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Philippians 1 Bible Study Questions

Philippians 1 Bible Study Questions


  1. Reference Acts 16:9-15. Where did Paul go on his second missionary journey? Who called Paul and his disciples to go to Macedonia? Where did they stay in Macedonia according to Acts 16:12, and who did they meet down by the river in Acts 16:14? 


  1. Read Philippians chapter 1. About ten years after the events in Acts 16, Paul found himself arrested and awaiting trial in Rome. What did Epaphroditus bring Paul from the Church at Philippi (Philippians 4:16-18)?


  1. What was Paul confident of in Phil.1:3-6? Did Paul share a great deal of love for the believers in Philippi (1:7-8)? What did Paul pray for the church there (v.9-11)?


  1. Since Paul was in prison wrongly accused, was he negative or angry (1:12-18)? What positive outcome had God orchestrated through Paul’s adversity?


  1. The Praetorian guard were an elite group of imperial guards who were assigned the duty of guarding Paul, but what had Paul been able to share with them?


  1. The church in Rome probably had been formed by Jewish believers in Christ who believed in Acts 2:5-10, 41. What effect had Paul made on the Church in Rome according to Phil. 1:14?




  1. What was Paul’s reaction to all his circumstances (Phil.1:18-20)?


  1. In Phil.1:22-26, what were the three possible outcomes of his upcoming trial? What positive outcome did he foresee in each possibility?


  1. What simple definition did Paul have for living in Phil.1:21?


  1. What encouraging command did Paul give the Church of Philippi in 1:27-28?
About the Author: Charlie Taylor
About the Author: Charlie Taylor

Charlie Taylor grew up in Dallas, Texas, graduated from the University of Texas Business School and went into the commercial real estate business for about twenty years before enrolling in and graduating from Dallas Theological Seminary with honors.

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