Devotional # 121. 1/26/15. Philippians 1:1-14.
Introduction to Philippians: The book of Philippians was actually a letter from Paul and Timothy (as we’ll see in verse 1) to the church in Philippi. 1,503 more words
Paul had planted the first Christian church in Europe in the town of Philippi, in the region of northeastern Greece known as Macedonia. Paul’s letter to the Philippian church is very upbeat & encouraging, despite his being confined in a Roman minimum security prison (319). 322 more words
The next morning the Roman officials sent officers with an order to release Paul & Silas from the Philippian jail (277).
But Paul said to the officers, “We are Roman citizens; we were not found guilty of any crime, yet they whipped us in public & then threw us in jail. 153 more words
On another day in Philippi, the four witnesses for Jesus – Paul, Silas, Timothy & Luke — were going to the place of prayer (275). On the way they were met by a slave girl who had an ungodly spirit that enabled her to predict the future; she earned a lot of money for her owners by telling fortunes. 228 more words