does Paul want to hear about the Philippians (vs. 27)?
- We are not supposed to be afraid (vs. 28). What things fight you with fear? How can you face these fears?
Day SIX Verses 29-30
- What are the two things we been granted in vs. 29?
- How do you feel about the “suffering” part (vs. 29)?
- How could suffering possibly be something positive that we share with Jesus (vs. 29-30)? How is our earthly reality skewed from this spiritual reality?
Day SEVEN Rest/Review/Catch-up
After the first week, continue the book of Philippians here.