Philippians is a friendly letter. Paul was grateful for his partnership in the gospel with the church in Philippi. He was grateful for the ongoing work of God. Imprisonment and death were no threat to his joy because the hope of resurrection loomed. At the core of this letter is the Christ Hymn (Phil. 2:6-11), describing Jesus's humility. Paul avers that adopting Jesus's humble thinking will keep the Philippians linked in gospel service. This principle remains. Today we will focus on humility.