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An Introduction to Philippians

Starting Monday July 15th and releasing every weekday, you will find lectio divina readings for the book of Philippians here on our app.

Every morning we will release the days reading as both an audio recording and also in written form.

Explore the next post to find a helpful introduction exploring how to read the Bible using the ancient practice of lectio divina.

About the book

The Apostle Paul wrote this personal and heart-felt letter to the Philippians to express his gratitude and affection for this church which he had established in Philippi approximately 10 years prior (see map below).Scholars agree that Paul drafted the epistle during his two years of house arrest in Rome and date the composition of the book to be around 62AD.

The church had sent gifts to Paul while he was in chains. These gifts were delivered by Epaphroditus, a leader in the Philippian church who ended up assisting Paul with ministry in Rome. At some point while serving with Paul, Epaphroditus became dangerously sick and nearly died. After his recovery, Paul sent Epaphroditus back to Philippi carrying with him the letter to the Philippian church.

Besides expressing thanks to the believers in Philippi for their gifts and support, Paul took the opportunity to encourage the church concerning practical matters such as humility and unity.

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