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Philippians 2011


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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Philippians 1:1-11 Opening Remarks - Paul's salutation to a group of old friends.
Philippians 1:12-30 To Live Is Christ - How the modern Christian attitude towards death is greatly dissimilar to that of the ancient church.
Philippians 2:1-18 Unity of the Church - Paul's plea for the unity of the church using the humility of Christ as his exemplar.
Philippians 2:19-30 Heroes - an examination of what it takes to be a genuine hero — and why we so often missed them.
Philippians 3:1-16 Pearl of Great Price -  How Paul dealt with the issue of circumcision in his time, and gave us the challenge of the kingdom.
Philippians 3:17-21 Enemies Within. An exploration of the fact that the church will always contain those who are actually enemies of Christ.
Philippians 4:1-9 Rejoice in the Lord - Paul gives rules of conduct for trying times.
Philippians 4:10-23 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 here.