Paul’s letter to the Philippians is a letter of encouragement, reminding the believers in Philippi who were undergoing difficulties and persecution to rejoice always in the Lord. Paul prayed that the believers would grow in knowledge and spiritual discernment so that they would mature into saints who reflect Jesus Christ in every way, and who prize Christ and the advancement of the gospel above even their own lives.

The study of this book will encourage us to be of the same mind and spirit. To be praying at all times for the spiritual richness of one another. We will learn how to follow the example of our Lord, emptying ourselves of personal desire and gain, and rather obeying our God and seeking His will first, even at the cost of our lives. Paul teaches us in Philippians about the true value of all the things that we accumulate in this life. Paul calls his accomplishments ‘rubbish’, and he gladly left them in order to gain Christ. We will learn how true and lasting satisfaction comes only when we seek it in God.

We will learn in this book how to enjoy the peace of God by rejoicing in Him always. Paul wants us to pray thankfully at all times and meditate solely on those things that are right and godly. This letter is an intimate letter of love for all Christians, and it is a great example of how to overflow with joy in our lives.