A Study in Philippians

Beginning with the New Year, there will be an ongoing study of the book of Philippians.

There are many contributors to this study, and you are invited to join in the discussion by adding your comments and insights as we progress through this wonderful book.

The study is being hosted by  Philter48, which is set up by two brothers in the Lord. It is being handled in a forum format. This allows the various authors access to establish a new thread for discussion, and for you the reader to participate at any level you so desire.

The insights offered by such a variety of believers and the lively discussions engendered should make for interesting and enlightening reading each day.

Therefore, add this link to your “Favorites” and check back often. Or, you can click on the Philippians Category to the left and get into the discussion. Either way, you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity to hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches.

I look forward to your participation in this new way to tap into the vast resources of the Body of Christ, with each part supplying that which is useful for building up the Body in love.

Bible Study Method

I have embarked on a new (for me) method for studying the Bible, and it is (at this time) very exciting for me.
I am intensely studying one book, the Epistle to the Ephesians.

I took the text of the entire epistle and put it into my word processor.
I formatted it with 2-inch margins, double-spaced, and printed it out on only one side of the paper. I then placed all that into a 3-ring binder to use for note-taking during this study.

I read the epistle through a couple of times before beginning the out line of the book. Outlining took me a couple of days to complete. I found it interesting afterwards, when I checked other outlines, to find that no two are alike–not even close!

Each day, before I begin the study, I read the entire epistle in one sitting. Then I go to the section I am working on and begin praying about each verse–often, each word. I do not get very far with this method; but, then, it is not about quantity of consumption.

I make my notes all over the paper and on the blank side of the one facing me. I am basically creating my own commentary for this magnificent treatment on who we are and what we have in Christ.

Maybe I’ll begin posting some of the insights the Lord gives me as I go along.