Paul encourages believers to co-operate together and gives them a list of good attitudes to cultivate.
1. Where does Paul say the names of his fellow workers are kept by God?
v 3 ... and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.
2. How does Paul suggest we overcome anxiety?
v 6 and 7 In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.
3. What has Paul learnt about being content?
v 11 and 12 ... for I have learnt in whatever state I am, to be content in it. I know how to be humbled, and I also know how to abound. In everything and in all things I have learnt the secret both to be filled and to be hungry, both to abound and to be in need.
- v 1 to 3 Euodia and Syntyche are encouraged to settle their differences
- v 4 to 7 Paul encourages the believers to rejoice in what Christ has done, and to trust in God
- v 8 and 9 Meditating on good and profitable things taught by Paul will bring God's peace
- v 10 to 13 Paul thanks the Philippians for their concern for him, but he has learned to be content whatever happens
- v 14 to 18 He thanks the Philippians for their past help. Paul reassures them about his welfare and of his care of them
- v 19 to 23 He assures them that God will supply their needs for their lives in Christ