You are invited to come on Monday, Nov 21 at 7pm in the church basement.
Monday night begins the study of Paul’s letter to the Philippians. For this time together, chapter one will be studied. Please come and bring a friend. In addition to the Bible study, there will be a time for sharing, fellowship, and prayer.
Paul’s letter to the Philippians is one of his most personal and most passionate. Written to his beloved
Philippians from a Roman jail cell, this letter is a kind of “last words.” In it, he expresses his deep
affection and thankfulness for his children in the faith, summarizes his life’s message, and leaves the
Philippians with charges and admonitions that will help them continue to grow in Christ. This book,
beloved by believers throughout the ages, contains the following themes.
He joyfully thanks the believers for their partnership in spreading the gospel and shares his
hopes for their future growth.
He expresses his joy that the gospel is being preached, even though his imprisonment and by
those with impure motives.
He urges the Philippians to imitate Christ in living as humble servants.
He gives news of Timothy and Epaphroditus and praises their faithful service.
He proclaims that any gain in this life is worthless compared to knowing and becoming like
He gives instructions on experiencing peace and contentment in the Lord.
He thanks the Philippians for their financial gifts.