The Book of Philippians

I. Title

        The title of this book is taken from the name of the city to which it was addressed: Philippi.

II. Author and Setting

        The authors of Philippians are Paul and Timothy:

        Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus,
        To all the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons:

        Philippi was located in Macedonia, about ten miles inland from the Aegean Sea. It used to be called Krenides, which means "springs", but in 356 BC the name was changed by Philip II, king of Macedonia from 359-336 BC and father of Alexander the Great. Paul had visited Philippi on his second and third missionary journeys (see Acts 16:11-40, 20:6).
        The letter was probably written sometime between AD 59 and 61, during Paul's first imprisonment in Rome (Acts 28:11-31).

III. An Outline of Philippians

I. Introduction 1:1-11
II. Paul's circumstances 1:12-30
III. The mind of Christ 2:1-18
IV. Timothy and Epaphroditus 2:19-30
V. Living the life 3:1-4:20
VI. Conclusion 4:21-23

Questions on Philippians

1. When was the letter to the Philippians written?
2. Comment on Philippians 1:18.
3. Comment on Philippians 2:1-11.
4. Comment on Philippians 3:13-14.
5. Comment on Philippians 4:4-9.