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8/142018

Philippians Commentary: Day 44

By | August 14th, 2018|Series Notes|

“Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.”—Philippians 4:11–12 (NKJV) VERSE MEANING Today’s passage presents to us a very interesting and difficult quality to master: contentment. It’s an age-old struggle for mankind, one [...]

8/132018

Philippians Commentary: Day 43

By | August 13th, 2018|Series Notes|

“But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last your care for me has flourished again; though you surely did care, but you lacked opportunity.”—Philippians 4:10 (NKJV) VERSE MEANING For some, it’s not easy to receive financial help, especially from friends. Often, pride takes over and accepting a handout or financial gift brings about a sense of embarrassment, possibly even deep shame and inferiority. This also has the tendency to make the situation awkward for the giver, as [...]

8/122018

Philippians Commentary: Day 42

By | August 12th, 2018|Series Notes|

“The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.”—Philippians 4:9 (NKJV) VERSE MEANING Prassete: To do, perform, accomplish, put into practice; to commit to doing; the active process in performing (accomplishing) a deed, and implying what is done as a regular practice—i.e. a routine or habit. Continuing his wrap-up on how to stand fast in the Lord, here the apostle Paul gives the Philippians the [...]

8/112018

Philippians Commentary: Day 41

By | August 11th, 2018|Series Notes|

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.”—Philippians 4:8 (NKJV) VERSE MEANING Logizesthe: To reckon inwardly, count up or weigh the reasons, to deliberate; decide, think; to compute; to take into account. The English words logic and logical are derived from the Greek root logi. Here [...]

8/102018

Philippians Commentary: Day 40

By | August 10th, 2018|Series Notes|

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”—Philippians 4:6–7 (NKJV) VERSE MEANING Merimnate: To be overly anxious, distracted, and pulled apart; to fall to pieces; sinful worry; to be troubled with cares. In life, there will always be things to worry about, things that cause anxiety. There is no [...]

8/92018

Philippians Commentary: Day 39

By | August 9th, 2018|Series Notes|

“Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.”—Philippians 4:5 (NKJV) VERSE MEANING The next great event in God’s master plan, in His prophetic calendar, is the return of Jesus for His Church. And the whole period between the first coming of Christ and His return is viewed in the New Testament as the last age, or “days.” We are in the closing period of the world; the dispensation or era that will bring this world [...]