CHAPTER ONE – THE INWARD LOOK

INTRODUCTION
<>Introduction and background of the city of Philippi
<>Ethnicities and family background compared and contrasted

INVOCATION   1:1-2
<>Servanthood
<>Ways to demonstrate grace and peace to your spouse

APPRECIATION 1:3-8
<>Expressing affirmation and appreciation
<>Thanking God for each other
<>Creating a joyful home

SUPPLICATION   1:9-11
<>Commitment to serve God together
<>Praying as a couple

LIBERATION   1:12-18
<>Trusting God and rejoicing in all circumstances
<>For better or worse: triumph from tragedy

CONSTERNATION   1:19-26
<>Facing the future and growing old together
<>Christian death benefits

CONTINUATION     1:27-30
<>Sweet marital fellowship
<>Unity, fearlessness and steadfastness

CHAPTER TWO – THE BACKWARD LOOK

CONSOLATION 2:1-4
<>Including others in your inner circle of love
<>Mutual friends

PROPITIATION   2:5-11
<>Your witness for Christ as a couple
<>Selflessness

EDIFICATION 2:12-18
<>Self-sacrificially exemplifying Jesus to others

RECOMMENDATION 2:19-24
<>Planning your future together

COMMENDATION 2:25-30
<>In sickness and in health: dealing with illness and death

CHAPTER THREE – THE ONWARD LOOK

ABOMINATION     3:1-3
<>Studying the Word together
<>Commitment to sound doctrine

CERTIFICATION   3:4-6
<>Pride of race and grace
<>Defining yourselves as a Christian couple

COMPENSATION   3:7-9
<>Jesus as Head of your home

EXPECTATION 3:10-11
<>Singleness of focus
<>Knowing Jesus intimately

DETERMINATION     3:12-14
<>Forgetting setbacks
<>Gaining forward momentum

EXEMPLIFICATION 3:15-17
<>Walking together
<>Fidelity, convictions and conduct

FRUSTRATION     3:18-19
<>Maintaining sound doctrine
<>Avoiding sensual appetites

GLORIFICATION 3:20-21
<>What we truly value
<>Your hope and spiritual inheritance
<>Keeping fit for productive service

CHAPTER FOUR -  THE UPWARD LOOK

EXHORTATION 4:1-3
<>Communication and forgiveness

MEDITATION   4:4-9
<>What to ponder
<>Creating a peaceful Christian home

CONCENTRATION 4:10-13
<>Contentment in material things
<>Christ as your Source

COMMUNICATION   4:14-20
<>Gift giving and receiving
<>Trusting God to supply all needs

SALUTATION 4:21-23
<>Blessing God
<>Blessing each other

SUMMATION

SOURCES CONSULTED

 


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