Philippians Introduction – SWEET!

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Chocolate eclair cakeMy mom always made the best chocolate eclair dish! It was one of her signature desserts and she made it like no one could. I don’t know what you may call it at your house, but we call it a mouth full of joy! It’s scrumptious, but it’s also very time consuming. Each of the five or six layers of various yummy ingredients required time in the fridge to set and firm up before the next layer could be added.

This week, our study is something like Mom’s chocolate eclair dish – we’ve read through Philippians layer by layer and each time we pass through each verse of this rich text, we’ve taken the time let it set and firm up before we add another layer to one sweet study of the Word of God! We are heaping layers of sweetness to every serving of Scripture, sweet friend! Oh yeah – it’s SWEET – it’s a heart full of joy!

Remember, I encouraged you to take notes as you read through this power-packed, Pauline epistle. Well, let’s talk about how it’s going so far…

1. What words seemed to jump off the page like a pop-up book?

2. Did you notice the major themes I mentioned?

3. Did you pick up on the minor themes?

4. Has the Lord spoken to your heart through as you’ve read through Paul’s letter to the Philippians?

5. What promises have you found in your readings?

6. Have you noted any questions yet? If so, would you be willing to share them with us?

7. What sweet nugget of truth did you find in your readings this week?

HOMEWORK:

In order to give yourself a little background of the birth of the church in Philippi, read Acts 16 and write out how it began. Also make note of the obstacles Paul and Silas faced while trying to reach Philippi for Christ.

I hope this has your sweet little heart thinking on the Word of God – considering what He has called us to and what He has called us from. I pray He speaks clearly to your heart as we walk through the Word together!

Normally our study of Philippians would be eight weeks, but I really wanted to give you an opportunity to form a foundation – to get a glimpse of where we are going. We’ve got a great journey ahead of us, ladies, so buckle up and hold on as we prepare to kick some dust up on the Egnatian Way. I can’t wait to hear from you, sweet friend!

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7 Comments

  1. And I love Chocolate Eclair! Ha!

  2. Hi Cindy ~ Don't you just love Philippians! It really is SWEET!
    (I can't wait to meet you one day, perhaps over coffee and some chocolate eclair cake! How's that sound?) ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 1. What words seemed to jump off the page like a pop-up book? The peace of God and The God of peace (4:7 and 4:9)

    2. Did you notice the major themes I mentioned? Absolutely

    3. Did you pick up on the minor themes? Yes

    5. What promises have you found in your readings? 1:6 I can be confident in knowing the what God started in me, He's gonna finish!

    7. What sweet nugget of truth did you find in your readings this week? 4:15-19 The Philippians gave, therefore, God supplies all their needs. We have a part. God has a part. Its too easy to get hung up on 4:19 and not read it in context.

    I'm enjoying reading through Phil. daily.
    God bless you!

  4. Kela ~ Thanks so much for sharing your answers with us! You are a huge blessing! I hope others do the same and we build a community of women in the Word, sharing life together! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  5. LOVING this Philippians Bible study. Thank you so much for sharing it through email so I can join it when I am able! Any chance of getting your Mom's Chocolate Eclair cake recipe?? ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Hi Kathy! I'm so excited about studying Philippians too! I'm also very thankful and excited that we are doing this together.
    I just posted Monday's study a little while ago and I had such a blast studying the original language of the word choices we find in our text! God's Word is so rich!
    My mom died in November, but I need to get that recipe box of hers and see if I can find that recipe. It really is scrumptious!

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