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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 [...]


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 [...]


Philippians Commentary: Day 38

By | August 8th, 2018|Series Notes|

“Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!”—Philippians 4:4 (NKJV) VERSE MEANING If you remember, in Philippians 3:1, the apostle Paul said, “Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. For me to write the same things to you is not tedious, but for you it is safe.” It’s interesting that one chapter later, he reminds them again—actually twice in this verse—to rejoice. The Greek word used here for rejoice is chairete. This word occurs 11 times in the [...]


Philippians Commentary: Day 37

By | August 7th, 2018|Series Notes|

“I implore Euodia and I implore Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. And I urge you also, true companion, help these women who labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the Book of Life.”—Philippians 4:2–3 (NKJV) VERSE MEANING If you were to liken the Philippian church—or any church, or the corporate body of Christ—to a vocal arrangement, if two believers are in deep [...]


Philippians Commentary: Day 36

By | August 6th, 2018|Series Notes|

“Therefore, my beloved and longed-for brethren, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, beloved.”—Philippians 4:1 (NKJV) VERSE MEANING Paul has shared some amazing and deep spiritual truths and instructions in this letter thus far. And as he begins to wrap up, here he tells them to stand strong, to stand fast, even in the midst of all manner of trials and tribulation. In the Greek, “stand fast” is translated stékó, which means to “stand firm, to persevere [...]