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Philippians Commentary: Day 28

By | July 28th, 2018|Series Notes|

“Therefore I sent him the more eagerly, that when you see him again you may rejoice, and I may be less sorrowful. Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness, and hold such men in esteem; because for the work of Christ he came close to death, not regarding his life, to supply what was lacking in your service toward me.”—Philippians 2:28–30 (NKJV) VERSE MEANING Continuing the conversation from yesterday regarding Epaphroditus, Paul expresses that he sent him all [...]


Philippians Commentary: Day 27

By | July 27th, 2018|Series Notes|

“Yet I considered it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, fellow worker, and fellow soldier, but your messenger and the one who ministered to my need; since he was longing for you all, and was distressed because you had heard that he was sick. For indeed he was sick almost unto death; but God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.”—Philippians 2:25–27 (NKJV) VERSE MEANING [...]


Philippians Commentary: Day 26

By | July 26th, 2018|Series Notes|

“But you know his proven character, that as a son with his father he served with me in the gospel. Therefore I hope to send him at once, as soon as I see how it goes with me. But I trust in the Lord that I myself shall also come shortly.”—Philippians 2:22–24 (NKJV) VERSE MEANING As we established with yesterday’s passage, the apostle Paul hoped that the Lord would clear a path for him to send Timothy to Philippi to [...]


Philippians Commentary: Day 25

By | July 25th, 2018|Series Notes|

“But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you shortly, that I also may be encouraged when I know your state. For I have no one like-minded, who will sincerely care for your state. For all seek their own, not the things which are of Christ Jesus.”—Philippians 2:19–21 (NKJV) VERSE MEANING Isopsychon (like-minded): of the same mind or spirit; of equal soul; having similar identity (values) and motivation. Here in Philippians 2:20, the term like-minded expresses believers [...]


Philippians Commentary: Day 24

By | July 24th, 2018|Series Notes|

“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. For the same reason you also be glad and rejoice with me.”—Philippians 2:17–18 (NKJV) VERSE MEANING At first sight, this passage, particularly verse 17, may seem slightly odd to modern readers. The imagery here is of a sacrifice being made at the altar. You see, in Numbers 15:3–10, we read about the [...]


Philippians Commentary: Day 23

By | July 23rd, 2018|Series Notes|

“Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.”—Philippians 2:14–16 (NKJV) VERSE MEANING Dr. Seuss once said, “Why fit in when you can stand out?” [...]