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Questions about the Book of Philippians

The book of Philippians is the eleventh book of the New Testament. This epistle to the Philippians was one of Paul’s prison epistles, and was written in Rome. It was at Philippi, which the apostle visited on his second missionary journey, that Lydia and the Philippians jailor and his family were converted to Christ. This Epistle can be divided into four parts: 1) Christ the Christian’s life; rejoicing in spite of suffering. 2) Christ the Christian’s pattern; rejoicing in lowly service. 3) Christ the object of the Christian’s faith, desire, and expectation. 4) Christ the Christian’s strength; rejoicing through anxiety. The author of this book is Paul. Listed below are questions on the book of Philippians. These questions can be used freely for Sunday school or bible study to help all young Christians study the scriptures. My prayers are with you always and may God bless you in your studies.

Philippians Chapter 1

1) Who wrote the book of Philippians? (Philippians 1:1)

2) How did Paul greet the Philippians brothers in this verse? (Philippians 1:2)

3) How does Paul show his profound personal appropriation of God? (Philippians 1:3)

4) What did Paul experience as he made requests for them? (Philippians 1:4)

5) What was Paul’s feeling of certainty about these believers? (Philippians 1:6)

6) During Paul’s days of imprisonment, what group did he especially long for? (Philippians 1:8)

7) What did Paul especially pray on their behalf for? (Philippians 1:9)

8) In this prayer, what was Paul’s concern about the genuineness of their Christian profession? (Philippians 1:10)

9) What is the only way one can be filled with the acceptable fruits of righteousness? (Philippians 1:11)

10) What results may the endurance of persecution for Jesus Christ’s sake have? (Philippians 1:12)

11) What kind of uncontrollable blaze did Paul start by being a prisoner in a Roman palace? (Philippians 1:13-14)

12) What way did some men preach Christ in? (Philippians 1:15)

13) How did some preachers in Paul’s day add to his burdens? (Philippians 1:16)

14) Can you name one effective way to preach Christ? (Philippians 1:17)

15) What was Paul’s chief consolation in this verse? (Philippians 1:18)

16) Why did Paul believe the annoying efforts of workers who were playing politics would be turned to his good? (Philippians 1:19)

17) Although Paul was now in obscurity, what did he still count upon? (Philippians 1:20)

18) Why may one, who is in God’s will have a holy indifference as to whether he is in the public eye or in the background? (Philippians 1:21)

19) What is the sum and substance of a true Christian life anyway? (Philippians 1:21)

20) When a Christian departs by death, where is he going to be? (Philippians 1:23)

21) How do we know that Paul did not have the idea he could communicate with his friends after death? (Philippians 1:24)

22) What was the only way he could be of service to the Philippians for their spiritual advancement? (Philippians 1:25)

23) Who is always at work to break up the unity of the church? (Philippians 1:28)

24) What can those who believe in Jesus Christ expect? (Philippians 1:29)

Philippians Chapter 2

1) Can you name some of the greatest joys for a minister in these two verses? (Philippians 2:1-2)

2) What is the great antidote to disunity? (Philippians 2:3)

3) If believers are to be “likeminded,” what kind of minds are needed? (Philippians 2:3)

4) How can we promote our best interests? (Philippians 2:4)

5) In what form was Christ before His incarnation? (Philippians 2:6)

6) Can you state what the incarnation meant to Jesus Christ? (Philippians 2:7)

7) How far down was the infinite Son willing to go for all of us? (Philippians 2:8)

8) What is the name that is above every name? (Philippians 2:9-11)

9) How would Paul teach those at Philippi to be independent of him? (Philippians 2:12)

10) What did Paul add, so that no one would trust in his own good works? (Philippians 2:13)

11) What two things seriously hurt the cause of Jesus Christ? (Philippians 2:14)

12) What is the best lamp for us to hold forth to lighten the path of others? (Philippians 2:16)

13) Who can be certain in the day of the Lord’s coming, which he has not labored in vain? (Philippians 2:16)

14) Can you state what Paul’s opinion of Timothy was in this verse? (Philippians 2:20)

15) What was Paul’s opinion of some other Christian workers in this verse? (Philippians 2:21)

16) What was Paul’s hope even while he was in prison? (Philippians 2:24)

17) Who was Paul sending as a messenger to Philippi? (Philippians 2:25)

18) How were the Philippians to receive Paul in this verse? (Philippians 2:29)

Philippians Chapter 3

1) What did Paul tell his brethren, while he was locked up in prison? (Philippians 3:1)

2) What three warnings did Paul give to his brethrens while in prison? (Philippians 3:2)

3) What is the secret of this spring of eternal joy in the heart? (Philippians 3:3)

4) How far had Paul gone in his ceremonial religiousness? (Philippians 3:6)

5) What did Paul gain in place of self-centered religiousness? (Philippians 3:8)

6) For what must one exchange self-righteousness before he can find peace with God? (Philippians 3:9)

7) Where did Paul finally find himself, through faith with God? (Philippians 3:9)

8) What did Paul find that he must share, in order to be true to Jesus Christ? (Philippians 3:10)

9) By whom was Paul apprehended for Christian service in this verse? (Philippians 3:12)

10) Can you tell why Paul pressed toward the mark of the prize and what it was in this verse? (Philippians 3:14)

11) In what class did Paul put those who did not walk as he walked in his Christian life? (Philippians 3:18)

12) Where is the Christian citizenship at in this verse? (Philippians 3:20)

13) Who is coming down from Heaven some day and we should be watching for Him anytime now? (Philippians 3:20)

14) What part of the believer will be affected at Jesus Christ’s coming? (Philippians 3:21)

15) How will the bodies of all Christian believers be transformed? (Philippians 3:21)

Philippians Chapter 4

1) What does Paul tell the brethren believers to do in this first verse of the book of Philippians? (Philippians 4:1)

2) What appears to have happened between the two women by the names of Euodias and Syntyche that distressed Paul? (Philippians 4:2)

3) What was Paul’s evaluation of Euodias and Syntyche in this verse? (Philippians 4:3)

4) What is the keynote that the epistle is again sounded here? (Philippians 4:4)

5) What truth helps to give one a vivid sense of the need of this well-balanced life? (Philippians 4:5)

6) What must a Christian believer do in this verse with his requests? (Philippians 4:6)

7) In whom must the virtues here in this verse that is mentioned be rooted? (Philippians 4:8)

8) What did Paul say about following his example? (Philippians 4:9)

9) If others followed Paul’s example, what would they experience? (Philippians 4:9)

10) Why was Paul now rejoicing over the Philippians? (Philippians 4:10)

11) Why had not the Philippians church sent a gift earlier? (Philippians 4:10)

12) How did Paul respond to the Philippians’ gift? (Philippians 4:10)

13) How was Paul able to find contentment in any circumstances? (Philippians 4:11)

14) How can we effectively use the little word “can” in this verse? (Philippians 4:13)

15) What did Paul have to say about the other Macedonian Churches? (Philippians 4:15)

16) Even though Paul appreciated the gift, what did he desire more than the gift? (Philippians 4:17)

17) Who had been sent with the gift to Paul in this verse? (Philippians 4:18)

18) What did Paul say about the gift that was sent to him? (Philippians 4:18)

19) According to Paul what does God supply for us in this verse? (Philippians 4:19)

20) How do we know that Paul must have won some of the members of the palace household to Christ? (Philippians 4:22)

21) What was the message that Paul said to the Philippians in this last verse? (Philippians 4:23)

Note: I pray that these questions have helped your study and under standing of Gods’ word in the Bible. Please feel free to pass them on to other people if they have helped you.

Your, Brother in Christ

Frank Rose