During November our online messages of hope will begin a new series exploring and studying the incredibly uplifting and hope-filled letter of Paul to the church at Philippi. Each day we will read a portion of the letter together and then reflect on the themes which Paul highlights and the message in its context and what he speaks to us today. Here are the portions of Scripture for each day – why not read the verses before you log on to listen to the message! Below you will also find a few suggestions of resources which have been used in preparing this Bible study which you might find useful. Enjoy!
Monday 2 November
Introduction to Philippians
Resource suggestion: You might also enjoy watching The Bible Project’s animated video introduction to Philippians (approx 9.5 minutes).
Wednesday 4 November
Joyful Thanks – Philippians 1:3-11
Friday 6 November
Win / Win – Philippians 1:12-26
Monday 9 November
Signposts Of Hope – Philippians 1:27 – 2:4
Wednesday 11 November
Remember Jesus! – Philippians 2:5-11
Friday 13 November
The Salvation “Work Out” – Philippians 2:12-18
Monday 16 November
Honours’ List – Philippians 2:19-30
Wednesday 18 November
True Gains – Philippians 3:1-9
Friday 20 November
Heaven-Bound – Philippians 3:10-16
Monday 23 November
Citizens of Heaven – Philippians 3:17-21
Wednesday 25 November
Stand Firm & Rejoice – Philippians 4:1-5
Friday 27 November
The Guard of Peace – Philippians 4:6-9
Monday 30 November
The Secret of Contentment – Philippians 4:10-23
Resource suggestions for further study:
1. Blue Letter Bible – allows you to study individual Greek words and their meanings, verse by verse.
2. Bible Gateway – very user-friendly online Bible study tool with multiple translations and commentaries.
3. The Bible Project – animated video introductions to each book of the Bible and in depth study of biblical themes, podcasts on theological subjects; particularly interesting for study of Hebrew background to the Bible.
4. Enduring Word online Bible commentary