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Philippians Chapter 1:1-2

To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers and deacons.

Philippians 1:1-2
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Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers and deacons:
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Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
  1. Who were Paul and Timothy bondservants of? To whom were they writing this letter?
    Philippians 1:1
    Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers and deacons:
  2. How did they greet them?
    Philippians 1:2
    Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Philippians Chapter 1:3-8

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Philippians 1:3-8
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I thank my God in all my remembrance of you,
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always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy,
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because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.
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And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
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It is right for me to feel this way about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel.
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For God is my witness, how I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus.
  1. When did Paul thank God?
    Philippians 1:3
    I thank my God in all my remembrance of you,
  2. Who did he make requests for?
    Philippians 1:4
    always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy,
  3. What did the Philippians have fellowship in?
    Philippians 1:5
    because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.
  4. How was Paul confident for them?
    Philippians 1:6
    And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
  5. Why was it right for Paul to think of them this way?
    Philippians 1:7
    It is right for me to feel this way about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel.
  6. How did Paul long for them?
    Philippians 1:8
    For God is my witness, how I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus.

Philippians Chapter 1:9-11

And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment.

Philippians 1:9-11
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And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment,
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so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,
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filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
  1. How were they to abound?
    Philippians 1:9
    And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment,
  2. What were they to approve?
    Philippians 1:10
    so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,
  3. What were they being filled with?
    Philippians 1:11
    filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Philippians Chapter 1:12-14

I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel.

Philippians 1:12-14
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I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel,
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so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ.
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And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
  1. What did Paul want them to know?
    Philippians 1:12
    I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel,
  2. What had become evident to all?
    Philippians 1:13
    so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ.
  3. How did the affect most of the brethren?
    Philippians 1:14
    And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.

Philippians Chapter 1:15-18

Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel.

Philippians 1:15-18
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Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will.
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The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel.
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The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment.
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What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in that I rejoice. Yes, and I will rejoice,
  1. How do some preach Christ?
    Philippians 1:15
    Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will.
  2. What motivated the former to preach Christ?
    Philippians 1:16
    The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel.
  3. What motivated the latter to preach Christ? What did the know about Paul?
    Philippians 1:17
    The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment.
  4. What made Paul rejoice?
    Philippians 1:18
    What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in that I rejoice. Yes, and I will rejoice,

Philippians Chapter 1:19-26

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain,If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell .

Philippians 1:19-26
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for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance,
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as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death.
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For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
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If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell.
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I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better.
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But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account.
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Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith,
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so that in me you may have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus, because of my coming to you again.
  1. How would this turn out for Paul?
    Philippians 1:19
    for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance,
  2. How would Christ be magnified in Paul?
    Philippians 1:20
    as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death.
  3. What was Paul's reason to live? What would it be to him to die?
    Philippians 1:21
    For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
  4. What would living on in the flesh mean?
    Philippians 1:22
    If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell.
  5. What was Paul hard pressed between, and why would it be far better for him to depart?
    Philippians 1:23
    I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better.
  6. What was more needful?
    Philippians 1:24
    But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account.
  7. What was he confident of?
    Philippians 1:25
    Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith,
  8. What would Paul's coming to them cause them to do?
    Philippians 1:26
    so that in me you may have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus, because of my coming to you again.

Philippians Chapter 1:27-30

For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.

Philippians 1:27-30
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Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel,
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and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God.
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For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake,
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engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.
  1. How are they to let their conduct be? What did Paul want to hear about them?
    Philippians 1:27
    Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel,
  2. When they were not terrified, what would this prove?
    Philippians 1:28
    and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God.
  3. What has been granted to us?
    Philippians 1:29
    For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake,
  4. What had they seen?
    Philippians 1:30
    engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.