• Philippians

    Philippian 4:14-23

    14 Nevertheless you have done well that you shared in my distress. 15 Now you Philippians know also that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church shared with me concerning giving and receiving but you only. 16 For even in Thessalonica you sent aid once and again for my necessities. 17 Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account. 18 Indeed I have all and abound. I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things sent from you, a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God. 19 And my God shall supply all your…

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    Philippians 4:8-13

    8 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. 9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you. If you are constantly thinking on and thinking about good things then it will come out in whatever you do. If you thoughts are always on pure things, always on love and praiseworthy things, then it will show in what you do…

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    Philippians 4:1-7

    1 Therefore, my beloved and longed-for brethren, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, beloved. 2 I implore Euodia and I implore Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. 3 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. Paul is reminding them of how he loves them and how he showed his love for them.  Now he is urging them and us to show love to one another and help our fellow Christian brothers and sisters. 4…

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    Philippians 3:12-21

    12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you. 16 Nevertheless, to the…

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    Philippians 3:1-11

    1 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.2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the mutilation! 3 For we are the circumcision, who worship God in the Spirit, rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh, Christians are circumcised in the spirit, meaning we have cut off the flesh and fleshly desires.  This relates directly to God’s command to Abraham to circumcise himself and his descendants, it is a symbol of dying to oneself and throwing away fleshly desires.  We should not rely on that part…

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    Philippians

    The church at Philippi started when Paul and Silas visited there after the Spirit called them to preach the gospel there. (Acts 16:6-10)  They preached to the Jews first, the ones that were praying on the sabbath (Acts 16:11-15), then also to the Gentiles.  The devil was trying to hinder their work there, but God who uses all things for good, made even their imprisonment a catalyst for spreading the gospel. (Acts 16:16-34)  This was the beginning of the Philippian church, they only got stronger. They have sent Paul money to help in his ministry and knowing that Paul was in prison in Rome, they sent a brother in Christ…

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    Philippians 2:19-30

    19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you shortly, that I also may be encouraged when I know your state. 20 For I have no one like-minded, who will sincerely care for your state. 21 For all seek their own, not the things which are of Christ Jesus. 22 But you know his proven character, that as a son with his father he served with me in the gospel. 23 Therefore I hope to send him at once, as soon as I see how it goes with me. 24 But I trust in the Lord that I myself shall also come shortly. Timothy is an…

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    Philippians 2:12-18

    12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; 13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. This is not to work to gain your own salvation, but that you have received salvation, so do the things you ought, but it is God in you that works, not just by your power. 14 Do all things without complaining and disputing, 15 that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of…

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    Philippians 2:5-11

    5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8 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. We aren’t told to be humble and are expect to just know what or how.  Jesus, who is God, who was with God the Father in the beginning (John 1:1-3), first showed us…

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    Philippians 2:1-4

    1 Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, 2 fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. 3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Besides persevering with the hope that we have in Christ, another way to conduct ourselves, worthy of the gospel of Christ, is to be humble…