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Philippians Commentary: Day 21

By | July 11th, 2018|Series Notes|

“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”—Philippians 2:10–11 (NKJV) VERSE MEANING An interesting thing to note here is the translation of the phrase “at the name of Jesus.” The most proper translation of this phrasing in the Greek would actually be “in the name [...]


Philippians Commentary: Day 20

By | July 10th, 2018|Series Notes|

“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name.”—Philippians 2:9 (NKJV) VERSE MEANING As we see here, Jesus—who humbled Himself, was obedient to the Father, and suffered the ultimate humiliation and death— was in turn highly exalted above all others. God bestowed upon Him a title above all titles: the honor and majesty of being the Savior of the human race. More specifically, the name of Jesus becomes “the name which is [...]


Philippians Commentary: Day 19

By | July 9th, 2018|Series Notes|

“And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.”—Philippians 2:8 (NKJV) VERSE MEANING Do you know what the most shameful and abhorrent kind of death was in Jesus’ day? Crucifixion. It was the kind of death that was reserved for the worst of people; those who were cursed. In Galatians 3:13 (NLT), we see this spelled out clearly: “Cursed is everyone who is hung [...]


Philippians Commentary: Day 18

By | July 8th, 2018|Series Notes|

“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.”—Philippians 2:5–7 (NKJV) VERSE MEANING The next four days will cover one of the most powerful passages as well as one the most beautiful descriptions of the character and heart of Jesus Christ [...]


Philippians Commentary: Day 17

By | July 7th, 2018|Series Notes|

“Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.”—Philippians 2:4 (NKJV) VERSE MEANING Like verse 3, Philippians 2:4 continues to build upon the idea set forth by Paul in the first two verses, describing the positive effects that “being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind” can have on the believer. Here, the apostle tells us to “look out.” The Greek word is skopeó, where [...]


Philippians Commentary: Day 16

By | July 6th, 2018|Series Notes|

“Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.”—Philippians 2:3 (NKJV) VERSE MEANING As Paul’s thought process continues to come together in his advice and instructions to the Philippians, today’s verse builds off of the previous set of verses and takes the idea even deeper. If as believers, we’ve truly been impacted and changed by Christ, not only will we be united with our brothers and sisters, but [...]