What Matters Most: A Study of Philippians – Audio Sessions (for individual listening) by Karen Ehman are seven individual, downloadable audio sessions. Over seven sessions, this study walks us through Paul's letter to the Philippians teaching foundational truths of the Christian faith.
Session 1: In Session 1, Karen introduces the letter to the Philippians by sharing background on Philippi, how the church was started there, and Paul's reason for writing the letter. She also jumps into the text, sharing truths from the first eleven verses. (35:53)
Session 2: One of the most familiar verses in Philippians is Paul's declaration in 1:21 – "For me to live is Christ and to die is gain." In Session 2, Karen takes us deep into that verse and the verses surrounding as she unpacks Philippians 1:20-30. (39:50)
Session 3: In Session 3, Karen covers all of Philippians 2. She focuses on Paul's plea to the church to live in unity, urging them to reflect the attitude of Christ as they "shine like stars" in the world. (35:02)
Session 4: Some of the most powerful passages in Philippians are found in chapter three. Karen will challenge our priorities as she points out Paul's laser focus on knowing Jesus above all else and the need for us to forget what's behind and press forward to what God has for us. (28:00)
Session 5: Karen covers the first nine verses of Philippians 4 in Session 6, insisting that we turn our worry into worship by praying with thanksgiving about what's causing anxiety to rise within us. She'll also turn our thoughts to our thoughts, examining Paul's command for us to park our minds on things that are good and holy. (31:08)
Session 6: In Session 6, Karen digs into the last part of Philippians, including probably the most often quoted verse in the letter, Philippians 4:13 – "I am able to do all things through him who strengthens me." She'll tackle that verse in the context of helping us discover the secret to being content. (29:40)
Session 7: Karen gives a closing challenging by sharing the story of Anthony, whose life transformation reflects the truths we've discovered in Philippians. (11:22)