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Philippians 3

Luscombe's Commentary on Selected Books of the NTLuscombe's NT Commentary

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Verses 1-11

7. Learning How to Count

Php_3:1-11

1. KEY WORDS

1 Finally, grievous, safe

2 Beware, evil, concision

3 Circumcision, worship, spirit

4 Flesh, trust

5 Israel, Hebrew, Pharisee

6 Zeal, persecuting, righteousness, blameless

7 Gain, loss

8 Excellency, count, win

9 Found, righteousness, faith

10 Know, resurrection, fellowship, sufferings, conformable

11 Means, attain

2. KEY ISSUES

1 Spiritual rejoicing differs from worldly joy

2 False teachers are to be avoided

3 Flesh and spirit are opposites

4 When to brag and boast

5 Importance of our roots, family tree, genealogy

6 Significance of zeal for the Christian

7 What is profit, what is loss

8 What to keep, what to give up

9 My righteousness vs. the righteousness of God

10 Partners in the suffering of Christ

11 Anticipate the resurrection

3. KEY QUESTIONS

1 How does the Bible protect us and keep us safe?

2 Of whom should we "beware"?

3 In what sense are we the circumcision?

4 What security is there in our family tree?

5 Should we spend time tracing our genealogy?

6 What is good and what is the danger with zeal?

7 If life were a ledger, what are your assets and liabilities?

8 What would you give up to go to heaven?

9 What is the difference between my righteousness and God's?

10 Can we know Christ? Can we be sure of anything?

11 Will all people be raised from the dead?

Verses 12-16

8. Let's Win the Race!

Php_3:12-16

1. KEY WORDS

12 Attained, perfect, apprehend

13 Count, forgetting, reaching, before

14 Press, mark, prize, calling

15 Perfect, minded, reveal

16 Walk, rule, mind

2. KEY ISSUES

12 Perfectionists

13 Keeping the past in the past, focus on the future

14 The prize of Christianity

15 God's revelation keeps us in the same mind

16 Unity is possible when we follow the same rules

3. KEY QUESTIONS

12 Can we ever reach perfection?

13 How can we "forget" the past?

14 What is required to "press" for the prize?

15 How does the Bible keep us in the same mind?

16 How can we ever be united?

Verses 17-21

9. Living in the Future Tense

Php_3:17-21

1. KEY WORDS

17 Brethren, followers, mark, ensample

18 Walk, weeping, enemies, cross

19 End, destruction, god, belly, shame, earthly

20 Conversation, heaven, look

21 Change, vile, fashioned, subdue

2. KEY ISSUES

17 Following men

18 Enemies of the cross

19 Other gods worshipped today

20 Anticipation of heaven

21 Our new body

3. KEY QUESTIONS

17 Is there a danger in following men?

18 List some "enemies of the cross of Christ".

19 Name some "gods" which are worshipped today.

20 How much do we anticipate heaven?

21 What kind of a body will be have in heaven? What will we look like?

Bibliographical Information
Luscombe, Manly. "Commentary on Philippians 3". Luscombe's Commentary on Selected Books of the NT. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/mlc/philippians-3.html. 2021.
 
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