Paul’s Greeting, Gratitude, and Prayer (Philippians 1:1-11)

Paul’s Greeting, Gratitude, and Prayer (Philippians 1:1-11)

Main idea: When the gospel occupies the center of our relational lives, it will shape our disposition towards others, color our appreciation for others, and inform our petitions on behalf of others.


  1. Paul’s humble disposition towards the Philippians as a gospel servant (Philippians 1:1–2)
  2. Paul’s heartfelt appreciation for the Philippians as gospel partners (Philippians 1:3–8)
  3. Paul’s petition on behalf of the Philippians to maintain gospel priorities (Philippians 1:9–11)

Secondary sources cited:

  • D. A. Carson, Basics for Believers: An Exposition of Philippians (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1996).
  • Frank Thielman, Philippians, NIVAC (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995).
  • Dennis E. Johnson, Philippians, REC (Phillipsburg: P&R Publishing, 2013).
  • George Guthrie, Philippians, ZECNT (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2023).

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