PHILIPPIANS TOTAL CHAPTERS: 4
PHILIPPIANS TOTAL VERSES: 104
TOTAL WORDS: 2,002
DATE WRITTEN: 61 AD
Joy Of Life In Christ. Righteousness through Faith. Unity for the Sake of the Gospel.
Paul, Philippians, Timothy, Epaphroditus.
BOOK OF PHILIPPIANS KEY VERSES:
1:21: For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
3:7: What things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
4:4: Rejoice in the Lord always, Again, I say rejoice.
4:13: I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.
Book of Philippians is a letter from Paul and Timothy to Christians in the city of Philippi. Philippians was among the last letters Paul penned, having written it from Roman custody sometime around 61 AD. Paul’s house arrest in Rome is recorded in Acts 28:14-31 and this appears to be the happenings in which the Philippians reached to help Paul. The Epistle is uniquely notable because of its portrayal of the humility of Jesus and where people were advised to be loving to each other, to agree and work together, being gentle, unselfish, and engaged in others.
The primary impulse for writing this letter to the church at Philippi was to thank them for the bountiful monetary gift they had sent to him while he was detained in Rome. The sound of this letter is more personal in character than any other letter. Paul draws his own beliefs and affirms that all believers must not be self-centered in their lives, but must look to Christ for an example of sacrifice and unity in purpose. He further compares enemies of the cross with those who are friends of Jesus and the cross. Mostly this letter is about joy. The noun joy is used four times while the verb, rejoice, is used eight times in this letter.
CHAPTER WISE SUMMARY:
Chapter#1. The Mind of Paul. Bad circumstances have brought good results. Thanksgiving. Paul Honors Christ Whether He Lives Or Dies. Behave in a manner worthy of the good news.
Chapter#2. The Mind of Christ. Have the unselfish mind of Christ. Christian humility. Christ’s Humiliation And Exaltation. Sending Timothy and Epaphroditus.
Chapter#3. That I May Know Him. Beware of Judaizing teachers. Warning Against Evil Workers. Citizenship in the heavens. Imitate Paul.
Chapter#4. What Believers Should Think. Rejoice!. Unity, rejoicing, proper thoughts. Not to Anxious For anything. Appreciation for Philippians’ gifts.