Ironically, Paul wrote the encouraging letter to the Philippians while in prison. It testifies to the ability of the human soul to rejoice in the midst of difficult circumstances. Each week of this six-session study on the book of Philippians covers a theme and contains five days of reflection, concentrating on only a few verses a day. The goal is to experience life transformation as God speaks to you through Scripture and then live faithfully to the Word through the power of the Holy Spirit.
The life and writings of Paul make up a large percentage of the New Testament. Yet many Christians struggle to grasp their significance because the culture and concerns they address seem so far removed from our own life experience. The Messenger of Grace Bible Study series, based on Kenneth Schenck's PaulMessenger of Grace, helps small groups and individuals go deeper in their understanding of Paul and his letters. Like the book, these studies begin with sound scholarship and focus on applying Paul's life and letters to contemporary life in a practical way. Each six-week study focuses on one of Paul's letters from the earlier part of his ministry and includes both weekly and daily study components.
Kenneth Schenck is academic dean and professor of New Testament and Christian ministry at Wesley Seminary in Marion, Indiana.