By Scarlett Stough
Please read the women in Christ commentary
on Euodia and Syntche to prepare for the study. Euodia
and Syntche: Co-workers in Christ
Part I Paulís Example
Philippians 1:1-2 Who wrote the letter?
Who received the letter?
Philippians 1:3-11 What did the author pray that God would do for the saints at Philippi? What was his attitude toward Godís people?
Philippians 1:12-26 What were Paulís motives and goals?
Philippians 1:27-2:1-4 List the instructions
concerning conduct and attitude?
Part II Jesusí Example
Philippians 2:5-11 What attitude did Jesus have?
James 4:7-10 In what way can you have the same attitude?
Matthew 18:15-20 What instruction did Jesus give concerning restoring a broken relationship?
Matthew 18:21-35 What does this parable teach us concerning the importance of forgiveness? What part does humility play in true forgiveness?
Philippians 2:12-18 What are the specific admonitions Paul gives?
Philippians 2: 19-30 What can you learn from the examples of Timothy and Epaphroditus about relationships?
How do you think these examples and admonitions
can help maintain and restore relationships?
Part III Exhortations and Warnings
Philippians 3:1-11 Where should we put our confidence?
What is our ultimate goal?
How do we achieve that goal?
Philippians 3:12-4:1 What is the mature view that Paul is urging us to take?
How would this help gain and maintain good
relationships with others who are in Christ?
Part IV Disputes and Reconciliation
Philippians 4:2-3 What is the basis of the agreement that Paul is urging Euodia and Syntche to make?
James 3:9-12; James 4:1-12 What causes or contributes to disagreements?
Philippians 4:4-9 What is the overall attitude Paul is exhorting us to maintain?
How do we achieve peace with God and others?
How would thinking these thoughts produce reconciliation? (Hint: Consider applying these to how you view others.)
James 1:19-27 How can applying this admonition from James contribute to good relationships?
Philippians 4:10-23 How can concern for
others, contentment in all circumstances, relying on Godís strength, gratitude,
humility, and the grace of God contribute to restoring broken relationships?