Essay on Exegetical Study of Philippians

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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Exegetical Study of Philippians 2:1-11 Submitted to Dr. Ram Bush, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the completion of the course NBST 610-B07 Hermeneutics October 5, 2014 Table of Contents Thesis Statement 3 Passage Introduction 3 Background and Context 4 Content of Philippians 5 2:1Unity 5 2:2 Joy 6 2:3 Selflessness 6 2:4 Affirming Selflessness 7 2:5 Christian Humility 7 2:6 Humility of Christ 8 2:7 Sanctification 9 2:8 Humbled 9 2:9 Christ’s Glory 10 2:10 God’s Purpose 11 2:11 Jesus Christ is Lord 12 Application 12 BIBLIOGRPHY 14 Thesis Statement This paper will defend the theory that The Apostle Paul saw a type of…show more content…
The Apostle Paul exhorts to the Philippians the duties of living a Christ like life. Paul wanted them to follow the example that was given by Jesus Christ. Paul urges the Philippians to have brotherly love for one another he also reminds them of the humility that Christ had when he walked this earth. In the second section of the passage, (vv.5-11). Paul again reminds the Philippians to follow the example of Christ. He wants the people to hold their brother’s and sister’s in a higher regard than themselves. Just like Christ humbled himself to be human and die for humanity; so should the Philippians humble themselves to serve each other with meekness and love. (v.9). Paul then shows the Philippians how God glorified Christ and gave him authority over all creation. Background and Context The province of Philippi was established in 356 B.C. Philippi was a Greek city. The name Philippians originates from the province of Philippi which was located in Macedonia. The people who lived in Philippi were all Roman citizens. The Apostle Paul came to Philippi when he left Asia Minor with Timothy, Silas and Luke. The group set sail to what we now know as Europe and landed in the city of Philippi which was a Roman colony. Paul did find a few Jewish people living in Philippi. It was these types of encounters that allowed Paul to meet a group of women in which he proclaimed the Christian gospel. This was Paul’s first Christian congregation.
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