Philippians: Christ, Our Confidence Strength

If you are going through times of pressure and trial, I urge you to read this little letter. It will encourage you greatly, especially if you remember it was written by Paul as he was chained to a Roman soldier awaiting trial.

Bible Studies in the Book of Philippians

Please click the heading above to see the messages in this series.

Phil 1:1-11
Advance Through Defeat
Phil 1:12-26
The Practice of Unity
Phil 1:27-2:4
The Secret of Humility
Phil 2:5-11
God at Work
Phil 2:12-18
Christian Manhood
Phil 2:19-30
Dangerous Confidence
Phil 3:1-7
Adequate Living
Phil 3:8-12
Standing While Running
Phil 4:1-9
To Be Content
Phil 4:10-20

Overview the Book of Philippians

from Adventuring Through the Bible

The letter to the Philippians has been called not only the tenderest letter that Paul ever wrote, but also the most delightful. It brims over with expressions of praise. confidence and rejoicing, despite the fact that this is one of Paul's prison epistles, written in Rome during his first imprisonment.

You can find the background for this letter in the closing section of the book of Acts, and also in chapter sixteen, which tells of Paul's visit to Philippi and the founding of the church to which he later wrote this letter. You may remember reading of those exciting and danger-filled days when Paul and Silas were in Philippi together. They first met a group of women who were having a prayer meeting by the riverside. and to these women they spoke the Gospel. One of them, Lydia, a seller of purple goods (one who dyed garments for royalty and the wealthy), invited them into her home, and her name has been known throughout the centuries because of her kindness and hospitality to the apostle. In Lydia's home the church of Philippi began.