Exegetical Study of Philippians Essay

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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

Exegetical Study of Philippians 2:1-11

Submitted to Dr. Ram Bush, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the completion of the course

NBST 610-B07
Hermeneutics

October 5, 2014

Table of Contents
Thesis Statement 3
Passage Introduction 3
Background and Context 4
Content of Philippians 5
2:1Unity 5
2:2 Joy 6
2:3 Selflessness 6
2:4 Affirming Selflessness 7
2:5 Christian Humility 7
2:6 Humility of Christ 8
2:7 Sanctification 9
2:8 Humbled 9
2:9 Christ’s Glory 10
2:10 God’s Purpose 11
2:11 Jesus Christ is Lord 12
Application 12
BIBLIOGRPHY 14

Thesis Statement This paper will defend the theory that The Apostle Paul saw a type of
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You will find the origin of this story in (Acts 16:14) “One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message.”
The epistle to Philippians was written by Paul while he was in prison in Rome. Although there are multiple theories showing other locations that Paul could have written these epistles the augments lack strong evidence to be considered a real possibility. Therefore, we will continue to agree with the majority of the scholarly commentaries that Paul indeed wrote the epistles from Rome.
The epistle to the Philippians is an applicable letter addressing their lack of Christian living. The epistle contains no references to the Old Testament; however there is a reference and theological edict to Christ’s humiliation and exaltation as expressed in (2:5-11). The epistle is a continuation of (1:27-2:4) as Paul was addressing the citizenship of the Philippians to Rome. He is using the same analogy to express the need for the Philippians to live in the citizenship of heaven and be obedient the Gospel of Christ. Lastly, in (1:29) Paul reiterates that no matter what they are going through in their lives, as he is also experiencing hardship. He urges the Philippians to recall the comfort that they have in Christ. They must not allow their current circumstances to influence them in any way from

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