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Philippians Commentary: Day 45

By | August 15th, 2018|Series Notes|

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Nevertheless you have done well that you shared in my distress.”—Philippians 4:13–14 (NKJV) VERSE MEANING This commonly quoted verse is actually more accurately phrased: “Through Christ, I have strength in all things.” In context, the verse isn’t referring to being able to do all things. Instead, the apostle Paul is stating that he is able to endure or bear anything that has come—and will come—his way through the strength Christ [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]