Philippians 1:1-11

Editor’s Note: Each Thursday during Rejoice: A Study of Philippians, we plan to post study resources here on the blog, including the week’s verses from Paul’s letter read by one or more of our Bible study table leaders. Today we hear from Sara Nelson, who leads a group during our Thursday morning study. This post also includes the verses in written format, a study guide that can be downloaded for private use in your study of Philippians, and a dot grid journal page printable for Day One.

Sara Nelson is wife to Todd and mother to two not-so-young-anymore children. Her daughter Ady just started college, and her son Andrew is tackling 7th grade. You can usually find Sara cheering on her kids’ activities, volunteering in the school, busy with Bible study, getting outdoors, reading all types of fiction, and of course, doing laundry!

Listen to Sara read Philippians 1:1-11

Philippians 1:1-11, ESV

Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus,

To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers and deacons:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. It is right for me to feel this way about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel. For God is my witness, how I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

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