Lessons from Philippians

Session One – Introduction to Philippians (Phil 1:1-2)

Presented by Dr. David Hoffeditz

Undergoing imprisonment with the potential of capital punishment, reeling from the near death of a close companion, and the longing to reunite with dear friends are all part of the backdrop of this letter penned by the Apostle Paul. In an epistle that is more emotional than theological, Paul writes a letter full of gratitude, joy, and exhortation. In so doing, these words penned nearly 2,000 years ago to a group of believers living in Macedonia resonate even today—words that provide invaluable instruction on how to live the Christian life well. Thus, not surprisingly, this letter contains Paul’s motto for life: “For me to live is Christ; to die is gain.” (Phil 1:21).