“Keri’s Bible study will not only bring the truths of Philippians to bear upon your life, but will also train you up for better, more effective study of any book of the Bible with her consistent use of the three questions needed in all good Bible study: Observation, Interpretation, and Application.”
— Connie Dever, wife of Pastor Mark Dever, of Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, D.C., and President of 9Marks. Connie is author of The Praise Factory children’s ministry curriculum.
“Keri lets the Scriptures do the talking! No cleverly invented stories, ancillary anecdotes, or emotional manipulation here. Keri takes us deeper into the text, deeper into the heart of Paul, deeper into the mind of Christ, and deeper into our own hearts as we pursue Christ for joy in all things. Each new week of study provides a review of the previous week, to help us keep in context what we’ve studied. The subsequent days are for gold digging, and there are rich treasures to discover as we unfold the truth that our joy ultimately comes from glorifying God in every sphere and circumstance of life. I highly commend this study for your pursuit of joy.”
— Kristie Anyabwile, wife of Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile, of First Baptist Church, Grand Cayman. Kristie is a North Carolina native and graduate of NC State University with a degree in history.
The studies are broken down as follows:
Week 1: Phil. 1:1–11 — Joy in Partnership
Week 2: Phil. 1:12–18 — Joy in the Advance of the Gospel
Week 3: Phil. 1:18b–30 — … in Living for Christ
Week 4: Phil. 2:1–11 — … in Humility and Exaltation
Week 5: Phil. 2:12–30 — … at Work
Week 6: Phil. 3:1–11 — … in the Knowledge of Christ
Week 7: Phil. 3:12–4:1 — … for the Prize
Week 8: Phil. 4:2–9 — Rejoice!
Week 9: Phil. 4:10–32 — Joy in Every Circumstance
Week 10: Philippians Overview — For Your Joy
About the Author
Keri Folmar is the wife of John Folmar, pastor of the United Christian Church of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, and the mother of three children. In a previous life, as chief counsel of House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, she was staff writer of the Partial Birth Abortion Ban.