Fall Sermon Series
A Study of Philippians


Do your circumstances determine your joy? There is a false conception held by some people that says once a person becomes a Christian, everything in life will be great. That is not true. Philippians is seen as the happiest book in the Bible, yet it was written by Paul as he was under arrest and chained to a Roman soldier. Paul would have probably chosen not to be in this situation, but he did not moan, cry, or complain about his situation, but rather encouraged the church at Philippi.

In this study we will see that this entire epistle is one of rejoicing and joy…PURE JOY. Paul had the ability to sort through all the negatives of life and bring out all the beautiful positives. That’s why he was able to say, “rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say rejoice.”

Have you made the choice to rejoice?

Lessons Title Verse
Lesson 1
September 6
The Joy of Community Philippians 1:1-11
Lesson 2
September 13
A Choice to Rejoice

Philippians 1:12-19

Lesson 3
September 20
To Live Is Christ Philippians 1:20-26
Lesson 4
September 27
Standing Firm Philippians 1:27-30
Lesson 5
October 4
United in Spirit Philippians 2:1-4
Lesson 6
October 11
The Great Example Philippians 2:5-11
Lesson 7
October 18
Working Out Your Salvation Philippians 2:12-18
Lesson 8
October 25
Servant Leadership Philippians 2:19-30
Lesson 9
November 1
Count It All Loss Philippians 3:1-11
Lesson 10
November 8
Press On Philippians 3:12-16
Lesson 11
November 15
Our Citizenship in Heaven Philippians 3:17-21
Lesson 12
November 22
Rejoice in the Lord Always Philippians 4:1-9
Lesson 13    
November 29
It Is Well With My Soul Philippians 4:10-23