Philippians: His Glory. Our Joy.

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Philippians: His Glory. Our Joy.

We want to help you know and grow closer to Jesus. To help you do that, we have put together this resource page for our Sermon series on Philippians. In this resource page, you will find suggested books, study guides, and a reading plan to help you get as much out of our sermon series as you can. We hope you find this helpful. You can find a printable version of this web page by clicking here.


Reading Plan

This reading plan will give you an immersive experience in Philippians.

Each week you will be reading through the entire book of Philippians twice.

The purpose of this reading plan is to spend so much time in Philippians that all of the details start to come alive. When we spend a large quantity of time reading the same book we gain a much deeper appreciation for all that it says. We want Philippians to become a source of joy and knowledge that helps you for years to come.

The final week of the reading plan is meant to help you reflect on what you have learned. Each day of the final week you will take a chapter and reflect on what you learned from it.

We have provided five readings each week. Each reading should take you somewhere between 20 and 30 minutes to complete.

What to do when you read:

  1. Each time you read the entire book, try to get the big picture of what the book says. What do you think the main point is? How are the different sections building on each other? What stands out to you?
  2. When you read through an individual chapter try to read it three or four times. Underline parts that stand out. Ask questions such as: What does this tell me about God? What does this tell me about myself? What is the main point in this section?  Are there instructions I should follow?
  3. Use a journal or notebook to record anything you deem to be noteworthy.

 

Week 1 (April 30-May 6)

The sermon on April 30th is on Philippians 1:1-11. After hearing the sermon on Sunday, try these readings throughout the week to help you engage with God while becoming more familiar with Philippians and its backstory. 

Day 1 – Read this introduction to Philippians.

Day 2 – Read the entire book of Philippians in one sitting (it is only 4 chapters long).

Day 3 – Read Acts 16:11-40 (This passage gives some of Paul’s backstory with the Christians in Philippi).

Day 4 – Read Psalm 8 (this Psalm would have been one of the foundational texts that shaped the Apostle Paul’s view of God.

Day 5 – Read the entire book of Philippians in one sitting.

Week 2 (May 7-May 13)

This week the sermon will not be on Philippians. Instead, we have a special children’s musical during our worship time. We have still provided readings for you to use during the week.

Day 1 -Read the entire book of Philippians in one sitting.

Day 2 – Read Philippians 1 three or four times.

Day 3 – Read Philippians 1 three or four times.

Day 4 – Read Philippians 1 three or four times.

Day 5 – Read the entire book of Philippians in one sitting.

Week 3 (May 14 – May 20)

The sermon on May 14th will be on Philippians 1:12-28. After hearing the sermon on Sunday, consider using these readings throughout the week to help you engage with the Bible and prepare for the next week’s sermon. 

Day 1 – Read the entire book of Philippians in one sitting.

Day 2 – Read Philippians 2 three of four times.

Day 3 – Read Philippians 2 three or four times.

Day 4 – Read Philippians 2 three or four times.

Day 5 – Read the entire book of Philippians in one sitting.

Week 4 (May 21 – May 27)

The Sermon on May 21st will be on Philippians 2:1-30After hearing the sermon on Sunday, consider using these readings throughout the week to help you engage with the Bible and prepare for the next week’s sermon. 

Day 1 – Read the entire book of Philippians in one sitting.

Day 2 – Read Philippians 3 three or four times.

Day 3 – Read Philippians 3 three or four times.

Day 4 – Read Philippians 3 three or four times.

Day 5 – Read the entire book of Philippians in one sitting.

Week 5 (May 28 – June 3)

The sermon on May 28th will be on Philippians 3:1-21. After hearing the sermon on Sunday, consider using these readings throughout the week to help you engage with the Bible and prepare for the next week’s sermon. 

Day 1 – Read the entire book of Philippians in one sitting.

Day 2 – Read Philippians 4 three or four times.

Day 3 – Read Philippians 4 three or four times.

Day 4 – Read Philippians 4 three or four times.

Day 5 – Read the entire book of Philippians in one sitting.

Week 6 (June 4 – June 10)

The sermon on June 4th will be on Philippians 4:1-9. Use this week as a time of reflection on what you learned over the course of the series on Philippians.

Day 1 – Read the entire book of Philippians in one sitting.

Day 2 – Read Philippians 1 and write a few paragraphs about what God has taught you.

Day 3 – Read Philippians 2 and write a few paragraphs about what God has taught you.

Day 4 – Read Philippians 3 and write a few paragraphs about what God has taught you.

Day 5 – Read Philippians 4 and write a few paragraphs about what God has taught you.


Extra Resources on Philippians We Suggest

If you are interested in reading a book on Philippians during the course of our sermon series, we suggest picking up a copy of Philippians for You by Steven Lawson. This study guide might also be helpful in your studies.