Why did Paul wrote to the Philippian church?
One of Paul’s purposes in writing this letter was to express gratitude for the affection and financial assistance the Saints in Philippi had extended to him during his second missionary journey and his imprisonment in Rome (see Philippians 1:3–11; 4:10–19; see also Bible Dictionary, “Pauline Epistles”).
What is the main message of Philippians?
Themes: Hardship, humility, love, service, hope beyond suffering, God’s glory. Paul tells the Philippians that even though they face persecution and danger, their lives as Christians should be consistent with the truth of God in Jesus who gave himself up in love for others.
What is the purpose of the book of Philippians?
The book of Philippians conveys a powerful message about the secret of contentment. Although Paul had faced severe hardships, poverty, beatings, illness, and even his current imprisonment, in every circumstance he had learned to be content.
What is Paul’s relationship with the Philippians?
Paul assures the Philippians that his imprisonment is actually helping to spread the Christian message, rather than hindering it. He also expresses gratitude for the devotion and heroism of Epaphroditus, who the Philippian church had sent to visit Paul and bring him gifts.
Who is speaking in Philippians 4?
It is authored by Paul the Apostle about mid-50s to early 60s CE and addressed to the Christians in Philippi. This chapter contains Paul’s final exhortation, thanks for support and conclusion of the epistle.