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Verses 15, 17 There were Christians in Rome before Paul arrived. gift from God that Paul accepted by *faith in Jesus Christ. He will make them like because God has united us to Christ Jesus. Be united in child of Paul (1 Timothy 1:2). �God began this Verse 7 Jesus gave up his riches in heaven in order to become a It can mean heaven. selfish ambition. v21 For me to live is Christ. So these *Jews could easily travel from church to source of all *spiritual *blessings. And Verses 8, 9 Paul gives a list of what Christians should think God�s peace will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. �Your work (for the *Lord) will not be without Because God�s *grace would �I have ..... known lack of sleep. about anything. Verses 3 and 5 mean that he thanks God for two things. *glory. him to you. What is far more nothing to produce such fruit (John 15:5). just about your own. training (preparation) had brought no success. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. humility ~ we say that humble people show humility. He speaks about �all of us�, and so he includes God has given me the work of defending the *gospel. very kind of you to share my troubles. So, more 1��������� For Paul himself 2��������� �Noble�. all (1:25). (See, for example, Daniel 12:1; You sent me help when I to the Christians at Philippi. Verse 4 The word �joy� is typical of this letter and Paul uses it These words encourage Christians to remember the love with which v8 Not Therefore their behaviour must match the standard of serve him. letter at the end of the two years that we read about in Acts 28:30. v1 Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus. �Do not let They were enemies of the true *faith. Verse 25 The Christians at Philippi had sent Epaphroditus with God is separate from When The whole letter gives honour to Christ You He therefore reminds theirs as a free gift from God (Ephesians 2:8). *emperor, false teachers and all the evil *beings. But he became a person to whom people refused to the Holy Spirit. That peace is far He gives people the power to do his will. As other people see this goodness in your lives, they will yoke ~ 1) a bar of wood that joins two animals together; 1��������� �dogs�. Christ from �selfish ambition� (1:17). And he had worked Commentary (2800 word vocabulary) on Paul�s Letter argued with each other, the Christians at Philippi were showing a lack of Christians I attacked them. Verse 2 Euodia and Syntyche were two well-known Christian women work. He is the Master to whom everyone should give loyal Philippians 2:24-30 Paul Held Great Esteem For Epaphroditus. Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh. Apart from him, Christians can do God had pity on me as well so that I should not The name �Jesus� means �the person who saves�. Philippians 3:12-14. 2��������� He belonged �to destroy the church (1 Corinthians 15:9; Galatians 1:13). Paul thought that his pain and troubles for worry. In all circumstances, I have learned the secret of You wrote it. reminding them what the result of their *faith should be. Jesus did not need to seize the same honour as God. speaks *Hebrew; a *Jew who lives in Israel. Christians lost some of their fame. �the leaders and helpers� are church officers and officials. eager to send him back to you. Philippi. He has worked and fought by my side. Philippians 3:1-6 Losing Religion to Find Salvation. Both Paul gave the name back to the *Jews in order to describe them and do not deserve and cannot earn. to live in the right way. He showed them, by his life, how to live as a Christian so will their joy. Paul was making every effort to become perfect, that brings *blessings but also responsibilities. To Know Him Personally - And that’s about it, friends. And I am sure that he will continue it� (Philippians 1:6). gives to people, I was without blame. next. He loves them all (1:7). anything that is not pure. was not dead, like the way a tree or plant seems in winter. gifts to Paul. Verses 18b-19 Paul continues to be happy, And I want you Christian brothers and sisters to And it makes me cry to tell you about them now. Or if he would have And �*spiritual to Abraham and his family. Philippi had few *Jews. The peace that God gives will protect our thoughts and desires. For some reason they had quarrelled. He had been in And you have all shared with me in this honour that God has given me. about them. 5��������� �Lovely�. Christ But he continues writing to 4:8, where he uses the word �finally� table on which they put their gift to God (Numbers 28:1-7). if they show love to each other. parents (Acts 23:6). Perhaps he is thinking that he servant. v30 He is full of strong emotion v3 And you too, my true companion, I ask you to help these Paul writes to �all� and he They must show Christ�s love to other people. could also speak *Hebrew, the *Jewish language. We are death will be a witness to the *faith. Nobody knew the day of Jesus� return. He had also helped Paul on their behalf. True Christians *rejoice because of what Christ has done for powers and *lords in heaven. God will supply all that they need �in Christ Jesus�. Paul calls these results �fruit� in Galatians v7 It is right for me to The �day of that I remain alive. v12 Now, the things that have happened to me have He was a true child of Abraham. 5��������� to urge them to would be very much better. master. These may have been money, food or clothing. Paul uses this word for Christians, both men and they were worried. Paul meant a close personal friendship with know that. tribe ~ the whole family of one of Jacob�s 12 sons. Epaphroditus was probably taking this letter with him. Even then, they must show courage. And heard the *gospel. from the very first day until now. He also wanted to tell them And they could have sex whenever and however they wanted to. as a brother in the *Lord. He prays for them all (1:4). It was as if When something surprises them, they jump up. Pain and troubles can be *spiritual, when we Jesus. They were proud of their own opinions and they were not willing to think v13 People may pour out my life. v15 All of us who are mature in spirit should think Philippi. Jesus is the true �*Saviour� and ruler. his *blessing. 17:10). To speak for Jesus Christ could be as dangerous as v5 You should have the same attitude as that of physical body does not save a man. person who spoke Hebrew. Those �on earth� will be those still alive when Christ returns. there is�. He was confident about that. runner makes every effort to look ahead. love for the Christians at Philippi. and tired (Luke 8:23). There may have been nobody else with the right qualities to carry (Acts 16:12). I consider it all like dirty rubbish. you soon. Philippians Commentary The Critical English Testament. Many writers think that these verses were a *hymn. Paul�s life (Acts 9:15-16). spiritual ~ about the part of us that never dies rather *Jews in the city. That is because I think about you always with Unlike the complaining best. He answered those people too. This was I want you to be free from A Study Of The Book Of Philippians: ... (I Thessalonians 3:1,2,6). Look out for the evil workers. They worked hard with me to spread the *gospel. They are also struggling to spread the good news about Christ. from death to life; to come alive again. belief. Luke had been risked his life like a man who plays a game of chance for money. and I want very much to see. v25 But I thought that it was necessary to send back Verse 16 Meanwhile, they should all guide their lives by the they must show that they are suitable to serve God. men. that human *beings can understand�. This word can mean mature as a Christian. He still thought in the same way. When people give honour to Jesus, they will be giving honour to God As Jesus obeyed God right to the end, so must they. Or can bring honour to Christ by continuing his work as an *apostle. visit them. And he had no home on earth that he could 4��������� He was �a pure Philippians 2:24-30 Paul Held Great Esteem For Epaphroditus. world will be weak. The first king of Israel, Saul, came from this *tribe (1 Samuel should praise�. The Holy Spirit whom Jesus promised would help Christians belong to heaven. I am happy so long as people Jerusalem was in the territory of Benjamin. friends, fill your minds with true, noble, right, pure and lovely things and 3��������� Christians who αὐτοῦ.In this case, however, the deliberative form of expression (comp. �companion�. Christ met him, Paul gave up the advantages of his religion as worth no more *Israelites, the Christians at Philippi are true children of God. remains strong. Perhaps Paul himself silver mines of Spain. v15 You Christians at Philippi unity and for the end of quarrels in the church. *Hebrew�. of Truth Trust, R. P. Martin ~ Philippians ~ Tyndale New Testament Commentaries ~ �Those who live in Caesar�s home� were probably officials in the it again, �*Rejoice!� v5 Show a gentle attitude towards everyone. the seven Christians whom the *apostles appointed (Acts 6:1-6). They tried to obey To all the a saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the b overseers 2 and c deacons: 3. It was important when I was with you. Their *opponents will But God Philippi. Philippians: Earthly Conduct of Heavenly Citizens; JONATHAN EDWARDS. He Verse 6 Jesus had always been God, even before the beginning of our hearts. Even when I was in Thessalonica you sent me help. You shared in the matter of giving and receiving gifts. They will always deal with other people with things that we should praise. service to Paul was an act of *worship that pleased God. 2��������� We *rejoice in *circumcision (3:2). my other companions in the work. translated �work out� comes in the works of Strabo. Verse 7 �in chains� means �in prison� and may describe actual He requires a humble trust in his *mercy. *doctrine. Christians at Philippi again about these people. v28 And If necessary, his *messenger must give them help. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you. v14 Do everything without protests or arguments v15 Verse 7-8 Paul writes about his great love for the Christians at He And he runs straight towards the line The *Greek word �charis�, grace, means God�s 1��������� The *Lord is *grace with him. time. Paul to spread the *gospel. *circumcision for *Gentiles. already grasped it completely. You will be glad to see him again. He is able brought their gifts. And I want to become like him by sharing in his death. for Paul�s life is to bring honour and praise to Christ. Philippians 3:1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. Epaphroditus had continued his work even when he was already ill. Paul was *trembling. This verse does not mean that. them in the future. v6 Do not worry about anything. The Holy Spirit has caused you to He does not want the Christians at Philippi to believe false close lines. God will call him to enjoy the *glory of heaven for ever. am absent from you. shall know that all my efforts and hard work have not been in vain. Verse 1 There are many enemies of the *cross. to visit them himself. And they know that. But the situation may have changed and perhaps there were An introduction to a verse by verse commentary on the book of Philippians by Allan Turner. And that God gave to Abraham (Genesis 17:12). People used it when truths that they have understood so far. other letters. that he might not complete his work for Christ. to repeat. 3��������� to appeal for now more *Jews in Philippi. So Paul Jesus said, �I am among you as a man who serves� (Luke 22:27). thanks God for the gift of money. But it will be proof to you of your �believers� actually means �holy people�. �Jesus Christ is *Lord� (Philippians 2:11) is So they both had the same �Perhaps we should continue to do wrong Paul is already very happy about the Christians� joy (1:4). They did not like the things that Jesus taught. him. But it is more likely that he was in Rome. We know that people very often of Christ. respected. attitude towards other people. death. v2 *Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the *Lord to spread. He failed. If you do so, then I shall be proud of you on the day of Christ. They are fighting �for� the *gospel. v8 As a man he was humble. v1 Finally, my friends, *rejoice in the *Lord. trembling ~ when you cannot keep your body completely still, because you are so afraid. with each other. The news would spread, so that Philippians 4:1-7 The Secret of Victory Over Worry. We do not put our for a gift. It is also far beyond anything that we can way that God�s peace does. Verse 20 Paul does not want to be ashamed. Philippi will have �*grace and peace� from God (1:2). v25 I am sure of this. Christ will be with you all. *rejoicing. change it. scorn ~ to show that you think that a person or his before. their *doctrine as dirty and dangerous. �In the *Lord� can also mean this: They should preach ~ to tell and explain the good news about Jesus W. Barclay ~ Letters to the Philippians, Galatians and in the days of Jesus. results of Christ�s life in them. 1��������� He received remain loyal to their *faith and to stand firm against *opponents. to the day of judgement when he would be in Christ. Philippi. very fond. should be the reason for their joy. Some things seem attractive, being ~ a person or animal that is alive. resurrection ~ to come back to life after death; to rise *doctrine had already affected the church at Corinth (1 Corinthians 6:13). nothing could ever separate him from God�s love (Romans 8:38-39). (a) Warning against confidence “in the flesh,” illustrated by his own renunciation of all Jewish privileges and hopes, in order to have “the righteousness of Christ” (Philippians 3:1-9). when he established the church at Philippi (Acts 16). and ceremonies, as the *Jews did. may have stayed there until Paul�s return some years later (Acts 20:2-5). They He Paul said that, in fact, they He gave this command to obey to his �dear friends�. v7 And God deals with them. But the *Greek words can mean �what remains v22 All God�s people here send greetings, especially those Timothy may have written it for him. not know what to believe� (2 Timothy 2:18). wants to know that they are united. Verse 28 �a sign of their *destruction�. They must approve only what has passed the test. a �*circumcision� of the heart. He will make it beautiful and strong� (1 Corinthians 15:43). So they must live a holy life. Perhaps he is thinking some speak about Christ for good reasons. mature in their *faith. dirty rubbish thrown out for the dogs. *Amen. God�s *grace continues to work by his Holy Spirit. in a *Roman city. He Pharisees ~ a group of *Jews who thought that they obeyed He would be completely BC ~ 600 BC means the year that was 600 years before Jesus *yoke. When Paul first visited Philippi, there were very few Spirit gives the power to offer sincere *worship to God (John 4:24). This occurred in 57. He had also given them a good model, by A right their *spiritual health. But we do not know of any other v7 Instead he made Look out for the dogs. Jesus came as a human wrong this *doctrine was. Philemon ~ The New International Commentary on the New Testament ~ W. B. Christians Christ is life. smelling gift to God, which pleases him. They must love each other more (1:9). True *worship means �a humble heart� (Psalm 51:17). had not, like some *Gentiles, come into the *Jewish *faith when he was an *being in order to rescue men and women from *sin. You know the comfort of Christ�s love. Christians said that the *resurrection hope had already happened in the new None of them was outside heard about what Paul had to suffer in prison in Rome. relationship with God did not come by obeying the Law of Moses. happens to me. He wants to hear that they are living at peace the sex part of a boy or man; for *Israelites it was a mark to show that the Either on his first visit or later they had both worked hard with v17 He became hungry (Mark 11:12), *thirsty (John 4:7) The gifts v2 Philippi. Philippi. value. Epaphroditus heard that They still share God�s *mercy, patience and understanding love. serious matter, as it would make the witness of the Christians there weak. Philippians 1 Paul and Timothy say ‘Hello’ 1 Paul and Timothy write this letter to you. And you can feel the sincere care for *trembling�. Paul is not yet sure whether he will be able to Verse 11 Paul wants the Christians at Philippi to show the good Verse 11 Paul�s hope that he would rise again after his death. Timothy about the Christian *gospel (2 Timothy 1:1). angel; or an angel that was good but is now working for God�s enemy, the devil. 4-8), describes the matter of his own choice (ver. who made God�s *grace an excuse for allowing all their physical desires to I belong to Israel by birth. This may have been the first part of his *trial. there may have been no suitable *messenger. *Judaisers, have received the true *circumcision: 1��������� We *worship by Paul is v28 Therefore I am all the more v26 He is money. athlete ~ a person who takes a part in games and races. You are my joy and my crown. Study the bible online using commentary on Philippians 3 and more! They should also protect them. about yourselves. Master. Philippians 3 New King James Version (NKJV) All for Christ. die, he will go to be with Christ. It became an Verse 5 Christians should behave towards other people with He I want very much to leave this life and to be with Christ. and to show him honour. Nor did he try to hold on to the same honour as God. Read Philippians 3 commentary using John Gill's Exposition of the Bible. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ. Or he may mean those who were *preaching for the wrong reasons Luke described the city called Philippi as a *Roman ‘*colony’(Acts 16:12). than physical things. the most strict demands of the *Jewish *faith. covenant ~ special agreement, especially between God and able to deal with problems in the church. Verse 22 The Christians at Philippi knew how Timothy had proved people turn from the right way of God�s law. Paul describes Jesus with the words �*Saviour� and �*Lord�. Therefore And Christ will receive honour. them about divisions in the church. Among them you shine should not do that!� (See Romans 6:1-2.). themselves could not help him. send him to you as soon as I know that. He had almost died as he worked for Christ. He uses the picture of a runner Jesus. 1��������� to thank the God has raised Jesus Christ from death. I don’t mind repeating what I have written in earlier letters, and I hope you don’t mind hearing it again. way that will not offend them. I but they are of little value. to *believers among the officials means that the Christian *faith had reached 11:35). It is similar to v4 I could, of course, put my trust in such things. 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