In this lesson, we will take a more in-depth look at Paul’s opening words to the church in Philippi. With the knowledge we have about the specific people Paul is writing to, Paul’s words will carry more weight and meaning.
We will discover one of Paul’s major themes throughout the letter as well as considering a shift in our heart attitude toward those in God’s church whom we don’t like or agree with.
One of our comments from Lesson 1 reminded me of how timely the truths are from Lesson 2. As we consider the relationships in our lives (Christians and non-Christians) we are desperately in need of God’s guidance in both love and discernment. Paul gives us some challenging words and a road map toward receiving and living out His love and discernment.
*If you are viewing this in a group: consider using the reflection questions and the additional questions in the comment section as part of your discussion.