Lesson 2 of 5
In Progress

Philippians 4:13 – I Can Do All Things

Background Scripture:

Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Podcast Sections:

01:19     Problems with how this verse is interpreted
02:07    Parable of the talents – not everyone has the same abilities
02:52     Verse sometimes exploited by prosperity movement
04:43    Who’s side is God really on?
07:06    What God cares about
07:33    The passage in context
08:54    Purpose of the passage
15:27     Happiness is not our goal. A better goal is joy.
17:38     We are living for a time to come
19:07     Godliness benefits us now and in the life to come
23:34     We learn how to be content in our circumstances
26:11      Suffering is a part of our existence
29:03    Consequences of treating the passage as a promise of prosperity

Question 01

How have you heard Philippians 4:13 used in the past?

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Question 02

How should we understand Philippians 4:13 in light of verses like Matthew 24:9-11, Matthew 26:39 and II Timothy 2:3?

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Question 03

How can an incorrect view of Philippians 4:13 cause difficulty in a Christian’s life (discussed at 29:03)? Have you seen this happen to others?

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Question 04

Read I Timothy 4:7-10. How does godliness benefit us in both this life and in the life to come (discussed at 19:07)?


I Tim 4:7-10
7 Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; 8 for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. 9 The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance. 10 For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.

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Question 05

Do you agree that joy is a better goal than happiness (discussed at 15:27)?

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