Lydia the seller of Purple helped start the church at Philippi?
The book of Philippians uses the word joy or rejoice 16 times. Paul didnt have much correction for the Philippians, he was deeply touched by their giving love, and their service. He gushes about how much he loves them and how impressed he is with their love for him, others and most importantly Christ.
Paul deeply loved the Philippians.
Philippians 1:8 For God is my witness, how I long for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus.
My point is that this awesome church was started because one woman opened her home. She practiced hospitality.
One woman. The power of one. Neat huh?
14One of those listening was a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth from the city of Thyatira, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul's message. 15When she and the members of her household were baptized, she invited us to her home. "If you consider me a believer in the Lord," she said, "come and stay at my house." And she persuaded us.