Taught by Lynn H. Cohick

Bridging the historical distance between the New Testament and our modern culture, the Philippians course, featuring lectures by Lynn Cohick, emphasizes living out the biblical text in today’s world.

Course Details

  • 18 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 6 hours of video

  • Intermediate

  • Philippians

12 Month Access
$199.99 USD

Already Enrolled? Sign in

Course Description

The Philippians course, taught by author and professor Lynn Cohick, moves through the book of Philippians in sixteen engaging units. Based on Cohick’s Philippians in The Story of God Bible Commentary series, lessons tackle the historical distance between the New Testament and contemporary culture. Cohick offers a clear and compelling introduction to the entire book of Philippians, guiding learners in creatively and faithfully living out its message in today’s context. Using a story-centric approach, this course is ideal for formal and informal students alike, for anyone who wants to better understand Philippians today.

Overall, the Philippians course views Scripture as God’s Story, with each text examined in its canonical and historical setting, in order to foster discernment in living God’s Story faithfully and creatively with and for the church in the twenty-first century.

By completing this course, you’ll gain

  • Familiarity with Philippians’ application for Christians today
  • A deeper understanding of the overarching organization and literary flow of this epistle
  • Insights into the passage-by-passage of Paul’s letter to the Philippians and how it connects to the story of God
  • Confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions and unit assessments

Meet Your Instructors

Lynn H. Cohick

PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Lynn H. Cohick is the provost and dean of academic affairs at Northern Seminary. Lynn has written Philippians in the Story of God Bible Commentary and Ephesians in the New Covenant Commentary, as well as Women in the World of the Earliest Christians. She explores early Jewish/Christian relations in her book, Melito of Sardis: Setting, Purpose, and Sources, and in several articles on women in Early Judaism and earliest Christianity.

Course Outline

  • Introduction

  • Philippians 1:1-2

  • Philippians 1:3-11

  • Philippians 1:12-18a

  • Philippians 1:18b-26

  • Philippians 1:27-30

  • Philippians 2:1-5

  • Philippians 2:6-11


  • Philippians 2:12-18

  • Philippians 2:19-30

  • Philippians 3:1-14

  • Philippians 3:15-21

  • Philippians 4:1-3

  • Philippians 4:4-9

  • Philippians 4:10-20

  • Philippians 4:21-23


BibleMesh is now offering an integrated reading experience for our new book-based courses. As before, students will be guided through their reading with book excerpts embedded within the course. This allows for an improved reading experience within the course. Students will also be able to pop out the book reader into a full-screen, fully-featured web-based reading platform where they will be able to see the wider context of each excerpt and access the complete book.

Retain what you learn with Cerego's award-winning learning engine

High-quality video lectures and interactive reading materials are further enhanced by Cerego. Cerego’s team is comprised of experts in memory science, technology and education committed to advancing the personalized learning movement. Their next generation learning engine applies adaptive learning and memory science to enhance how you learn, study, and remember.

  • Learn Faster

    All of your lessons are taught by scholars, designed by educators, and enhanced by Cerego. Cerego's technology is built on proven memory science that helps students learn faster and remember longer.

  • Remember Longer

    Your study plan is 100% personalized for your brain and based on the latest in cognitive science to help you retain what you learn.

  • Track Your Progress

    Your dashboard updates every time you study, so you can see what you've learned—and what to review next on your path to mastery.