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

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

  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. Introduction to Philippians The Time and Place of Writing: • From prison in Rome about 61-63 A.D • “In my chains [bonds]” (1:7, 13, 14) • “To the whole palace guard (1:13) • “Of Caesar’s household” (4:22)

  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. 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. 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

  8. Philippi Rome . Jerusalem

  9. 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

  10. Introduction to Philippians The Overview • Chapter ONE: 1. Perseverance in good works 1:5-7 2. Attraction to “excellent” things 1:8-11 3. Boldness in spreading the word of God 1:12-18 4. Responsiveness to and appreciation for God’s workers 1:19-26 5. Willingness to sacrifice for the cause of Christ 1:27-30

  11. Introduction to Philippians The Overview • Chapter TWO: • Unity among members 2:1-4 • Personal humility in each member 2:5-11 • Desire to serve as God’s agents to worldly men. 2:12-18 • Respect for God’s servants for their works’ sake. 2:19-30

  12. Introduction to Philippians The Overview • Chapter THREE: • Vigilance about true and false teachers 3:1-11 • Eagerness to follow appropriate examples 3:12-16 • Refusal to follow inappropriate examples 3:17-21

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

  14. Philippians THE GOSPEL IN THE CHURCH