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Application, Application!! – Part 2
Here are the other two chapters of Philippians in outline form for reading, discussion groups, or teaching. Are they understandable by themselves or do they need a teacher to explain them?
Philippians: How to Rejoice While You Work
Chapter 3 Adjust your mindset upward.
v.1-6 Put no confidence in the flesh.
v.7-11 Count all things as loss compared to knowing Christ.
v.12-16 Press on toward realizing God’s call on your life.
v.17-21 Walk on earth as citizens of heaven.
Chapter 4 Be a person of peace*.
v.1-5 Be of the same mind with fellow workers, and be gentle to all.
v.6-7 Guard your heart and mind from anxieties with prayer.
v.8-9 Think and do good: fix your mind on praiseworthy things,
and do the good you have been taught.
v.10-13 Be content in whatever state you are, and
do all things that life brings your way, through Christ who strengthens you.
v.14-19 Learn to share with God’s workers in need, knowing that He will supply yours.
*Some of the topics of Ch.4 fit the definitions of “peace”:
peace – “peace between individuals, … content with [one’s] earthly lot”1; “freedom from … quarrels, … an undisturbed state of mind, absence of mental conflict”2
1. Larry Pierce, The Online Bible, CD-ROM (Winterbourne, Ontario: Larry Pierce, 2007), Philippians 4:7.
2. Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th ed. (Cleveland, Ohio: Wiley Publishing, Inc., 2008), 1058-1059.
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