What is the book of philippians about in the bible
What Matters Most - Bible Study Book: A Study of Philippians by Karen EhmanThe world has always been full of trials, disappointments, temptations, fractured friendships, and financial hardships. Yet Pauls letter to the Philippians claims we can discover contentment and joy in the midst of it all by prioritizing what matters most--Christ.
Over 7 sessions, study the ever-relevant Letter of Philippians to deepen your relationship with Jesus, turn your worries into worship, and develop gospel-centered tools for navigating relational conflict and thriving in Christian love.
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Learn to live in joy despite your circumstances.
Unearth the secret of contentment--knowing Christ.
Banish anxiety by implementing biblical practices to rest in the peace of Christ.
Prioritize the Lord above all else.
Develop gospel-centered tools to navigate relational conflict.
Epistle to the Philippians
This article is part of the Why Study the Book? Tolkien's in The Fellowship of the Ring. Gandalf and his diverse cohort shared an all-consuming mission. They shared extraordinary, harrowing experiences. This, in turn, led to a deep and meaningful bond.
Title: Philippians derives its name from the Greek city where the church to which it was addressed was located. Philippi was the first town in Macedonia where Paul established a church. Authorship: The unanimous testimony of the early church was that the Apostle Paul wrote Philippines. Nothing in the letter would have motivated a forger to write it. The question of when Philippians was written cannot be separated from that of where it was written. Background — Setting: The city of Philippi. The city was established by and named after, Philip of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great.
The Generosity of the Philippians
The joy of the Christian experience is the dominant theme running through the book of Philippians. The words "joy" and "rejoice" are used 16 times in the epistle. The Apostle Paul wrote the letter to express his gratitude and affection for the Philippian church, his strongest supporters in ministry. Scholars agree that Paul drafted the epistle during his two years of house arrest in Rome. Paul had established the church in Philippi approximately 10 years prior, during his second missionary journey recorded in Acts His tender love for the believers in Philippi is apparent in this most personal of Paul's writings.