Philippians and Philemon Course Outline
Session 1: Philippians 1:1 – 11 Introduction to Philippians
Session 2: Philippians 1:12 – 2:11 Imprisonment
Session 3: Philippians 2:12 – 3:11 The Mystery of Christ
Session 4: Philippians 3:12 – 4:23 Running the Race
Session 5: Philemon 1 – 24 The Request
Paul wrote both of these short letters from prison, probably in Ephesus in the summer of 54 c.e. The letter to the community at Philippi and the letter to Philemon are both somewhat personal. Philippians expresses Paul’s genuine affection for this community and his concern for its well-being. The letter to Philemon is a mediation on behalf of a runaway slave that has come to him during his imprisonment. Yet, even with the personal nature of these letters, the primary elements of Paul’s theology are clearly visible.
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