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Chapter Two, Lesson One
THE JOY OF UNITY Philippians 2:1-4 Print this Bible Study
** It was encouraging for us all, last week, to see the apostle Paul as he was "Challenging the Brethren" at the end of chapter one in his letter to the Philippians. Do you recall the first thing he used to challenge their lifestyle.
** What did Paul add to the challenge of trying to live godly for Christ's sake?
** Have you been mindful of this challenge over the past week? How has it impacted your daily walk with our precious Lord?
** So far in his letter to the Philippians, Paul has mentioned "Joy" in one form or another four times, (vv. 4, 18, 18, 25) and will continue to do this throughout the epistle. It is the central theme of all that Paul has to share with them. However, what are the settings of life which contribute the most to the "Joy" of a Christian? Over the next five weeks Paul will answer that question for us in our study together of chapter two. We will learn from him about:
Let's read together our passage for today as Paul describes for us "The Joy of Unity" which can only be found through faith in Jesus Christ.
Read passage (V.1-2) (V.3-4)