The church, or group of people, in the city of Philippi who were close to Paul were suffering from two Christianity's fiercest opponents: self-sufficiency and complacency. The Apostle Paul wrote this letter from a Roman prison cell, and was able to present a unique perspective on these enemies of our faith. Even while he was suffering from harsh conditions behind bars, Paul continued to encourage fellow believers by declaring that his imprisonment was reason for joy.
The letter to the Philippians also includes Paul's concerns for the church regarding spiritual and practical matters. Explore topics such as unity and false teachers as Paul urges believers to remain in their spiritual commitment and integrity as well as to continue to grow in Christ.
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- The Epistle of Joy (Philippians 1:1-11)
- The Joy of Ministry (Philippians 1:12-26)
- Conduct Worthy of Christ (Philippians 1:27-30)
- Spiritual Unity (Philippians 2:1-4)
- The Incarnation and Exaltation of Christ (Philippians 2:5-11)
- God at Work in You (Philippians 2:12-13)
- Stop Complaining! (Philippians 2:14-16)
- Model Spiritual Servants (Philippians 2:17-30)
- The Distinguishing Marks of True Believers (Philippians 3:1-11)
- Reaching for the Prize (Philippians 3:12-21)
- Spiritual Stability (Philippians 4:1-9)
- The Secret of Contentment (Philippians 4:10-23)