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The Book Of Phillipians

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This book was written about the same time as Ephesians and Colossians. The city received its name “Philippi” by Philip, the father of Alexander the Great. The area around this city was exceptionally fertile soil and was rich in minerals. Philippi was populated mostly be Romans. Few Jews lived there and there was no synagogue. Philippians is a letter of correction--a letter of’ Christian appreciation and exhortation.

Life was hard in the city of Philippi. The Christians were being persecuted for their faith. Paul, their first teacher, was in prison far away. One of the key members had fallen deathly ill. They had worked for the sake of the gospel ever since Paul first shared it with them – and the waork was really hard. And in the middle of all this, Paul tells them to rejoice. Why? Because God is at work.
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Paul commends the Philippians for their earnest work in spreading the word of God. He tells them how much he longs to see them. He warns them about potential pitfalls. He coaches them on dealing with hard times, and provides examples from his own life, other Christians and the Lord Jesus Christ. No matter what, the good news of Jesus Christ will advance. God will complete His work in the Philippians’ lives. His children will have all their true needs supplied. The theme verse of Philippians is ‘ rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say rejoice!” (Phil
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