Philippians – Profiles in Providence – 2008 – South FL
The book of Philippians is a fascinating study of many topics, all bound up in one great theme: the finished work of Christ in His death and resurrection (Phi 2:5–11). It is a letter of thanksgiving to the Philippian church (Phi 1:3; 4:10, 14). It is a letter of encouragement to them as they face many trials (Phi 1:28–30). In it, Paul gives an update on his prison status (Phi 1:12–18), and news of one of their own members who was with him (Phi 2:25–30). Above these things, it is a call to enter into the unshakeable joy of those who know that Jesus Christ controls human history.
These notes from the Book of Philippians were originally created for a conference in South Florida in March 2008.
Phi 2:5-11 is a central passage in Philippians -- evidence of the Providence of God. Abraham's faith was tested when God asked him to sacrifice Isaac; he responded without hesitation. The mighty hand of God working in the lives of men. Providence of God works out His glory and our blessing in our circumstances: examples are the lives of Joseph, Ester, Daniel (Gen 50:20, Est 9:1, Dan 4;32). God cares about the details of circumstances (Mat 10:29, Luk 12:6, Mat 10:30, Rom 8:28-29, Eph 1:11-12).
Conference notes for this series can be found [HERE]
From Series: "Philippians - Profiles in Providence - Florida 2008"
Philippians 1:12 starts out "Now I want you to know brethren that my circumstances have turned out for the greater progress of the Gospel". It's a key verse in the letter Paul wrote to those faithful believers while he was in chains.