Philippians 4:18

Monday, 6 March 2017

Indeed I have all and abound. I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things sent from you, a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God. Philippians 4:18

This abounding which Paul speaks of concerns the gift which he has received from them. He was in distress as is noted in verse 14.… Read the rest

Philippians 3:8

Friday, 3 February 2017

Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ… Philippians 3:8

Paul’s amazing statement here is an explanation and expansion of the previous verse.… Read the rest

Philippians 2:22

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

But you know his proven character, that as a son with his father he served with me in the gospel.  Philippians 2:22

Paul now issues a hearty commendation, and a heartfelt note of approval, upon his son in the faith. Still speaking of Timothy, he says, “But you know his proven character.”… Read the rest

Philippians 2:18

Saturday, 14 January 2017

For the same reason you also be glad and rejoice with me. Philippians 2:18

Paul had just said, “Yes, and if I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all.”

Now, building upon that, he says, “For the same reason.”… Read the rest

Philippians 1:1

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Monday, 28 November 2016

Paul and Timothy, bondservants of Jesus Christ,
To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: Philippians 1:1

Welcome to the book of Philippians! It is comprised of 104 verses, or 51 verses shorter than the book of Ephesians. Therefore, it will take us (one day at a time, just as the sun rises) about three and one half months to analyze it.… Read the rest

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