This talk covers the brief letter to the Philippians that Paul wrote to his dearest supporters–the new church in Philippi—and includes background and themes. Having been with them only briefly, Paul made friends who caught his vision and supported him in every imaginable way through the coming tough years. What indescribable joy comes through each chapter for a Philippians bible study group to discover, underscored again and again–despite the conditions under which the letter is written and what the Philippians themselves are facing.
Studying this powerful letter can give spiritual guidance to spiritual seekers facing tough challenges themselves, as Paul urges the reader to put into perspective what is most important. Explaining how his own imprisonment advances the Gospel, Paul teaches the seeker how to pray, how to share the gospel and what really matters. The power of strong role models and how to handle disputes with fellow Christians are two more areas of spiritual guidance available. He expands on what it means to live a Christian life and his guidance is as relevant today as the 1st century when he wrote this community he so loved.
Enjoy this audio lecture in CD format or MP3 instant digital download. Runtime: 60 minutes