PHILIPPIANS

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Wednesday Evening: October 10, 2007

Text: Philippians 1:1-6  Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:2  Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.  3  I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,  4  Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,  5  For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;  6  Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

IMPERATIVE MODE

This expresses a command or intention. "Let them wash."

MAY OUR WAY OF LIFE BE WORTHY

Philippians 1:27  Only let your conversation [present active imperative, way of life] be as it becometh [worthy] the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

WALK WORTHY OF THE CALLING

1 Thessalonians 2:12  That ye would walk worthy [as becometh] of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.

A WORTHY WALK

Colossians 1:10  That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

LET THIS MIND BE IN YOU

Philippians 2:5  Let this mind be [present active imperative] in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

THE MIND OF CHRIST

Philippians 2:7-8  But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:  8  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

TO DO THE WILL OF THE FATHER

John 4:34  Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

WORK OUT YOUR OWN SALVATION

Philippians 2:12  Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out [present active imperative] your own salvation with fear and trembling.

THE WORKING OUT

Philippians 2:13  For [conjunction] it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

OBEYING IN PAULíS ABSENCE

Philippians 2:14  Do [present active imperative] all things without murmurings and disputings [debate]:

REJOICE IN THE LORD

Philippians 3:1  Finally, my brethren, rejoice [present active imperative] in the Lord.

AGAIN, REJOICE

Philippians 4:4  Rejoice [present active imperative] in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice [present active imperative].

BEWARE

Philippians 3:2  Beware [present active imperative] of dogs, beware [present active imperative] of evil workers, beware [present active imperative] of the concision.

DOGS AND EVIL WORKERS

Matthew 7:6  Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

CONCISION

2 Timothy 3:13  But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

ARE WE EXAMPLES

Philippians 3:17  Brethren, be followers [present middle imperative] together of me, and mark [present active imperative] them which walk [present active participle] so as ye have us for an ensample.

PERSEVERE

Philippians 4:1  Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast [present active imperative, persevere] in the Lord, my dearly beloved.

HELP THOSE IN THE WORK

Philippians 4:3  And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help [present active imperative] those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.

BE ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING

Philippians 4:6  Be careful [present active imperative] for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known [present passive imperative (passive request)] unto God.

PAUL LEARNED

Philippians 4:11  Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

PAUL LIVED CONFIDENTLY

Mark 14:36  And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thoBu wilt.

THINK ON THESE THINGS

Philippians 4:8  Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think [present active imperative] on these things.

DO WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN TAUGHT

Philippians 4:9  Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do [present active imperative]: and the God of peace shall be with you.

PRESENT ACTIVE INFINITIVE:

Verbal noun expressing purpose or extent of action. The infinitive implies potential or possibly.

PROVE WHAT IS BETTER

Philippians 1:10  That ye may approve [present active infinitive, try] things that are excellent [better, more value]; that ye may be sincere [genuine, without flaw] and without offence [stumbling] till the day of Christ;

PURPOSE OF PAUL

Philippians 1:21  For to me to live [present active infinitive] is Christ, and to die is gain.

PURPOSE OF CHRIST FOR US

Philippians 1:29  For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe [present active infinitive] on him, but also to suffer [present active infinitive] for his sake;

PURPOSE OF GOD FOR US

Philippians 2:13  For it is God which worketh in you both to will [present active infinitive] and to do [present active infinitive] of his good pleasure.

PURPOSE FOR ALL OF US

Philippians 3:16  Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk [present active infinitive] by the same rule, let us mind [present active infinitive] the same thing.