|Staying in the Word|
Chapter One, Lesson Three
ENCOURAGING THE BRETHREN Page 2
Encouraging the Brethren
V.12 ** Paul has already been encouraging the Philippians thus far in his letter with his love for them, his thankfulness to God for them, and his joy and longing for them. At this point he is going to turn a corner, instead of talking about them, about whom does he begin to write?
** What does he want them to know?
** What three words in that statement point out the fact that we do not know the role and impact of the events in our life each day, but God does?
** What have we already learned about the specific circumstances in the life of Paul at the time of this writing?
** Even though Paul was in prison, in far away Rome, what word does he use to show his love for the Philippians in this verse?
** What might we be inclined to think would happen if the most effective evangelist of the day was thrown into a Roman prison?