1. Do we find it hard to press on (v.12, 14)? Does the “prize” (v.14) imply that that our efforts will be rewarded?
2. As we strain forwards (v.13) are there things which we might need to leave behind?
3. Of whom is Paul speaking in v.18-19? Whoever they were, they lie outside the expression which follows in v.20 ‘our citizenship’.
4. Where were the inhabitants of Philippi citizens of? Where did they actually live? Where are we citizens of? Where do we actually live?