The Book of Philippians - Narrated by David Suchet


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"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness [ 2 Timothy 3:16 ]" from video introduction


Summary of The Book of Philippians


Author: Philippians 1:1 identifies the author of the Book of Philippians as the apostle Paul, likely along with the help of Timothy.


Date of Writing: The Book of Philippians was written in approximately A.D. 61.


Purpose of Writing: The Epistle to the Philippians, one of Paul’s prison epistles, was written in Rome. It was at Philippi, which the apostle visited on his second missionary journey (Acts 16:12), that Lydia and the Philippian jailer and his family were converted to Christ. Now, some few years later, the church was well established, as may be inferred from its address which includes “bishops (elders) and deacons” (Philippians 1:1).


The occasion of the epistle was to acknowledge a gift of money from the church at Philippi, brought to the apostle by Epaphroditus, one of its members (Philippians 4:10-18). This is a tender letter to a group of Christians who were especially close to the heart of Paul (2 Corinthians 8:1-6), and comparatively little is said about doctrinal error.


Key Verses:


Philippians 1:21: “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”


Philippians 3:7: “But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ."


Philippians 4:4: “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”


Philippians 4:6-7: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”


Philippians 4:13: “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”.. from the article: Summary of The Book of Philippians



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