Time – 62 A.D.
– The tone of this letter is more personal in nature than
any other letter. Paul outlines his own beliefs and states
that all believers must not be self–centred in their lives,
but must look to Christ for an example of self–sacrifice and
unity in purpose. He further contrasts enemies of the cross
with those who are friends of the Lord Jesus and the cross.
It is thought that Paul wrote this epistle while he was in
Verses – "But what things were gain to me, these
I have counted loss for Christ. But indeed I also count all
things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ
Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things,
and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ"
Philippians 3 v 7 to 8
I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I
do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching
forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the
goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind"
Philippians 3 v 13 to 15
our life – Chapter 1 v 1 to 30
our mind – Chapter 2 v 1 to 30
our goal – Chapter 3 v 1 to 4 v 1
our strength – Chapter 4 v 2 to 2