I have to admit, I have been struggling with what to do for the letter P. I almost decided to simply skip it, but thought Philippians! Why not talk about my studies in Philippians?
Why study Philippians?
As you might know, I’ve been mostly housebound since late fall, and have recently been feeling a bit better. Not better enough to go for my daily walks, but better enough to want to DO stuff. I found a treadmill on facebook, and now I am walking inside the house!
I’m using my time to delve deeply into the book of Philippians. I started my studies in Philippians simply because when I was looking around at video options, it was the first book that jumped out at me! 🙂 I started off listening to the audio bible on youtube, and then moved into this introductory video.
I gradually added speakers to listen to. I’ve gone so far as to create a playlist. New skill for me by the way! 🙂 Born of necessity as I kept having to hunt up the video I was listening to!
BUT I’ve not only been listening to youtube videos! Part of having a membership to SchoolhouseTeachers.com is a membership to RightNow media. My latest review of this k-12 membership site is available.
RightNow Media is a subscription service where speakers across the spectrum of faith present biblical material. They have a number of studies on Philippians.
What am I learning?
Knowing the background and history of Philippians is important! Philippians was written to the people who lived in Philippi. This Thracian city was taken over by Philip II of Macedon who named it after himself. It was later taken over by Rome and set up as a military outpost. It was the urban centre, and populated by mostly Greek speaking citizens, who lived Roman law and lifestyle.
Paul went to Philippi in answer to a dream. He ministered there and later became a prisoner. During his imprisonment, most likely in Rome, he wrote this letter to the Philippian church.
Major Themes of Philippians
As I listen to these various teachers one of the words I keep hearing is Joy. This joy allows us to gladly live for the sake of Christ and others. This joy we have allows us to rejoice in who God and the Saviour are and what he has called us too. Even our prayers need to be based in joy.
Live a life of service to God and those around us. Strengthen the faith of others, Consider their needs before your own.
Work hard in your faith, strive to work out your salvation. Don’t be apathetic in your faith, work to make a difference and to show your faith in a living, loving God.
I’m not sure how long I will stay with my Philippians study. I do want to finish the precepts class but find that it moves very slowly. It’s hard when I’m walking fast to try to skip ahead past the sales pitch stuff (because it’s taken from her TV program). I could just hang out in Philippians until the end of February. I would hope by then I would know this book of the Bible really really well. 🙂
If you are intrigued by RightNow Media
If you are intrigued by RightNow Media, you can purchase (as a church) a subscription that fits your membership. And let’s say your church doesn’t have a subscription and you’d like to be a part of it. You can get it with your SchoolhouseTeachers.com subscription. Now in February the price is going up, and what price you start your membership at is what it stays at as long as your membership is current. Therefore NOW is a good time to get your membership to SchoolhouseTeachers.com.
Right now the price is only $99/year (code ONLY99) or $12/month (code ONLY12). In February the price will be will rise to just under $225. Who wants to spend that if you don’t have to?
Others in this Series
- Add in your life.
- Edmund Burke, philosopher.
- Clarity in Writing.
- Deep Runs the Well.
- Ease of Consistent Schedules.
- Fantastic Ways to learn History.
- Going Through Browswer Tabs.
- Hiding the Unknown.
- Invested in Health.
- William James, philosopher.
- Key books for Middle School.
- Looking for Picture Books.
- Making Facebook Easier.
- New Direction.
- Online Homeschool Conference.
- Studies in Philippians.