Wow! What a jammed packed letter. One could spend a year preaching from this text. It is so rich; however that is not the task at hand.
This is a 10,000 foot fly-over of this fantastic letter to the first congregation that Paul established don the continent of Europe. If you are part of a healthy congregation that contends with only the occasional squabble, this short epistle will seem like it was addressed to you and your congregation.
As you fly through Philippians, realize that you are truly free to be the people that God wants you to be. He has done it! All we need do is take hold of that which we have already obtained in the blood of Christ Jesus.
Chapter 1 – To Live is Christ. To Die is Gain.
Chapter 2 – To the Glory of God the Father!
Chapter 3 – Profit and Loss
Chapter 4 – Be Anxious for Nothing!