Emmaus Saturday Morning Menís Bible Study -
Copyright 2004 by William Meisheid
Bible study is serious scriptural study. Its purpose is to enable you come
to grips with the Word of God in an atmosphere of Christian fellowship,
supported by men who care about your spiritual growth. The study's framework
is part presentation and part discussion, using probing questions designed
to illuminate the underlying message of the text.
At the end of
each week's meeting, the next week's discussion questions will be given out
to allow you to prepare for your next adventure.
Saturday mornings beginning January 24, 2004
Time: 7:30-9:00 am.
Location: Parlor room of Bishop Cummins
Subject: Paul's letter to the Philippians
Duration: Eleven weeks
Teacher: William Meisheid
Teacher Contact information: 410-461-6387 or
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Materials: Past lessons and information about
the study will always be available at
So, if you
miss a study, or know someone who might like to join us in process, you can
bring yourself up to date at the website. In addition, printouts of old
lessons will always be available at the study.
This study is
open to all men interested in advancing their understanding of the
scriptures, including those from Emmaus, Bishop Cummins, or any other
church. Coffee, tea, juice, and pastries will be provided.
This epistle, written during Paul's captivity in Rome, was directed
to the first what we would call European or Western church, founded
in the Macedonian city of Philippi and described in Acts 16:12-40.
While named after Philip of Macedon, the father of Alexander the
Great, the great conqueror and exporter of Greek language and
culture, in Paul's time it was considered a Roman colony city with
all of the trappings of empire.
The book is important to Christians for several
reasons, including its famous kenosis passage (2:5-11) where Paul
explains Jesus' laying down of the prerogatives of his divinity as
well as his discussion of the sufficiency of Christ for all things
in the Christian life. It is a practical book, couching even Jesus'
subjugation of his divinity in the context of how our own personal
desires and attitudes should be subject to each other.
Dear Lord God, you created us to be in fellowship with you, and in
Christ Jesus your Son you redeemed us from our sin and gave us new
life through the power of the Holy Spirit. In giving us new life,
you have asked us to study your Word so that we can sanctify our
lives by renewing our minds and offering ourselves as living
sacrifices, following the preeminent example of your Son on the
cross of Calvary. We pray that you will use this study, O Lord, to
change and sanctify our lives so we might become the Christian men
you have created us to be, living members of the Body of Christ, and
in doing so fulfill our part in advancing your Kingdom here on
earth. Bless and protect our families while we are apart from them.
We ask all of this in the name of your Son, our Savior, Jesus
presentation (note: some slides take a LONG time to load.
Lesson 1 (1-24-04) Introduction to
Lesson 2 (1-31-04) 1:1-11
Lesson 3 (2-7-04)
Lesson 4 (2-14-04)
Lesson 5 (2-22-04)
No handout for 2-28-04 Open discussion reviewing first two chapters
Lesson 6 (3-6-04) 3:1-11
Lesson 7 (3-13-04) 3:12-21
Lesson 8 (3-20-04) 4:1-9
Lesson 9 (4-3-04)
Lesson 10 (417-04) Open discussion on
whole book of Philippians and examination on prayer based on Paul's
prayer in Philippians.