Spiritual Characterisics as seen in the Book of Philippians

1.3 Thankful (nature or character of thankfulness)
           to God for every remembrance of (you) other believers

1.4 Making request with a joy (joy [cheerfulness] that is an intended, directed or purposed attitude and action, We choose how we will react to circumstances.)

- based upon their actions  -   v5 for their fellowship (partnership, participation) in the gospel
- Based upon the promises of God  -  v6 being confident (convinced)... that he which hath begun a good work in you shall perform (fulfil completely) it until the day of Christ

1.8 longs for them all in the bowls (inward affections, [spleen]) of Christ Jesus

1.9 Prays that

their love may abound yet more and more

in knowledge (recognition, that is, (by implication) full discernment, acknowledgement:)
in all judgement  (perception, that is, (figuratively) discernment:)
Note Proverbs on these subjects

1.10 They may approve (test for approval) things that are excellant (that which surpasses) that they may be sincere (judged by sunlight) and without offence (actively inoffensive, that is, not leading into sin; passively faultless, that is, not led into sin:)  til the day of Christ

1.11 That they may be filled with the fruits of righteousness
          [which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God]

1.12 Pauls example i.e. the things which happened unto him

1.13 bonds in Christ are manifest

in all the palace
in all places

1.14 brethren in the Lord

waxing confident by my bonds
are more bold to speak the word without fear
      v17 preach Christ of love - others of contention
      knowing I am set for the defense of the Gospel

1.18 Paul rejoices because Christ is preached

1.20 ...That Christ shall be magnified
      whether it by by life or by death

[KEY QUOTE] v21 For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.

1.25 Are concerned about the furtherance of one another's faith

1.27 that their conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ

that they stand fast
   in one spirit
   in one mind
   striving together for the faith of the gospel
   v28 not being terrified by their adversaries

1.29 To

1. believe on him (Christ)
2. to suffer for his sake


let nothing be done through
      in all lowliness of mind
      let each esteem other better than themselves
           look not everyman on his own things
           but look everyman on the things of others

2.5-8-11 Christ is the Example

2.12 As He obeyed so also should we
So work out your salvation with fear and trembling


2.13 It is God which worketh in you
     both to will
      and to do        His good pleasure

2.14 Do all things without murmuring & disputings

Purpose is given - to shine as lights
2.16 holding forth the word of life

2.19 Example given of Timothy who was sent to care for their state
      example of one who seek not their own but the things that are Christ's

2.25 Example is given of Epaphroditus - who served with such diligence that he was nigh unto death
2.30 (supplying your lack of service toward me) [example of need to serve - helping bear the burden]- CP 2.17


3.1 Rejoice in the Lord

3.2 Beware of dogs
Beware of evel workers
Beware of the concision

3.3 We are the circumcision

which worship God in the spirit
     rejoice in Christ Jesus
     have no confidence in the flesh

3.4-7 HISTORY Paul - how he might have exercised fleshly confidence.

3.4-7 what he counted loss

3.8-14 what he counted gain

3.14 press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus
3.15 as many as be perfect, be thus minded
3.16 whereunto we have already attained,
      let us wald by the same rule
      let us mind the same thing

3.17 be followers together of me and
mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample

3.18 - 19 an example of the carnal or natural man

3.20 for our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the saviour, . . .


4.1 Stand fast in the Lord

4.2 two disciples admonished to be of the same mind in the Lord.

4.3 help the women which laboured with me in the gospel
      also, Clement and other my fellowlaborers,

4.4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.

4.5 Let your moveration be known unto all men.

4.6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

4.8 Finally brethren

think on these things

4.9 those things which ye have both



4.11 I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content

4.10 & 15 They communicated with Paul (Missionary &/or local servant) as concerning giving and receiving.