Leading a Bible Study
The Ministry Resource Center of Hekman Library has a variety of additional helps for those leading small group Bible studies. Here are a few suggestions:
Transforming Bible Study: A Leader's Guide by Walter Wink. Located in the general collection on the 4th floor.
BS 600.2 .W573
How to Read the Bible for All It's Worth, 2d ed., by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stewart. Located in the Ministry Resource Center on the 4th floor. There is also a copy on reserve.
BS600.2 .F43 1993
For reading Philippians, see chapter 3, "The Epistles: Learning to Think Contextually," pp. 45-60.
Facilitating for Growth:A Guide for Scripture Study Groups and Small Christian Communities, by Barbara J. Fleischer. Located in the Ministry Resource Center on the 4th floor.
BV652.2 .F54 1993
So You've Been Asked to Lead a Small Group, by Willy Nywening. Located in the Ministry Resource Center on the 4th floor.
BV652.2 .N99 1998
Making Small Groups Work:What Every Small Group Leader Needs to Know, by Henry Cloud and John Townsend. Located in the Ministry Resource Center on the 4th floor.
BV652.2 .C57 2003
The Seven Deadly Sins of Small Group Ministry: A Troubleshooting Guide, by Bill Donahue and Russ Robinson. Located in the Ministry Resource Center on the 4th floor.
BV652.2 .D657 2002
Seven Myths about Small Groups: How to Keep from Falling into Common Traps, by Dan Williams. Located in the Ministry Resource Center on the 4th floor.
BV652.2 .W524 2000
How to Ask Great Questions, by Karen Lee-Thorp. Located in the Ministry Resource Center on the 4th floor.
BV652.2 .L44 1998
And, of course, there are also great resources on the web.
Here's Guide for Small Group Leaders from InterVarsity's Urbana O9, with helpful ideas about leading Bible studies.
Sermon/Bible Study Materials on Philippians
Here are some additional Bible study guides and sermon series that might be helpful.
A Life Worth Living, by Nicky Gumbel.
BV3790 .G97 1996 MRC
Bible study on Philippians designed to be a followup to the Alpha Course. There is also a 3-disc video DVD of talks by Nicky Gumbel on Philippians - BV3790 .G972 1999
Philippians: Why Do Some of the Best Letters Come from Prison? by Rob Bell
Available soon in the MRC
A 30-week sermons series based on Philippians from Mars Hill in Grandville, MI. Includes a binder with study sheets based on the series.
The King James YouTube Bible Project: Philippians
In preparation for the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible, the King James Bible Trust is compiling a "You Tube Bible." You are invited to submit a video recording of your reading of a passage from the King James Bible. There are still plenty of Philippians passages available.
Here's a reading of Philippians 4:4-9:
Basic Study Materials
Basic Study Materials are available for all participants at the Campus Bookstore. There will also be several copies on reserve at Hekman Library:
Paul for Everyone: The Prison Letters - Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon
by N. T. Wright (Westminster John Knox, 2004).
Dwelling with Philippians: A Conversation with Scripture through Image and Word
Commentaries on Philippians
Additional Works on Philippians
For a treatment of Philippians from an African perspective, see the Africa Bible Commentary (Word Alive Publishers/Zondervan, 2006) BS491.3 .A47 2006. The section on Philippians (pp. 1439-1448) is written by Eshetu Abate.
John Chrysostom, Homilies on Philippians, available from the Christian Classics Ethereal Library.
Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture 7: Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians. Mark J. Edwards, ed. InterVarsity Press, 1999.
BS2685.3 .G355 1999
A compilation gleaned from commentary by Fathers of the Church.
John Calvin. Commentaries on the Epistles of Paul the Apostle to the Philippians, Colossians, and Thessalonians. Trans. by T. H. L. Parker.
BS491 .C26 vol.11
A commentarie of M. Iohn Caluine vppon the Epistle to the Philippians: wherein is set out the necessitie and profite of
affliction vnto the faithfull, the benefite of God his word, the
fruits, of vnitie and humilitie, free iustification by faith in Iesus
Christ without our owne merites, the assurance, ioy, and contented
mindes of the godlie, and their perseueraunce in godlinesse vnto the
end. With many other comfortable and profitable pointes of religion.
Translated out of Latine by W.B.