January 13th, 2014

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Paul’s greeting to the church follows a fairly common format, yet it is infused with so much more hope than the basic cordial greeting. Grace to you—and peace. The gospel encapsulated. In and through relationship with Jesus we have received … Read More

January 11th & 12th, 2014

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Paul celebrates his partnership with the Philippian church in the proliferation of the gospel. As an apostle of Jesus Christ, Paul’s role was to initiate churches throughout the known world as lead by the Holy Spirit. The church in Philippi … Read More

January 10th, 2014

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Philippians is a friendly letter. Paul has great fondness for the people of Philippi, and he has great admiration for their enduring commitment to their faith in Jesus. All admonition in the letter is in regards to protecting and maintaining … Read More

January 9th, 2014

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Philippi was a significant city in the history of the Roman Empire. Two major battles occurred in the nearby plain: 42BCE when Octavian (later named Caesar Augustus) and Mark Anthony defeated Cassius and Brutus (the assassins of Julius Caesar); and … Read More

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