Paul and His Letter to the Philippians: Small Group Edition
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Paul and His Letter to the Philippians: Small Group Edition

Join Prof. N.T. Wright to study one of the most joyful and delightful books in the New Testament.
4.6 (2,672 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
41,966 students enrolled
Last updated 10/2019
English
Price: $149.99
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This course includes
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 18 articles
  • 18 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Develop a deeper appreciation for the way Paul presents his message as a prisoner for Christ in this delightful epistle.
  • Discern the implications of Paul's message as you look at the present age and manner of life around you
  • Understand the heart of Paul's message to the Philippian church
  • Apply the contents and principles of the letter to your own inner life of devotion
  • Present a coherent summary of this letter of hope and encouragement
  • Embrace the beauty of both ‘holiness’ and ‘unity’ as the people of God
  • Learn to live out your commitment to King Jesus in the ‘public square’ with conviction and fidelity
Requirements
  • The textbook is Paul for Everyone: The Prison Letters– Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians and Philemon. John Knox Press. ISBN:0664227880.
Description

Prof. N.T. Wright, renowned biblical scholar and historian will walk you through Paul's Letter to the Philippians. The course is a reflection of how to think and live in light of the death and resurrection of King Jesus. The powerful realities of 'unity' and 'holiness' are combined through the proper way to think about the work of God in Christ. The central portion of the letter, Phil 2:6-11, provides the foundation for understanding the whole of the letter and Paul's own way of life. Dig deep into the New Testament through studying this wonderful and practical epistle.

This course is meant to take around thirteen weeks to complete. While you may take the course at your own pace, you are encourage to take time to reflect upon the material presented in the textbook and in the lectures.

The textbook is Prof. Wright's commentary on Philippians in the Paul for Everyone series published by John Knox Press in the U.S. and SPCK in the UK.

The structure of the course includes:

  • Lectures by Prof. Wright

  • Small group discussion questions

  • Textbook readings

  • Interaction with the biblical text itself


If you are interested in a deeper knowledge of this important letter from the apostle Paul, then you will want to enroll in this course.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is intended for anyone who has an interest in the message of the New Testament and who would like to learn the beauty and intricacies of one of the Apostle Paul's most joyful letters.
  • This course is designed for a general audience. You do not have to have previous theological training to understand the concepts.
  • This course is meant to take time and reflection. It is not meant to be a 'crash course' in the study of the New Testament.
Course content
Expand all 63 lectures 05:15:54
+ Introduction to Paul and His Letter to the Philippians: What to Expect!
3 lectures 06:03

All the sets of Discussion Questions and corresponding Biblical Texts are all attached here in PDF form for printing.

For Leaders - Discussion Questions and Biblical Text to Print
00:04
+ Philippians Chapter One: Greetings and Paul's Reflection on His Situation
18 lectures 01:35:50
Discussion Questions Session One: Overview of Philippians
00:59
The Biblical Text: Phil 1:1-11
1 page
Reading of Phil 1:1-11 by Prof. N.T. Wright
01:28
Phil 1:1-11 with Prof. N.T. Wright
18:07
Discussion Questions Session Two: Phil 1:1-11
00:45
The Biblical Text: Phil 1:12-18
1 page
Reading of Phil 1:12-18 by Prof. N.T. Wright
01:12
Phil 1:12-18 with Prof. N.T. Wright
14:18
Discussion Questions Session Three: Phil 1:12-18
00:49
The Biblical Text: Phil 1:18-26
1 page
Reading of Phil 1:18-26 by Prof. N.T. Wright
01:21
Phil 1:18-26 with Prof. N.T. Wright
18:03
Discussion Questions Session Four: Phil 1:18-26
00:41
The Biblical Text: Phil 1:27-2:4
1 page
Reading of Phil 1:27-2:4 by Prof. N.T. Wright
01:43
Discussion Questions Session Five: Phil 1:27-2:4
00:41
+ Philippians Chapter Two: The Heart of the Matter
15 lectures 01:14:55
The Biblical Text: Phil 2:5-11
1 page
Reading of Phil 2:5-11 by Prof. N.T. Wright
01:04
Phil 2:5-11 with Prof. N.T. Wright
19:56
Discussion Questions Session Six: Phil 2:5-11
00:39
The Biblical Text: Phil 2:9-11
1 page
Phil 2:9-11 with Prof. N.T. Wright
13:47
Discussion Questions Session Seven: Phil 2:9-11
00:37
The Biblical Text: Phil 2:12-18
1 page
Reading of Phil 2:12-18 by Prof. N.T. Wright
01:23
Phil 2:12-18 with Prof. N.T. Wright
17:41
Discussion Questions Session Eight: Phil 2:12-18
00:47
The Biblical Text: Phil 2:19-30
1 page
Reading of Phil 2:19-30 by Prof. N.T. Wright
01:45
Phil 2:19-30 with Prof. N.T. Wright
16:38
Discussion Questions Session Nine: Phil 2:19-30
00:37
+ Philippians Chapter Three: Paul's Past Life and Present Purpose
16 lectures 01:09:21
The Biblical Text: Phil 3:1-6
1 page
Reading of Phil 3:1-6 by Prof. N.T. Wright
01:04
Phil 3:1-6 with Prof. N.T. Wright
16:23
Discussion Questions Session Ten: Phil 3:1-6
00:32
The Biblical Text: Phil 3:7-11
1 page
Reading of Phil 3:7-11 by Prof. N.T. Wright
01:18
Phil 3:7-11 with Prof. N.T. Wright
16:10
Discussion Questions Session Eleven: Phil 3:7-11
00:37
The Biblical Text: Phil 3:12-16
1 page
Reading of Phil 3:12-16 by Prof. N.T. Wright
01:02
Phil 3:12-16 with Prof. N.T. Wright
12:09
Discussion Questions Session Twelve: Phil 3:12-16
00:46
The Biblical Text: Phil 3:17-4:1
1 page
Reading of Phil 3:17-4:1 by Prof. N.T. Wright
01:17
Phil 3:17-4:1 with Prof. N.T. Wright
17:12
Discussion Questions Session Thirteen: Phil 3:17-4:1
00:49
+ Philippians Chapter Four: Final Reflections and Directives to the Philippians
8 lectures 43:08
The Biblical Text: Phil 4:2-9
1 page
Reading of Phil 4:2-9 by Prof. N.T. Wright
01:30
Phil 4:2-9 with Prof. N.T. Wright
18:38
Discussion Questions Session Fourteen: Phil 4:2-9
00:55
The Biblical Text: Phil 4:10-23
1 page
Reading of Phil 4:10-23 by Prof. N.T. Wright
02:06
Phil 4:10-23 with Prof. N.T. Wright
19:09
Discussion Questions Session Fifteen: Phil 4:10-23
00:50
+ Final Thoughts and Q & A
3 lectures 12:35
Q & A with Prof. N.T Wright and Prof. David Seemuth
11:38
Discussion Questions Session Sixteen: Q & A with Prof. Wright
00:17
Bonus Lecture– What's Next
00:39