An Emmaus Study Course
This course covers Paul’s letters to the saints at Philippi and Colossae, and his brief note to Philemon. It seeks to explain the general meaning of each letter in a verse-by-verse format. In his letter to the Philippians, written about ten years after he founded the church there, Paul thanks the believers for their financial support and takes the opportunity to counsel them about humility and unity, and to warn them about Judaizers who threatened to undermine his teachings. This personal and affectionate letter is full of practical exhortations that are relevant for us today.
Although Paul did not know the Colossian believers personally, he was concerned that they were allowing false teaching to come into their midst, to the point that it was changing their understanding of Jesus Christ and the basis of their salvation. Paul challenges these ideas and presents the complete supremacy and sufficiency of Christ.
The letter to Philemon is a private letter that concerns the return of one of his slaves called Onesimus. It illustrates the change in ones life brought about by being born again.
About the Author:
For over sixty years, William MacDonald addressed the key issues of Christianity in clear and simple terms. Leaving a promising business career to serve the Lord Jesus, he traveled worldwide, proclaiming the unsearchable riches of Christ. His more than eighty works are characterized by an economy of words that only comes by a major time investment in God’s Word. Although William MacDonald went to be with the Lord in 2008, his writing ministry continues to instruct and teach thousands of people today.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 The Joyful Prisoner
Chapter 2 Sacrifice and Service
Chapter 3 Pitfalls Along the Way
Chapter 4 Victorious Living
Chapter 5 For You I Am Praying
Chapter 6 The Glories of Christ
Chapter 7 The Ministry and the Mystery
Chapter 8 Spiritual Perils
Chapter 9 New Lives for Old
Chapter 10 Concluding Advice and Greetings
Chapter 11 Praise for Philemon
Chapter 12 The Plea for Onesimus
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Comes with booklet of questions and answers for use as a course.