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Philippians 4

Luscombe's Commentary on Selected Books of the NTLuscombe's NT Commentary

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Verses 1-9

10. You Don't Have to Worry!

Php_4:1-9

1. KEY WORDS

1 Beloved, longed, crown, fast

2 Beseech, same, mind

3 Intreat, yokefellow, book of life

4 Rejoice, alway

5 Moderation, at hand

6 Careful, supplication, requests

7 Peace, understanding, keep, hearts, minds

8 Whatsoever, virtue, think

9 Learned, received, heard, seen, do

2. KEY ISSUES

1 Love for fellow Christians

2 Single minded

3 Support and encourage workers in God's Kingdom

4 Rejoice in ALL circumstances

5 Moderation is the key to success

6 The cure for worry

7 Genuine peace and contentment

8 Meditation time

9 Methods of learning

3. KEY QUESTIONS

1 How can I stand fast in the Lord?

2 Is it possible to be of the same mind?

3 How can we help those who labor in the gospel?

4 Can we rejoice in ALL situations of life?

5 In what ways should be we moderate?

6 What is the cure for worry?

7 How does God keep our heart and mind?

8 Is there any value to positive thinking?

9 List the ways we learn from others.

Verses 10-23

11. The Secret of Contentment

Php_4:10-23

1. KEY WORDS

10 Greatly, flourished, careful, opportunity

11 Want, learned, state, content

12 Abased, abound, full, hungry, need

13 Can do, through, strengtheneth

14 Communicate, affliction

15 Beginning, church, communicated, giving, receiving

16 Sent, necessity

17 Desire, gift, fruit, account

18 Odour, sacrifice, acceptable

19 Supply, need, riches

20 Father, glory, ever and ever, Amen

21 Salute, saint, brethren

22 Saints, salute

23 Grace, Amen

2. KEY ISSUES

10 Opportunity + ability = responsibility

11 Contentment

12 Make two lists. A. Abound in: B. Suffer need:

13 Providence of God

14 Sharing with those in need

15 Missionary support

16 Repeat needs vs. temporary needs

17 Who gets the credit

18 Satisfaction

19 God will provide

20 Praise belongs to God

21 How to salute

22 Saints in high places

23 Grace

3. KEY QUESTIONS

10 How can we take advantage of opportunities?

11 What is secret of true contentment?

12 What can lack teach us about abundance?

13 Complete this sentence: Through Christ I can ________.

14 How well do we communicate with the afflictions of others?

15 How are churches to support a missionary?

16 What is the difference between temporary and long-term needs?

17 Who should get the credit?

18 What sacrifices are we making for God?

19 How does God supply my needs?

20 What is a "doxology"?

21 How should we greet one another?

22 Why are there few Christians in high places?

23 How is the grace of Jesus with us?

Bibliographical Information
Luscombe, Manly. "Commentary on Philippians 4". Luscombe's Commentary on Selected Books of the NT. https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/mlc/philippians-4.html. 2021.
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