Paul's Closing Entreaties


Bob Manry

Paul's Closing Entreaties (Philippians 4: 2-9)

Paul’s Closing Entreaties

Your Christian Relationships

Philippians 4:2-5a

Your Prayer Life

Philippians 4:5b-7

Your Thought Life

Philippians 4:8-9

study questions:

For the Next Lesson Questions

  1. Read Philippians 4:2-3. How can you tell that Paul regards all the people mentioned here as true believers?

  2. Do you think the phrase “agree in the Lord” means that these two women needed to agree on everything? If you answered no, explain what it might mean. Is there someone in your life that you are on the outs with and could use this measure as a means to resolve issues?

  3. Look up the word yokefellow and give a definition. How might you be a loyal yokefellow to leaders of our church or to other servants of the Lord that you are in touch with?

  4. Read Philippians 4:4-7. It is not always easy to rejoice in the Lord. How and why might we do this during trying times? Have you ever done this, and if so, what were the results?

  5. In what ways is the last sentence of verse five comforting to you?

  6. What does “let your gentleness be evident to all” mean to you?

  7. Do you sense the peace Paul promised in verse seven as a result of obeying his command in verse six?

8. Read Philippians 4:8-9 four or five times and then take about ten minutes and meditate and pray about these two verses. Would using this concept as part of your daily routine be appealing to you, and do you think it would be helpful? If so, explain how it can be beneficial to you and what things in your life it might eliminate.