This is a letter with two distinguishing characteristics.
First, it's a letter to a church Paul knows quite well; these folks
are his friends. Second, within its words are some of the most
profound statements about Christ outside the Gospel of John.
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|Opening Remarks -
Paul's salutation to a group of old friends.
|To Live Is Christ -
How the modern Christian attitude towards death is greatly
dissimilar to that of the ancient church.
|Unity of the Church - Paul's plea for the
unity of the church using the humility of Christ as his
|Heroes - an
examination of what it takes to be a genuine hero — and why
we so often missed them.
Pearl of Great Price - How Paul dealt with the
issue of circumcision in his time, and gave us the challenge
of the kingdom.
Enemies Within. An
exploration of the fact that the church will always contain
those who are actually enemies of Christ.
Rejoice in the Lord - Paul gives rules of conduct for
The Lesson of Giving - Paul gives us an example of
the benefit to the giver, not just the recipient.
These lessons were originally delivered in 2011. An earlier
series on Philippians may be found