Jumpstart your sermon planning with Study, Apply, Share: Philippians—a resource for preparing and presenting sermons and coordinating your worship services. For each biblical paragraph covered, Study, Apply, Share: Philippians does the work of several resources: it identifies interpretation issues, provides application suggestions, and suggests worship service ideas. Elegant, professionally designed slides allow you to include biblical statistics in your sermons for illustration.
Explore interpretation issues and reach your own conclusions. Choose the application most appropriate for your faith community. Foster the creativity you need to plan dynamic worship services. Study, Apply, Share: Philippians helps you maximize your time by minimizing preparation time, giving you the freedom to minister to your congregation without sacrificing the quality of your weekly service.
“If the Philippians’ greatest internal threat was disunity, their greatest external threat was false teaching” (source)
“The notion that God accepts people by faith without their compliance with the Mosaic Law is perhaps Paul’s greatest theological contribution. This ‘justification by faith’ teaches that trust in Jesus rather than obedience to the Law renders a person justified before God.” (source)
“Philippians was written around ad 62, more than 10 years after Paul started this church.” (source)
“Paul dispensed with the self-important accolades that he could have used to describe himself to the Philippians. Instead, he humbly referred to himself as ‘servant.’” (Philippians 1:1–2)
Jeffrey E. Miller is the author of Hazards of Being a Man, has served as contributing editor on three commentaries, and is the coauthor of the Zondervan Dictionary of Bible and Theology Words and A New Reader’s Lexicon of Greek New Testament. With a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, he has pastored for 11 years and taught for three.