How can one have joy in prison? That's something we'll keep an eye out for as we go through the letter.
Paul's Relationship with the Philippians
When reading the New Testament letters it's always helpful to listen for the tone of the letter. Some are rather obvious, such as Paul's Letter to the Galatians - "You foolish Galatians!" Who has bewitched you?" The tone of Philippians is very different than that. It's one of great affection, "I thank my God every time I remember you" (Phil. 1:3).
The Apostle Paul was known as "The Apostle to the Gentiles." He (along with the Holy Spirit) was most responsible for the spread of the Christian faith througho…