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1 1 Christ In The Church Lesson 1 Introduction to Philippians Pages 1-5 Philippians

2 2 Introduction to Philippians The Author:  Paul  Personal pronouns “I,” “me,” and “my”  Paul and Timothy sent salutations  “Servants”

3 3 Introduction to Philippians The Recipients:  “Saints”  “Elders”  “Deacons” “To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the bishops and deacons” (1:1) }.}. The Local Church

4 4 Introduction to Philippians The Time and Place of Writing:  From prison in Rome about A.D “In my chains [bonds]” (1:7, 13, 14) “To the whole palace guard (1:13) “Of Caesar’s household” (4:22)

5 5 Introduction to Philippians The History:  Philippi Paul first visited the city on his second journey He converted Lydia and her household (Acts 16:14,15) Paul and Silas were beaten and thrown into prison Then, he converted the jailor and his household This is the first recorded instance of the gospel being preached in Europe Lydia was probably the first European convert

6 6 Introduction to Philippians The City:  Philippi Founded by Philip of Macedonia, father of Alexander the Great Later, it became a Roman colony founded by Augustus A foremost city of that part of Macedonia The city was on the main road from Rome to Asia; about nine miles from the Aegean Sea

7 7 Introduction to Philippians The History:  Philippi Paul first visited the city on his second journey He converted Lydia and her household (Acts 16:14,15) Paul and Silas were beaten and thrown into prison Then, converted the jailor and his household

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9 9 Rome Philippi Jerusalem.

10 10 Introduction to Philippians The Church:  At Philippi “My joy and crown” (4:1) Thirteen times “joy” or “rejoice” is used Not rebuked, but rather complimented They appreciated the gospel Paul brought to them  Provided for his support on several occasions

11 11 Introduction to Philippians The Overview  Chapter ONE: 1. Perseverance in good works 1: Attraction to “excellent” things 1: Boldness in spreading the word of God 1: Responsiveness to and appreciation for God’s workers 1: Willingness to sacrifice for the cause of Christ 1:27-30

12 12 Introduction to Philippians The Overview  Chapter TWO: 1.Unity among members 2:1-4 2.Personal humility in each member 2: Desire to serve as God’s agents to worldly men. 2: Respect for God’s servants for their works’ sake. 2:19-30

13 13 Introduction to Philippians The Overview  Chapter THREE: 1.Vigilance about true and false teachers 3: Eagerness to follow appropriate examples 3: Refusal to follow inappropriate examples 3:17-21

14 14 Introduction to Philippians The Overview  Chapter FOUR: 1.Attention to commendable attitudes 4:1-7 2.Concern for personal growth 4:8-9 3.Liberality in supporting the Lord’s work 4:10-20

15 15 Philippians THE GOSPEL IN THE CHURCH


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