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Of all the churches to whom Paul wrote, none commanded his affection like this one.  It's a letter to the mature church, which still has value today.

Philippians 1:1-11 Letter to Old Friends  Introduction and initial greetings; joy in greeting old friends.
Philippians 1:12-26 Gospel In Chains  Even though Paul is in prison, his entire life exalts Christ.
Philippians 1:27-30 Worthy of the Gospel  It is in struggle and suffering that we become worthy of the Gospel
Philippians 2:1-11 Let This Mind Be In You The supreme humility of Christ - and how we should follow his example.
Philippians 2:12-18 Work Out Your Own Salvation The supposed conflict between faith and works examined - in light of a passage that supports both sides of the argument.
Philippians 2:19-30 Care and Cares of a Servant of God How a servant of God is to be treated by the church.
Philippians 3:1-16 Pearl of Great Price What Paul had to give up to receive the kingdom of God; the good is the enemy of the best.
Philippians 3:17-21 Enemies of the Cross The greatest enemies of the Cross are within the church, not without.
Philippians 4:1-9 Art of Peaceful Living  Living at peace with others, at peace with ourselves and at peace with God.
Philippians 4:10-23 Giving and Receiving The Christian view of giving as benefiting the giver and receiver.

These lessons were originally delivered in 2000.  A newer series can be found here.