Last month, John taught on one of the other two reproof epistles, The Heart of 2 Corinthians. He is following up with Philippians, another such epistle that corrects the behavioral deviation from a doctrinal epistle (Ephesians). Short and sweet, it is a remarkable letter that is LOADED with heart and pathos. If you first read Acts 16, the scintillating account of how Paul became so bonded with the believers at Philippi, his ensuing words to them will even more deeply touch your heart.
Surprisingly, the underlying theme of this reproof epistle is JOY and REJOICING. If greater intimacy with the Lord Jesus, more humility, and less focus on yourself are your goals, understanding Philippians will definitely enhance and empower your spiritual walk.