Book Overviews · Philippians

Philippians Over for tomorrow

I know you know this already, but this is another letter written by Paul, from Prison.  Paul had visited Philippi during his second mission trip (if you printed the maps).  It was at Philippi, that Lydia and the Philippian jailer and his family were converted. A few years later, the church was well established.

Paul is writing this letter to acknowledge a gift of money from the church at Philippi, brought to the apostle by Epaphroditus, one of its members.   This is a loving letter to a group of Christians who were special to Paul. ❤️

The book is about:

  • Christ in our life,
  • Christ in our mind,
  • Christ as our goal,
  • Christ as our strength,
  • and joy through suffering.

It was written during Paul’s imprisonment in Rome, about thirty years after Christ’s ascension and about ten years after Paul first preached at Philippi.  Paul is a prisoner of Nero (remember him?)🤮 yet he talks about “joy”. .

GOSPEL GREATER THAN CIRCUMSTANCE - Lighthouse Christian Church

A sneak peek of some familiar scriptures:

“For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

“I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”

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