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The book of Philippians is perhaps the sweetest book in the New Testament. Its focus is not so much on teaching, but on how we as believers can enter into the experience of Christ. In this exposition of Philippians, Titus Chu goes through the four chapters of this book in a detailed and very practical way, from the standpoint of how we, both personally and in the local churches, can enter more fully into the experience of Christ.

From Chapter 18, "Working Out Our Salvation"

Paul helped the Philippians by encouraging them to be of the same mind and united in spirit (Phil. 2:2). This was only possible by their letting the mind of Christ be in them (v. 5). Paul described the mind of Christ as being humble (v. 8). No one likes to become lower than others. Everyone likes to be noticed and respected by others. For this reason, Paul stressed the matter of being humble. His stress was not on Christ’s accomplishment of redemption; rather, he portrayed Christ’s humbling of Himself in accomplishing that redemption for us. How low Christ became! Christ’s pattern shows us that the way to become a blessing to the church is to become very, very low. This is the secret of spiritual growth and of gaining Christ (Phil. 3:8).


This book is drawn from messages given by Titus Chu from September 2003 to June 2004 to participants in a year-long spiritual labor and time of study that involved churches from around the American Great Lakes. They were spoken in Toronto, Chicago, Cleveland, and Columbus.

Chapter Titles

1. Paul’s Epistles


2. Saints and Slaves

Philippians 1:1

3. Grace, Peace, and Thankful Prayer

Philippians 1:2-4

4. The Fellowship in the Gospel

Philippians 1:3-6

5. Enjoying Grace in the Organic Body of Christ

Philippians 1:7

6. Treasuring Our Spiritual Riches

Philippians 1:7

7. Caring for People in the Inward Parts of Christ Jesus

Philippians 1:8

8. Loving People in Full Knowledge and All Discernment

Philippians 1:9

9. Approving by Testing and Purified by Light

Philippians 1:10-11

10. Living according to a Divine Commitment

Philippians 1:12-18

11. The Assurance of Further Salvation

Philippians 1:18-19

12. Magnifying Christ and Living for Others

Philippians 1:20-26

13. A Conduct Worthy of the Gospel of Christ

Philippians 1:27-30

14. Encouragement, Consolation, Fellowship, Affection, and Compassion

Philippians 2:1

15. Being of the Same Mind

Philippians 2:2-4

16. Having the Mind of Christ (1)

Philippians 2:5-7

17. Having the Mind of Christ (2)

Philippians 2:8-11

18. Working Out Our Salvation

Philippians 2:12-13

19. Appearing as Lights in the World

Philippians 2:14-15

20. Poured Out as a Drink Offering

Philippians 2:16-18

21. The Approvedness of Paul

Philippians 2:19-22

22. The Approvedness of Timothy

Philippians 2:19-24

23. The Approvedness of Epaphroditus

Philippians 2:25-30

24. Seven Mountains in Our Pursuit of Christ (1)

Philippians 3:1-7

25. Seven Mountains in Our Pursuit of Christ (2)

Philippians 3:8-9

26. Seven Mountains in Our Pursuit of Christ (3)

Philippians 3:10

27. Seven Mountains in Our Pursuit of Christ (4)

Philippians 3:11-12

28. Pursuing Christ as Our Goal

Philippians 3:13-14

29. Healthy Patterns

Philippians 3:15-17

30. A Twofold Walk to Gain Christ

Philippians 3:16-18

31. Enemies of the Cross of Christ

Philippians 3:18-19

32. Citizens of a Heavenly Commonwealth

Philippians 3:20

33. Conformation to Christ’s Glorious Body

Philippians 3:20-21

34. Three Causes for Rejoicing

Philippians 4:1-4

35. Christian Forbearance

Philippians 4:5-7

36. Christian Growth

Philippians 4:8

37. The Philippians' Care for Paul

Philippians 4:10-23

Works Cited

Religion & Spirituality
February 15
Christian Life and Truth Publishers
Christian Life & Truth Ministry

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