Reading the New Testament as Christian Scripture

A Literary, Canonical, and Theological Survey

series: Reading Christian Scripture

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17: Philippians

Study Questions

  1. Read 2:1–11, 2:19–30 and 4:10–19 and reflect on what it means to demonstrate true humility in our relationships with others.
  2. What might be modern equivalents of Paul’s “reasons for confidence in the flesh” (3:4–6)?
  3. Trace the theme of partnership throughout the letter. What exactly is partnership, according to Paul, and what does it involve?
  4. What does the word “kenosis” mean?