Paul and His Letter to the Philippians
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Paul and His Letter to the Philippians

Join Prof. N.T. Wright to study one of the most joyful and delightful books in the New Testament.
4.9 (397 ratings)
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1,497 students enrolled
Last updated 10/2019
English
Price: $74.99
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This course includes
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 22 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
  • Quizzes to assess comprehension
  • Student discussions
  • Interaction with Prof. David Seemuth, your co-instructor for the course
  • 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 54 lectures 05:11:34
+ Philippians Chapter One: Greetings and Paul's Reflection on His Situation
15 lectures 01:31:53
Comprehension Assessment on the Overview of Philippians with Prof. N.T. Wright
18 questions
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
Comprehension Assessment of Phil 1:1-11 with Prof. N.T. Wright
12 questions
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
Comprehension Assessment of Phil 1:12-18 with Prof. N.T. Wright
10 questions
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
Comprehension Assessment of Phil 1:18-26 with Prof. N.T. Wright
14 questions
The Biblical Text: Phil 1:27-2:4
1 page
Reading of Phil 1:27-2:4 by Prof. N.T. Wright
01:43
Comprehension Assessment of Phil 1:27-2:4 with Prof. N.T. Wright
10 questions
Key Discussion Questions to Ponder from Philippians Chapter One
1 page
Special Assignment Opportunity #1
1 page
+ Philippians Chapter Two: The Heart of the Matter
13 lectures 01:12:14
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
Comprehension Assessment of Phil 2:5-11 with Prof. N.T. Wright
13 questions
The Biblical Text: Phil 2:9-11
1 page
Phil 2:9-11 with Prof. N.T. Wright
13:47
Comprehension Assessment of Phil 2:9-11 with Prof. N.T. Wright
9 questions
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
Comprehension Assessment of Phil 2:12-18 with Prof. N.T. Wright
15 questions
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
Comprehension Assessment of Phil 2:19-30 with Prof. N.T. Wright
10 questions
Key Discussion Questions to Ponder from Philippians Chapter Two
1 page
Special Assignment Opportunity #2
1 page
+ Philippians Chapter Three: Paul's Past Life and Present Purpose
14 lectures 01:06:35
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
Comprehension Assessment of Phil 3:1-6 with Prof. N.T. Wright
11 questions
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
Comprehension Assessment of Phil 3:7-11 with Prof. N.T. Wright
13 questions
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
Comprehension Assessment of Phil 3:12-16 with Prof. N.T. Wright
10 questions
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
Comprehension Assessment of Phil 3:17-4:1 with Prof. N.T. Wright
11 questions
Key Discussion Questions to Ponder from Philippians Chapter Three
1 page
Special Assignment Opportunity #3
1 page
+ Philippians Chapter Four: Final Reflections and Directives to the Philippians
8 lectures 41:23
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
Comprehension Assessment of Phil 4:2-9 with Prof. N.T. Wright
15 questions
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
Comprehension Assessment of Phil 4:10-23 with Prof. N.T. Wright
9 questions
Key Discussion Questions to Ponder from Philippians Chapter Four
1 page
Special Assignment Opportunity #4
1 page
+ Final Thoughts and Q & A
2 lectures 12:17
Q & A with Prof. N.T Wright and Prof. David Seemuth
11:38
Bonus Lecture– What's Next
00:39