Philippians: Concepts to Remember

1) 1:1a, Humble, authority oriented personal identification.
2) 1:2b, God is the source of beneficial opportunities and peace.
3) 1:6, God has a plan for your spiritual success!
4) 1:7, Mutual grace orientation leads to spiritual emotions.
5) 1:8, Spiritual emotions in Christ Jesus.
6) 1:9, The relationship between love, full-knowledge, discernment and
            verses 10-11.
7) 1:10a, Christians: Keep on approving excellence.
8) 1:10b, The importance of Christian consistency.
9) 1:12, Gospel above circumstances.
10) 1:14, Spiritual confidence overcomes prison and fear.
11) 1:21; For the Christian, life after salvation is Christ.  Compare 3:7-14;
               Galatians 2:20 and 1Peter 1:13.
      1:21; Do not commit suicide, but for the Christian, death is better
               than life. Compare 1:23 and Ecclesiastes 7:1.
12) 1:22a; Life = fruitful (spiritual) labor for Paul.
13) 1:23; It is better to be in heaven with Christ.
14) 1:27; Worthy spiritual conduct: Standing firm in spirit, mind and joint
                effort.
15) 1:28a, Confident when facing opposition.  Compare 1:29b-30a.
16) 1:28b, Christian confidence attacks opposition.
17) 1:29-30, Gracious opportunity to suffer for Christ.
18) 2:1-4, Interpersonal humility.
19) 2:2; The relationship between Paul, joy and Philippian spiritual unity.
20) 2:3a, Nothing according to selfish ambition and empty glory.
21) 2:3b, Selfless Christian relationships.  Compare 2:2b.
22) 2:4, Mutual outlook.
23) 2:5-11, The example of Christís humility.
24) 2:5, Keep on thinking like Christ (vv. 2-4).
25) 2:6, A word for word Greek translation: ďWho in form of God
             continually existed, not retained with an eager grasp himself
             considered, the to be equal with GodĒ (the comas are mine).
      2:6; Christ continually existed as equally God, but agreed to become
             God-man (2:7).
26) 2:7a, Veiled Deity.  Compare Colossians 2:9; Mark 9:2-3 and John
               17:5.
27) 2:8; God-man, humble sacrifice.
28) 2:9b-10, Humbled before the name Jesus (Jesus = deliverer).
29) 2:11; Jesus Christ + confession = Glorification of God.
30) 2:12; The relationship between listening, a working Christian Life and
               spiritual seriousness.
31) 2:12b, A working Christian Life = all seriousness.  Also Ecclesiastes
                7:1-6.
32) 2:13, God has a plan for your life!
33) 2:14, No sins of the tongue or mental attitude sins.
34) 2:15, No sins (2:14) = light to the world.
35) 2:16, A working Christian Life and mutual reward.
36) 2:17-18, Mutual joy in serving God.
37) 2:21, Agenda driven Spiritual leaders.
38) 3:1a, The Lord = soul happiness.
39) 3:1b, Spiritual repetition leads to spiritual stability.
40) 3:2-3, Fleshly religion (3:2, 3:3b) versus Biblical Spirituality (3:3).
41) 3:1-6, Have no confidence in the religion of the flesh.
42) 3:7-8, Christ over all things in life.
43) 3:10, Know Christ: His resurrection, suffering and death.
44) 3:11, Attaining for eternity.
45) 3:12, Paulís attitude of improvement.
46) 3:13a, Paulís humility.
47) 3:13b, Drop the past, grab the future.
48) 3:14, Paulís spiritual diligence and spiritual focus on Christ.
49) 3:15-17, Keep on living according to the value of knowing Christ.
50) 3:15a, The spiritually mature keep on knowing Christ.
51) 3:15a, The relationship between spiritual maturity and knowing
                 Christ.
52) 3:15b, Conviction to keep knowing Christ.
53) 3:20a, We exist as heavenly citizens.
54) 4:1, Interrelated eternal reward.
55) 4:1b, Eternal focus: Stand firm in the Lord.
56) 4:2, Likemindedness in the Lord.
57) 4:3, Be spiritually helpful for the Gospel.
58) 4:4, Find rejoicing in the Lord.
      4:4, The relationship between rejoicing and the Lord.
      4:4, The Lord = emotional happiness for us. Compare 4:5-9.
      4:4, Rejoicing as a way of life. Compare 4:5-9.
59) 4:5, Inclusive reasonableness.
      4:5, Reasonableness as a way of life.  Compare 4:5-9.
60) 4:6, Prayer overcomes anxiety.
61) 4:7, Peace as a way of life.
62) 4:8; Spiritual-mental quality as a way of life.
63) 4:9, The relationship between application of Doctrine and peace.
64) 4:11-12, Contentment over circumstances.
65) 4:13, Empowered over circumstances.
      4:13, Christ over circumstances.
66) 4:14-16, Praise for application of Bible Doctrine.
67) 4:17-19, God rewards application of Bible Doctrine.

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