Lectio: Philippians with Dr. Tim Gray

Lectio: Philippians with Dr. Tim Gray

6 Episodes

Purchase full-color guides - at 60% off: https://bit.ly/2p4V0AO. Towards the end of his life, under arrest and awaiting trial in Rome, Saint Paul writes a short but powerful letter to the Philippians.
Paul's affection for the Christian community at Philippi is apparent from his opening words. The Philippians were not only Paul's sons and daughters in the Faith but also his partners in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
At the heart of this letter is Paul's eloquent hymn of Christ's total gift of self, the model for Paul's life. With his words and the example of his life, Paul exhorts the Philippians to have the mind of Christ, to live a life worthy of the Gospel, and, by God's grace, to gain Christ.
In six sessions, Dr. Tim Gray combines insight and practical guidance using the lectio divina disciplines to make the Scriptures come alive in Philippians: Life in Christ.

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Lectio: Philippians with Dr. Tim Gray
  • Paul and the Philippians

    Episode 1

    St. Paul's Letter to the Philippians may be short, but it packs a powerful punch. Many may already be familiar with its popular verses such as "Rejoice in the Lord always" (Philippians 4:4) and "I can do all things in him who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13). But other treasures of this epistle...

  • Partnership in the Gospel

    Episode 2

    In this session, we will explore Paul's circumstances as he writes this letter under house arrest in Rome. We will also look more closely at the relationship between Paul and the Philippians, what Paul describes as their koinonia, or "partnership." This partnership, with its risks and its rewards...

  • Friendship in Christ

    Episode 3

    In this session, Paul reveals how he is able to joyfully share the Gospel despite his imprisonment. He echoes the Old Testament figure of Job, who also suffered despite his innocence and yet believed in his ultimate vindication. Paul then artfully reworks the Greco-Roman ideals of friendship and ...

  • The Mind of Christ

    Episode 4

    After Paul exhorts the Philippians to live out friendship in Christ, he gives them a blueprint for exactly how to do so. St. Paul wants the Philippians to have the mind of Christ, and he paints a beautiful picture of what this means—a life lived out in humble obedience, emptying oneself for other...

  • Imitatio Christi

    Episode 5

    In both the Old and New Testaments, God calls his people to become more like him. At Mount Sinai, the Israelites received the charge: "You shall be holy; for I the Lord your God am holy" (Leviticus 19:2). During the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus reiterated this command: "You, therefore, must be perf...

  • All Things in Christ

    Episode 6

    Having described Christ's self-offering and shown himself, Timothy, and Epaphroditus as examples of disciples who model the life of Christ, Paul now calls on the Philippians (and us) to model the life of Christ in their own lives. As St. Paul closes out his letter, we'll see him reiterate the min...

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  • Lectio: Philippians Study Guide

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