4 Lessons from The Book of Philippians

As we look back over our study through The Book of Philippians, there are 4 lessons we can take away from it and apply to our lives today.

Today the Good Morning Girls complete their study in the book of Philippians!!!
That means tomorrow we go on break through the month of October.

Then on Monday, October 30th we will begin the
14th annual Making Your Home a Haven Bible Study!
I’m SO excited!

This is a 4-Week Bible Study that will help you
slow down as we focus on 20 Names of Jesus.

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More details and resources for this study will be posted on the blog Monday!

Now let’s complete our study in Philippians with this review…

Here’s 4 Lessons From the book of Philippians

1.) We must always be growing in our love for each other.

In Philippians chapter 1, Paul’s prays that the churches love for one another would abound more and more:

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.

As believers, we have an unlimited capacity to love. This ability comes from the Holy spirit inside of us. And so, we are called to be wise and discerning as we spread the love of the Lord.

(In the video below, I explain what abounding love looks like and how to have it.)

2.) Walk in Humility and Unity

Paul writes in chapter 2:

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

Who, being in very nature God,
    did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
    by taking the very nature of a servant,
    being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
    he humbled himself
    by becoming obedient to death—
        even death on a cross!

Jesus was the only man who ever lived that did not have to die. He laid down his life. No man took it from him! Jesus was misunderstood, deserted by friends, betrayed by one of his disciples, spit on and mocked,  stripped naked  and died as a common criminal.

Jesus was humble and we are told, “have this mind in you that was in Christ Jesus.”

Paul does not say to seek it or try to do it. He says “have it!”  Be humble like Christ.

This is the secret to unity. 

3.) 3 Ways a Mature Christian Thinks

A sign of maturity is that you know you have maturing to do.

Paul says in Philippians 3:15:

All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. 

So what is the view we are to take?

Follow Paul’s Example

13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. 15 All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. 

  1. Forget what is behind.
  2. Strain forward to what lies ahead.
  3. Press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Watch my video below to learn more about how to do that!

4.) The Power of Prayer and Contentment

In Philippians 4, Paul emphasizes the power of prayer. He says:

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Paul goes on to teach us a lesson of contentment. He shares that he has learned to be content in any situation because of his trust in Christ’s strength. Our true source of contentment and strength comes from our relationship with God, rather than external possessions or circumstances.

11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Final Conclusion:

Philippians is often referred to as the “Epistle of Joy” because the theme of joy is prominent throughout the book.

The Apostle Paul, while writing from prison, repeatedly encouraged believers to rejoice in the Lord, regardless of their circumstances. True joy is not dependent on external situations but is found in a relationship with Christ, practicing humility and servanthood, relying on the power of prayer, and seeking contentment through trusting in God.

Keep walking with the King,

**Chime In** What have you learned during your time in Philippians?

What’s next?

We are on break!

We will start back on Monday, November 1st with the Making Your Home a Haven Bible Study.

If you’d like to purchase
a printable-digital copy
(so you have it right away)

at half the price
Click Here

More details and resources for this study will be posted on the blog Monday.

If you are looking to do a Bible Study
during our break, here’s a few I recommend:

Ecclesiastes – Wisdom for Living Well
A 6-Week In-depth Bible Study with a Free Video Series

With over 100 5-Star Reviews on Amazon – this is my most popular Bible Study!  It is a  verse-by-verse in-depth study of the book of Ecclesiastes. You can find all of the free resources for this study along with the video series —-> HERE.

Ruth – God’s Amazing Love for You
A 5-Week In-depth Bible Study with a Free Video Series

With over 1,200 5-Star Review, this is my second most popular study.  It is a verse-by verse, in-depth study of the book of Ruth.
You can find all of the free resources for this study along with the video series —> HERE.

Rest and Release
A 4-Week Bible Study with a Free Video Series

You can find all of its resources and the free video seres —–> HERE.

Other books of the Bible

You can find all of the books of the Bible we have already studied together and the free resources to go along with those studies on this page —–> HERE.

I encourage you to pick a book of the Bible and study it on your own and I’ll be back in April to study with you again!

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  1. Thank you Courtney for this study! It’s amazing that God brings to us what we need when we need it. This was my first Bible Study I did with you and your Good Morning Girls. I appreciate it and plan on checking into another one of the 33.
    I also will be part of the one you start on Nov 1. Again thank you, and may God continue to bless you and these ladies that are your students and friends.

    1. Dear Terri,

      I’m SO glad you joined us and that God blessed your heart. It is an honor to get to serve here and take this journey with you. Thank you for your comment of encouragement. It means so much. Keep on going!!

      Lots of Love,
      Courtney 🙂

  2. Good morning Courtney!!
    Thank you for walking us through Philippians I’m so happy to have you back after your well deserved break.

    I would like to know if the next study Resting in His Presence be available on Kindle for purchase?

    1. Hi Olivia,

      I’m sorry it is not available on Kindle. Each day there is one page of my writing and one page for you to journal, so it would be hard to use the journal pages on kindle.

      So sorry!

  3. Thank you so much learned a lot specially to always rejoice in the Lird no matter the situation we are going through.

  4. Thank you so much for all you do. I have followed you for years but this is the first time I purchased the Bible Study Book. I can’t say enough good things about it. I LOVE IT.
    Through the grace of God and your words I have finally gained the confidence to invite family members to study the Book of Philippians and 4 have joined me in this study! 🙂
    We are all looking forward to your next Bible Study

    Thank you again

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