The Letters to the Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon (2 Units)
This course is a study of Paul’s Letters to the saints at Philippi and Colossae and his brief note to Philemon. It explains the general meaning of each letter in a simple and understandable manner.
In the letter to the Philippians, Paul thanks the believers for their financial support and takes the opportunity to counsel them on humility and unity. This personal and affectionate letter is full of practical exhortations that are relevant for us today.
In Colossae, the believers were in danger of introducing ideas from outside of Christianity, even to the point of changing their understanding of Jesus Christ and the basis for their salvation. Paul challenges these ideas and presents the complete supremacy and sufficiency of Christ.
The letter to Philemon is a private letter that concerns the return of a slave called Onesimus to Philemon. It illustrates the change in one’s life brought about by salvation in Christ.
For over sixty years, William MacDonald addressed the key issues of Christianity in clear and simple terms. Leaving a promising business career to serve the Lord Jesus, he traveled worldwide, proclaiming the unsearchable riches of Christ. His more than eighty works are characterized by an economy of words that only comes by a major time investment in God’s Word. Although William MacDonald went to be with the Lord in 2008, his writing ministry continues to instruct and teach thousands of people today.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 The Joyful Prisoner
Chapter 2 Sacrifice and Service
Chapter 3 Pitfalls Along the Way
Chapter 4 Victorious Living
Chapter 5 For You I Am Praying
Chapter 6 The Glories of Christ
Chapter 7 The Ministry and the Mystery
Chapter 8 Spiritual Perils
Chapter 9 New Lives for Old
Chapter 10 Concluding Advice and Greetings
Chapter 11 Praise for Philemon
Chapter 12 The Plea for Onesimus