2018 Advent reflections – Paul and Philippi

Dear Brothers and Sisters
This Advent we take as a theme for reflection and study Paul’s letter to the new church in
Philippi (“Philippians”). Paul’s message is strongly centred on sharing the Gospel message,
the Good News about Jesus Christ. Paul expresses his love for the members of that church
and encourages them to share the message he’d originally passed on to them.
His short visit to Philippi (read all about it in Acts 16) was punctuated by the cleansing of a
slave girl from an unclean spirit that gave her fortune-telling powers, a beating, an
imprisonment, a miracle, the conversion of a jailer and a drumming out-of-town.