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Liberty University [email protected] University The Owner's Manual File Theological Studies 11-2017 Article 50: Philippians at a Glance Harold Willmington Liberty University , [email protected] Follow this and additional works at: Part of the Biblical Studies Commons , Christianity Commons , Practical Theology Commons , and the Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion Commons This Article is brought to you for free and open access by the Theological Studies at [email protected] University. It has been accepted for inclusion in The Owner's Manual File by an authorized administrator of [email protected] University. For more information, please contact [email protected] . Recommended Citation Willmington, Harold, "Article 50: Philippians at a Glance" (2017). The Owner's Manual File . 62.
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64 PHILIPPIANS AT A GLANCE This book was written by the imprisoned Paul in Rome to thank the Philippian church for its generosity and to present Jesus Christ as life’s purpose (1:6), life’s pattern (2:5 -6), l ife’s prize (3:14), and life’s power (4:13). BOTTOM LINE INTRODUCTION CAN IT BE? IS IT POSSIBLE TO OFFER UP PRAISE IN A PRISON AND TO WRITE OF JOY FROM A JAILHOUSE? It is indeed, as demonstrated by the wonderful book of Philippians. The words joy and rejoicing are found no less than 18 times in Philippians more than any other biblical book for its size. The secret and source of this joy is Christ, which name in various forms appears some 70 times in this epistle. FACTS REGARDING THE AUTHOR OF THIS BOOK 1. Who? Paul. He was also known as Saul of Tarsus (Acts 9:11). This relentless enemy of Christians (Acts 8:3; 22:5, 19; 26:11; Gal. 1:13) would, following his conversion (Acts 9:3-9), become the greatest missionary, church planter, soul winner, and theologian in church history, authoring nearly half of the New Testament books!
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