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For further thought and discussion:

  1. Why is it important to pay attention to the context of a verse from the Bible? How is it possible that someone could “read into” a passage what they want it to say? Can you think of an example where someone might bend the meaning of a verse to match their preferences?
  2. Read Philippians 1:6. Why might this verse be understood to mean that progressing in your spiritual growth is a guaranteed experience? Do Christians always continue to grow and change for good until they die? (Look at 2 Tim. 2:17-18, 1 Tim. 1:19-20, 1 Cor. 11:30)
  3. Many Bible scholars agree that Philippians is a “thank-you letter.” What was Paul thanking the Philippian believers for? Read Philippians 4:15-20.
  4. One may be confused about Philippians 1:6 because of the word “fellowship” in 1:5. What does the word, fellowship, mean (Greek: koinonia)? The word, fellowship (koinonia) can also be translated “contribution or sharing” (Rom. 15:26, 2 Cor. 8:4; 9:13)
  5. The most reasonable and accurate understanding of Philippians 1:6 is that it refers to the “good work” of sharing financially with Paul. Read Phil. 1:5-6 with this understanding in mind. How does partnering with others through your generous financial contributions help further the gospel?

Song Order:

  • This Is Living by Aodhan King and Joel Davies
  • Scandal Of Grace by Matt Crocker and Joel Houston
  • Reckless Love by Caleb Culver, Cory Asbury, and Ran Jackson
  • Resurrecting by Christopher Brown, Mack Brock, Matt Ntele, Steven Furtick, and Wade Joye

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Completing the Good Work - Philippians 1:6 Joe Duke 6/17/18
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