Philip. feedback on “homework” and “s.e.” for next week

Seems like the word “homework” still has that negative feeling to it that we all thought of from school.  So, let’s adjust our terminology to make all feathers lay flat & to smooth out all the bunched up undies.  Rather than “homework”, we’ll use the term “suggested exercises”.  Okee dokee?

Here’s what peeps have passed along so far:


2:12Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.

2:13 For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.
4:4 Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice!


4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.



Rejoicing in the Lord, and encouragements to be mindful of Christ.

Suffering with Christ

Finishing / Completion


Be Thankful & Pray

Remain in Unity concerning the Gospel




Philippians 3:3-6 (New King James Version)

please note that this isn’t all of the feedback – just a few responses.  Thanks SO much for participating!  🙂

 Here are some suggested exercises to prep for next week’s Philippians lesson:

1. Re-read chapter 2
2. What 2-3 verses stand out most to you in chap. 2 and why?
3. What does 2:5-11 mean to you?

4. What do you think Paul means when he says to workout your salvation with fear and trembling in verse 12?





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Most difficult verse – 1:21 to live is Christ, to die is gain. For anyone suffering from debilitating situational depression, we would rather die and go to Heaven, than live here and suffer. At one time, I prayed every day to die, because I couldn’t take the pain anymore, and knew Heaven awaited me. Fortunately God does not answer those prayers, and eventually wellness came back into my life. But I still struggle with that verse,realizing that I truly prayed for death.

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