Paul's Letter To Philippians

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In the book of Philippians, the author Paul writes a thank you letter to the believers at Philippi for their help in this hour of need (Abba). After reading through Philippians it seems that some of the people of Philippi are having a hard time putting their faith in God. Paul wrote to the believers and gave them instructions on Christian Unity (Abba). It seems that some Christians are becoming weary of sharing their beliefs and values of their religion and Christ. Paul was writing this letter to the people of Philippi while he was in prison. In the first chapter of Philippians, Paul wants Christians to use his imprisonment as a learning experience. Philippians 1:13-14 reads “As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. Because of my chains, most of my brothers in the Lord have been encouraged to speak the word of God more courageously and fearlessly.” Throughout Philippians,…show more content…
Paul saw a vision in the night of a man of Macedonia who stood and pleaded with him “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” (Padfield). This vision drew Paul to Macedonia, once he was there he noticed that faith in God was nonexistence. The religious life of those in Philippi was based on the emperor, the Egyptian Gods, as well as many other deities (Biblical Studies Press). This posed a major challenge for Paul. Paul wanted to establish the church in Philippi but was unsure of where to begin. Paul traveled to Gangites River in hopes of finding a Jewish meeting place and was met there by a group of women perhaps establishing the beginning of the Philippian Church ( Paul’s establishment of the Philippian Church is highly significant. The establishment of the church is significant because Paul was about to preach the gospel for the first time on European soil

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