OUTLINE OF PHILIPPIANS

SALUTATION  1:1&2

I. THANKSGIVING AND PRAYER 1:3-11
A. Thanksgiving 1:3-8
B. Prayer for Love Growing toward Glory 1:9-11

II. PAUL’S SITUATION AND ATTITUDE 1:12-26
A. The Influence of Paul’s Chains 1:12-14
B. Opposite Motives for preaching Christ 1:15-18a
C. To Live Is Christ, to Die Is Gain 1:18b-26

III. ONENESS THROUGH SERVICE 1:27-2:18
A. Exhortation to a Unified Stand 1:27-30
B. Exhortation to Unity 2:1-4
C. The Example of Christ (the Christ Hymn) 2:5-11
D. Exhortation to Obedience 2:12-18
1. Work Out Salvation 2:12&13
2. Become Faultless Children 2:14-18

IV. PAUL’S CO-WORKERS 2:19-30
A. Regarding Timothy 2:19-24
B. Regarding Epaphroditus 2:25-30

V. WARNING AGAINST EVIL WORKERS  3:1-3

VI. PAUL’S CHANGED LIFE 3:4-11
A. Paul’s Former Confidence 3:4-6
B. From Loss to Gain 3:7-11

VII. PRESSING ON TO THE GOAL 3:12-16
A. One Thing I do 3:12-14
B. The Mature Viewpoint 3:15&16

VIII. TRUE AND FALSE MODELS 3:17-21

IX. EXHORTATIONS TO STEADFASTNESS, UNITY, PRAYER, AND PROPER THOUGHT 4:1-9
A. Standing Firm 4:1
B. Euodia and Syntyche 4:2&3
C. Joy, Prayer, Peace 4:4-7
D. Think and Do 4:8&9

X. RESPONSE TO THE PHILIPPIANS’ GENEROSITY 4:10-20

CONCLUSION  4:21-23