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Mobile Ed: NT345 Book Study: Paul's Letter to the Philippians (6 hour course)

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In this course, Dr. Robert Sloan takes you verse by verse through Philippians. You’ll explore themes of fellowship, Christ and the gospel, unity in the church, suffering, death, resurrection, justification, and more. You’ll learn the historical background of the city of Philippi and gain context as to why Paul emphasized some things over others in his letter. Dr. Sloan addresses these topics with his engaging presence and clear communication style. If you desire practical, straightforward exposition on Philippians, Dr. Sloan will not disappoint.


For a collection of focused courses that will deepen your familiarity with Paul’s prodigious New Testament writing, see the Mobile Ed: Paul’s Letters Bundle (7 courses).

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Lead others through a verse-by-verse approach to Philippians
  • Highlight Paul’s emphases based upon original setting
  • Assist others in unpacking and applying Paul’s thematic teaching

Course Outline


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Unit 1: Paul’s Letter to the Philippians

  • The Epistle of Joy
  • Exploring Themes in Philippians with Louw-Nida and Visual Filters
  • Cultural Causes of Conflict in Philippi
  • Paul Responds with a Letter
  • Stand Unified and Persevere
  • Hold Fast to the Gospel and Rejoice

Unit 2: Thanksgiving, Petition, and Encouragement

  • Philippi as a Roman Colony
  • Unity Is Our Best Defense
  • To the People of God
  • Grace and Peace
  • Paul’s Prayer of Thanksgiving
  • Paul’s Justified Confidence in the Philippians
  • Partnership in Grace and in Defending the Gospel
  • Love in Suffering
  • Studying the “Day of Christ” and “Day of the Lord” with the Topic Guide

Unit 3: Nothing Can Stop the Progress of the Gospel

  • The Gospel Spreads in Rome
  • The Authority of the Gospel
  • Deliverance through Prayers and the Spirit of Christ
  • Either Living or Dying Will Exalt Christ
  • Both Life and Death Are Journeys
  • Confidence in the Provision of Christ

Unit 4: Persevere and Follow Christ’s Example

  • Live in a Way Worthy of the Gospel
  • Defining the Greek Word Politeuomai with BDAG
  • Don’t Be Alarmed by Your Opponents
  • Be of One Mind with One Another
  • Have the Mind of Christ
  • Let Perseverance Result in Salvation
  • Creating and Searching a Collection of Philippians Commentaries
  • Overcome Divisiveness
  • No Matter What Happens, Persevere
  • Exploring “Drink Offering” with Feasts and Sacrifices Interactive

Unit 5: An Excursus on Timothy and Epaphroditus

  • Plans to Send Timothy
  • Honoring Epaphroditus

Unit 6: Stand Firm in the Lord

  • Overview of Philippians 3:1–4:1
  • Rejoice in the Lord
  • What Does It Mean to Be Saved?
  • Who Are the People of God?
  • Beware of False Teachers and False Credentials
  • Understanding How Dogs Were Viewed in the Biblical World
  • The Authentic Credentials of God’s People
  • Now and Not Yet
  • Becoming Fully United with Christ
  • Attaining to the Resurrection
  • “Pressing On” Is a Mark of God’s People
  • The Mindset of Christ
  • Suffering with Christ
  • Studying Paul’s Life with Media Search and the Timeline Tool
  • Our Citizenship in Heaven
  • Standing Firm in the Lord
  • Examining Pericope Divisions with the Passage Analysis Tool

Unit 7: Closing Exhortations and Greetings

  • Euodia and Syntyche
  • Passing from Anxiety to the Peace of God
  • Comparing Translations of Philippians 4:5
  • Living Out Christian Virtues
  • Paul’s Contentment and Christ-Sufficiency
  • Gratitude for the Philippian Partnership
  • Benediction, Final Greetings, and a Closing Blessing
  • Performing a Morphological Search and Adding to a Visual Filter


  • Conclusion to the Course

Product Details

  • Title: NT345 Book Study: Paul’s Letter to the Philippians
  • Instructor: Robert B. Sloan, Jr.
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 6
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About the Instructor

Dr. Robert B. Sloan, Jr. is the president of Houston Baptist University and previously served as president and chancellor of Baylor University, where he was a member of the faculty and the founding dean of George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Dr. Sloan has published extensively and has pastored churches throughout Texas and beyond.


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  1. Deepak Kumar Singh
    Dr. Robert Sloan takes you verse by verse through Philippians in this course. He disusses themes of fellowship, Christ and the gospel, unity in the church, suffering, death, resurrection, justification, and more with his engaging presence and clear communication style. The course, among others, helps you to identify the cultural conflicts that were creating adversity and causing anxiety among the Christians at Philippi, Paul’s general argument to the Philippians as to how to respond to the adversities they were facing, explain Paul’s view of what constitutes salvation. He also makes you understand verses that are often misapplied to situations and correctly interpret them based on the context into which Paul’s letter was sent. Dr. Robert Sloan is very experienced and learned scholar and it has been a privilege to hear the words of wisdom from him.


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