Paul’s Joy in PrisonPaul wrote his letter to the Philippian believers when he was a prisoner at a house in Rome. Paul had planted the church in Philippi about 10 years earlier. The letter begins with thanksgiving and joy, a remarkable response in light of Paul’s lengthy imprisonment. He was waiting to present his case to Caesar, the emperor of Rome.
FAMILY STARTING POINTS
Babies and Toddlers
- God is always with us.
- Paul was happy to tell about Jesus.
- Paul was ready to live or die for Jesus.
- God’s plans for us are always good.
- When should we tell others about Jesus? We should tell about Jesus all the time.
- Paul told the Philippians to be joyful.
- When should we tell others about Jesus? We should always tell others about Jesus even when it is difficult.
- While he was in prison, Paul told the Philippian church to be joyful.
UNIT KEY PASSAGE
“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” Philippians 1:21
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COMING THIS SUNDAY!
“Paul Made Much of Jesus” (Colossians 1:15–2:3)