The book of philippians 4 failing to give roman citizens a proper trial 16. Over the next four fridays we are going to be studying the book of philippians together. Kjv, word study bible, hardcover, red letter edition. The city was founded by phillip ii, the father of alexander the great. Polycarps statement can be explained by either a noncanonical letter being written in addition to philippians, or by understanding. If we truly want to know what a bible verse or passage means, we have to read it in context. The epistle is attributed to paul the apostle and a coauthor named timothy, and is addressed to the christian church in philippi.
It is a short thankyou note from paul to the philippian church, regarding gifts they had sent him. Background to philippians book study the beat by allen parr. Indeed, true companion, i ask you also to help these women who have shared my struggle in the cause of the gospel, together with clement also and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life. Joyful living philippians sermon series keep believing. This workbook was designed for bible class study, family study, or personal study. In this context, he is saying that by christs strength he could rejoice whether he had much or little.
Philippians can be called resources through suffering. Intro to philippians biblica the international bible. It manifests a particularly vigorous type of christian living. And the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life. Verse 1 actually concludes pauls previous passage, from the end of chapter 3, with an encouragement to stand. The church can thank phillip and his son alexander for establishing the greek empire, which gave way. Book of philippians overview insight for living ministries. Read commentary on this popular bible verse and understand the real meaning behind gods word using john gills. There is joy when harmony prevails among the brethren 2. Like any portion of the bible, the meaning of a passage is determined by the author not the reader and limited by what comes before.
Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, i press on toward the goal to win the prize for which god has called me heavenward in christ jesus. Paul encourages the philippians to live as citizens of a heavenly city, growing in their commitment to serve god and one another. I am able to do all things through him who strengthens me. The book is about christ in our life, christ in our mind, christ as our goal, christ as our strength, and joy through suffering.
From internal considerations it appears that colossians, ephesians, and philemon were written early during pauls roman imprisonment and taken together to asia minor by tychicus col. Philippians 4 background information with maps and images. Paul, timothy, and epaphroditus try to be good examples as well. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. When we have christ in us, and were looking to do the best we can, the lord, who dwells in us, will enable us to whats needed, especially, when rel. I have mentioned several times that this book is essentially a thankyou note from the apostle paul to the church at philippi. The book of philippians is commonly believed to be written in the year 61 or 62 ad. If jesus possessed the nature of deity, could he lose that nature or the qualities that are essential to that nature. After telling his audience that hes experienced both poverty and affluence, the apostle paul writes these wellknown words. With this sermon we come to the end of our series from the book of philippians. Introduction, background, and outline to philippians.
Philippians 4, new international version niv the bible app. Paul says, i can do all things in christthat is, in the context of the will of christ for. Chapter 4 speaks of christs strength in times of suffering. Swift among exegetes, philippians has been sort of a rubiks cube of the pauline literature. Thus, we can remain calm because he is with us immanuel. Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, i press on toward the goal to win the prize for which god has called. Thanksgiving and prayer for the philippian church 1. Philippians 4 commentary james burton coffman commentaries. Despite his frequent need, and harsh treatment, paul joyfully declares his confidence that god will allow him to endure anything. It is a missionary thankyou letter in which the missionary reports on the progress of his work. The epistle to the philippians, commonly referred to as philippians, is a pauline epistle of the new testament of the christian bible. If the journeys described in philippians can be fitted in the two year imprisonment 9 there is evidence that 1 there was a palace guard in rome phil 1. But the universal extension of the maxim beyond the immediate occasion and context is not inadmissible. But the portrait of jesus christ as a humble servant.
Books and articles that equip you for deeply biblical thinking and. Paul and silas first visited philippi in greece during pauls second missionary journey, which occurred between approximately 49. I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Closing appeal for steadfastness and unity therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom i love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the lord in this way, dear friends. Paul used the word engus with this particular ambiguity in mind. Many of us have seen some variation of these words in. There is no clear or colored backing after installation is complete. Apostle pauls encouraging letter to the people of philippi, greece who were the first christian community in europe, telling them how to live in the joy of christ. But, even more importantly, the lord is coming soon. Aug 19, 2016 background to philippians book study the beat by allen parr. Therefore god has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that jesus christ is lord, to. The lord is at hand can be understood in time and space.
He is writing to thank them for the gift they sent when they heard he was a. Introduction to the book of philippians clover sites. It represents the ultimate and ideal consciousness of the christian. Philippians 3 background information with maps and images. It is a testament to pauls rejection of all worldly.
This book is known as one of pauls prison epistles colossians, ephesians, philemon, and philippians. Philippians introduction background from the book of. See more ideas about bible, philippians 4 and bible verses. Many of us have seen some variation of these words in encouraging notes and cards, in art, on tshirts. There were others in philippi who also helped paul. The apostle paul wrote this letter to the christians in philippi, probably from rome c. Its a statement that paul alludes to, many times in his letters epistles, including 2cor. This chapter is a fitting conclusion for the whole epistle.
Book of philippians free bible study questions, class book, workbook, assignments, and study material. There is joy in knowing christ and experiencing his resurrection power 3. The church at philippi, the first one founded by paul in europe, dates from the apostles second missionary journey acts 16. Watch our overview video on the book of philippians, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. Properly, i have strength in all things, rather according to the context to bear than to do. Many times it has been twisted, turned, and rearranged as scholars have attempted to make the best sense they could of it. Background paper on the epistle to the philippians the city of philippi the city of philippi was located in modern macedonia, which is north of greece.
Enduring word bible commentary philippians chapter 4. I can do all things through christ which strengtheneth me. Thanking the philippians for sending him a lovegift 4. Polycarps statement can be explained by either a noncanonical letter. The background color of this decal will be the surface it adheres to. Yes, and i ask you, my true companion, help these women since they have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with. Philippians introduction background from the book of acts. What is your favorite bible verse from the book of philippians. And the peace of god, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in christ jesus.
In a wonderful book called the rare jewel of christian contentment, the. Frank dauenhauer, i love to know the history etymology of words and phrases. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to god. I plead with euodia and i plead with syntyche to be of the same mind in the lord. Philippians 4 new international version niv closing appeal for steadfastness and unity. He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of christ jesus philippians 1. Tim tebow is one of many famous christians to use philippians 4. Bible study questions on the book of philippians introduction. Therefore god has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that jesus christ is lord, to the glory of god. As seen in chapter 4 paul thanked them for the people who visited him with the gifts which were donated by the philippians for the furtherance of the gospel. The philippians may well have known some of the members of the palace guard philippians 1. This was still several years before his death in 68. Heartlight christian powerpoint background of philippians 4.316 1068 421 118 1263 1164 1650 506 1154 1379 1164 357 736 567 1258 128 968 1415 404 1395 1188 274 1616 201 1559 697 701 1262 14 1103 251 1603 653 1218 441 554 1635 696 525 1464 947 400 788 1282 593 1332 1207 110 835