Philippians - Colossians - Philemon
"I Can Do All Things Through Christ"

Scriptural Highlights

A study of this lesson should encourage us to develop the characteristics of true followers of Jesus Christ.


  1. Introduction:
Chapter 1
  1. V29: "For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake".
Chapter 2 Chapter 3
  1. READ 3:7-11.  All things a loss for Christ.
  2. READ 3:13-14. Paul presses toward the mark.
Chapter 4
  1. V8: "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."
  2. V13: "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."


  1. Introduction.
  2. READ 1:12-22. Paul teaches about Christ.
  3. 1:23:  "If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister".
  4. In 2:7 Paul says that we should be "abounding in thanksgiving".  In 3:15 he says that we should be "abounding in thanksgiving".  And in 3:15 he says, "be ye thankful".  In 3:17 he tells us, "And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him."
  5. READ 3:16-17. Let the word of Christ dwell in your richly.


  1. Philemon was a resident of Colossae, a city near Ephesus.  He appears to have been converted by Paul.  Paul makes it clear in his letter that he had entertained the notion of keeping Onesimus, Philemon's runaway slave, with him, for he was a valuable friend.  Paul could not do so, however, since the young convert-slave was the property of another man (vss. 12-14). The punishment for a runaway slave was death, but Paul begs Philemon to receive Onesimus as he would receive Paul himself (vs. 17). Paul offers to make up any financial loss suffered by Philemon following the apostle's release from prison (vss. 18, 19).

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