Philippians 3-4

While in prison in Rome (Acts 28.30-31), Paul was informed about the unrest in Philippi.  He had enjoyed a prosperous but dangerous encounter there on his second journey (Acts 16.11-40), and from that meeting onward the Philippians began to provide Paul with financial support (1.5; 4.15-16).  In the apostle’s mind, … Continue reading

Philippians 1-2

While Paul was imprisoned in Rome after his third missionary journey (Acts 28.30-31), he heard of the struggles of his friends in Philippi.  On his second journey Paul had enjoyed both success and opposition there; he confronted the pagan culture and was accused of being a Jew who advocated illegal … Continue reading