Philippian Christians

The book of Philippians gives four presentations of Christ:

  1. Christ as the believers life - Phil 1:21
  2. Christ as the believers mind - Phil 2:5
  3. Christ as the believers goal - Phil 3:10
  4. Christ as the believers strength - Phil 4:13

We will outline each of these in turn.

Christ as the believers life - For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. Phil 1:21

Chapter 1 of this book presents the attitudes and characteristics that exemplify the Christian's life.

Christ as the believers mind - In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Phil 2:5

Chapter 2 presents the mindset we are encouraged to emulate.

Christ as the believers goal - I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, Phil 3:10

Chapter 3 and the first four verses of chapter 4 deal with our goal.

Christ as the believers strength - I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Phil 4:13

Chapter 4 shows us practically how we can live in victory


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