The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ Be With Your Spirit

Philippians 4

The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ Be With Your SpiritMy God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

I have learned the secret of being content. I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:12-13

Renew your concern for me. Philippians 4:

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Philippians 4:23

The thing the Holy Spirit will detect in you is your nature that can never work in His service. Oswald Chambers

Do Not Be Anxious About Anything

Philippians 4

Do Not Be Anxious About AnythingLet your gentleness be evidence to all. Philippians 4:4

Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in everything, by prayer and petitions, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. In doing so, the peace of God will guard your hearts and minds in Christ. Philippians 4:6-7

Whatever is true, noble, loving, pure, right, admirable, excellent or worthy of praise — allow thee things to occupy your mind. Philippians 4:8-9

Whatever you have learned, received, heard, or seen in and from me, put these things into practice. Philippians 4:9

One or two will show gratitude for your acts in Christ. Most will show total ingratitude. This is the way of Jesus. Oswald Chambers

Christ Will Transform Our Bodies So They Will Be Like His

Philippians 3

Christ Will Transform Our Bodies So They Will Be Like HisI hope in the Lord Jesus to . . . Philippians 2:19

God had mercy on him and he did not die. Philippians 2:27

As for legalistic righteousness, I was faultless. Philippians 3:6

Now I do not have a righteousness of my own that comes from the LAW, but rather, I have a righteousness that comes from the LORD. Philippians 3:9

Christ will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. Philippians 3:21

Place the Interests of Others Above Yours

Philippians 2

Place the Interests of Others Above YoursIf you have any encouragement from being united with Christ . . .

If you have any comfort from his love . . .

If you have any tenderness and compassion . . .

If you have any fellowship with his spirit . . .

. . . then be of one mind and work in agreement together with one another.

Do NOTHING out of selfish ambition. Pleasure from personal profit is evidence of a sinful nature. Instead, look out not only for your own interests, but also for the interests of others. In fact, place their interests above yours. This is the will of Christ who, being in his very nature God, made himself nothing for us. This should also be your attitude. Philippians 2: 1-11

Temptation directs me towards what I understand to be good. When I yield to temptation, I make lust a god. God does not save us from temptation — God sustains us in the midst of temptation. Oswald Chambers

It Has Been Granted to You to Suffer for Christ

Philippians 1:12-29

It Has Been Granted to You To Suffer for ChristI want you to know that what happened to me has really served to advance the gospel. Philippians 1:12 (Can we say that what happens to us because of our faith in Christ advances the gospel? Or are we so busy complaining about how we’re treated that the gospel loses ground in our area of [social] influence?)

It has become clear that I am in chains in order to encourage others and speak the word of God more courageously and fearlessly. Philippians 1:13-14 (In our hardships do we encourage others to speak the word of God courageously and fearlessly? Or are our words merely complaints based on our self-rights-ness?)

I know that through your prayers and the help given by the Holy Spirit what is happening to me will turn out for my deliverance. Philippians 1:19 (Are our prayers sending help to someone through the Holy Spirit? Or are our prayers mainly for deliverance from our current trials?)

I eagerly expect and hope that I will not be ashamed of my actions but have the courage to witness for Christ. Philippians 1:20 (When we look back on our life, will be ashamed of the words spoken to others, the acts committed against others, and the poor witness of Christ presented to others?)

Conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Philippians 1:27

This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed and you will be saved — that you stand firm in one spirt, contending as one man for the faith of the gospel without being frightened in any way. Philippians 1:28 (As the persecution of those in Christ increases, will we stand firm in our faith, absorb the blows of others, and pray that God will forgive them? Or will we lash out with words and weapons?)

It has been granted to you on behalf of Christ to not only believe in Christ, but also to suffer for him. Philippians 1:29

If we have been regenerated through Christ, then God will change our attitudes about the things for which we pray. Oswald Chambers


My Prayer for You

Philippians 1:1-11

My Prayer for YouI thank my God every time I remember you. (Can others say the same about me?) In all my prayers, I always pray with joy because of your partnership. (With whom am I partnering in spreading God’s Good News?) Philippians 1:3-5

This is my prayer for you.

May your love abound more and more. May your knowledge and depth of insight in God grow. In all circumstances may you be able to discern what is best. May you be blameless and pure. May you be filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes from Christ. – Amen. Philippians 1:9-11

Christian love is rooted in knowledge and understanding.

God will allow you to work in only one way — the way of truth. If you act deceitfully, God’s blight and ruin will be upon you. The greatest spiritual crisis comes when a person has to move a little farther on in his faith than the beliefs he has already accepted. – Oswald Chambers