Things don't always go the way we intend. It's easy to feel discouraged because what we hope for is badly thwarted, or because people make life difficult. Paul, writing to the Philippians from prison, certainly knew what it was like to have plans interrupted. But he maintains robust confidence in God's overruling power, even when everything seems to be going wrong. These eight studies will help us learn from Paul the art of seeing God's purposes working out through problems and difficulties, and will deepen our own confidence in God's power.
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Getting the Most Out of Phillippians
Suggestions for Individual Study
Suggestions for Group Members
1 Paul's Reasons for Thanks: Philippians 1:1-11
2 Full of Hope: Philippians 1:12-26
3 Unity in Christ: Philippians 1:27--2:4
4 The Mind of the Messiah: Philippians 2:5-18
5 Timothy and Epaphroditus: Philippians 2:19-30
6 The Worth of the King: Philippians 3:1-16
7 Citizens of Heaven: Philippians 3:17--4:9
8 Contentment in All Circumstances: Philippians 4:10-23
Guidelines for Leaders