Pastor Dick LaFountain READING THROUGH THE NEW TESTAMENT IN 260 DAYS, ONE CHAPTER PER DAY.
Paul's Letter to the Philippians
Philippians is one of Paul's prison epistles. He wrote it while in prison in Rome. Paul was a prisoner in Rome on two occasions. The first time we read of in the end of the Book of Acts. He was under house arrest where he stayed in a rented house with a guard.The second imprisonment was not so comfortable. Several times in this Philippian letter he mentions his "chains." He was in a dungeon waiting for possible execution, which did take place on the Ostian Way just outside of Rome.
Though he was in prision on death row no less, his attitude remained joyful and positive. He said remarkable things like, "For me to live is Christ, to die is gain." He encouraged the believers to be imitators of him and to rejoice in all circumstances whether good or bad.
This Epistle is full of significant verse to remember. Mark down those key verse as you read try to commit them to memory.