Shelby G. Floyd

This lesson is from the book of Philippians. It is definitely one of my favorite books in the Bible. It is upbeat and optimistic. This is Paul’s hymn of joy just as 1 Corinthians 13 is his hymn of love.

Analyzing the book of Philippians we find that Chapter One is the single mind, Chapter Two is the submissive mind, Chapter Three is the spiritual mind and Chapter Four is the secure mind. When we look at it from a different point of view: Chapter One, the Christian’s purpose is to live for Christ; Chapter Two, the Christian’s pattern is to have the mind of Christ; Chapter Three, the Christian’s prize is to receive the high calling of God in Christ Jesus; and Chapter Four, the Christian’s provision is to have all things through Christ.

But, when one looks at it from still another point of view: Philippians One, Christ our life; Chapter Two, Christ our example; Chapter Three, Christ our hope; and Chapter Four, Christ our source of strength and supply. I personally heard the outstanding preacher Guy N. Woods, preach a series on Philippians when I was a young preacher and I will never forget the lessons he proclaimed. Continue reading “LIVING FOR CHRIST”