Philippians: Christ, the Source of Joy and Strength (MacArthur Bible Studies) (Paperback)

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Philippians: Christ, the Source of Joy and Strength (MacArthur Bible Studies) By John F. MacArthur Cover Image


Circumstances... They are not all they're cracked up to be. For instance, Paul wrote his letter to the Philippians from a Roman prison cell, yet despite those dire circumstances, his major theme in the letter was joy

How did Paul find joy in a Roman prison cell? He didn't He took his joy in Christ into jail with him. Paul's circumstances did not dictate his attitude. In this letter, he demonstrated several life attitudes that were shocking in their audacity and counter intuitiveness:

  • Rejoice in the Lord, always
  • Living means living for Christ, and dying is even better
  • Think of others as better than yourselves
  • Whatever things were gain, count them as loss
  • You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you


The MacArthur Bible Study series is designed to help you study the Word of God with guidance from widely respected pastor and author John MacArthur. Each guide provides intriguing examinations of the whole of Scripture by examining its parts and incorporates:

  • Extensive, but straight-forward commentary on the text.
  • Detailed observations on overriding themes, timelines, history, and context.
  • Word and phrase studies to help you unlock the broader meaning and apply it to your life.
  • Probing, interactive questions with plenty of space to write down your response and thoughts.

About the Author

John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, president of the Master's College and Seminary, and featured teacher with the Grace to You media ministry. In more than four decades of ministry, John has written dozens of bestselling books, including The MacArthur Study Bible, The Gospel According to Jesus, and Slave. He lives in Los Angeles.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780718035112
ISBN-10: 0718035119
Publisher: Harperchristian Resources
Publication Date: December 29th, 2015
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: MacArthur Bible Studies