BIBLICAL JOY
A on-line Bible study group … you are welcome to join us

Archive for the ‘THE LETTER TO THE PHILIPPIANS (REVISITED)’ Category

PHILIPPIANS 2:1-4 WHAT JOY BRINGS

February 26, 2014

BY STEVE DUNN As I looked at chapter 1 with my congregation I summed it up by saying, “If you want joy, you chose Jesus–because Jesus IS our joy.”   As we proceed into chapter 2 we see Paul drafting his scriptural ship in the wind created by that joy.  Listen to these words:  “Therefore if […]

PHILIPPIANS 1:27-30 LIFE WORTHY OF THE GOSPEL

February 25, 2014

“27 Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit,[ striving together as one for the faith of the gospel 28 without being frightened in any way […]

PAUL’S CHAINS ADVANCE THE GOSPEL – 1:12-26

February 12, 2014

BY STEVE DUNN Philippians is known as a “prison letter” for that is the location from which Paul is writing.  Paul is a prisoner in Rome, currently in the limbo of the legal system of Caesar.  Ultimately this imprisonment lasted two years.  We do not know if he ever actually appeared before Caesar at this […]

THE AFFECTION OF CHRIST

February 10, 2014

“God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ.” – 1:8b   Have you ever cared so much for someone that you thought of them all the time when you were apart? What would be the nature of a relationship characterized by such a longing?   As we looked […]

SOMETHING GREATER THAN OURSELVES (PHILIPPIANS 1:1-3)

February 3, 2014

BY STEVE DUNN Haven’t gotten a lot of feedback on my questions for Philippians 1.1-9.  We would all benefit from your input.  In any case, let me highlight my observations and those of others you might find helpful. “I ALWAYS PRAY WITH JOY BECAUSE OF YOUR PARTNERSHIP IN THE GOSPEL” That testimony as the letter […]

A LITTLE PROCESS – NAVIGATING AND RESPONDING

February 1, 2014

If you are unfamiliar with blogging and want to be a part of the actual commenting and discussing here are some simple navigational reminders. 1. Each post covers a section of scripture along eith comments by the leader (Steve) and questions.  You need to subscribe by email, RSS feed and Google account to receive these […]

PHILIPPIANS 1:1-9

February 1, 2014

As we begin our examination of these opening verses in Philippians, chapter 1, think about someone that you might “thank God for every time (you) remember them.”  For me it was a man named Larry White, one of my early mentors, who helped embed me the importance of living by grace and living without apology […]

PHILIPPIANS – WEEK 1 – CHOOSE JOY

January 27, 2014

To my regular subscribers/participants in this Bible study blog.  One of the challenges for me in the past year is to keep my multitudinous blogs operating consistently at a time when I pastoring a large congregation, teaching on-line for Winebrenner Theological Seminary, and completing a manuscript for a book to be released in March called […]