What's the back-story to this letter? How did a Christian congregation ever get started in the ancient city of Philippi? We'll explore these questions in this message.
It's always good etiquette to say 'thanks'. Here, Paul says 'thanks' to a church for the support they'd sent him during a lean time. At the same time, he tells them he's leaned a valuable secret, viz, how to get along with whatever he has. What is 'the secret of being content in any and every situation'? This sounds like precisely what's needed in a consumer-oriented culture.