Dying, he gained Christ for himself: it was far better. A. 13 As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard[c] and to everyone else that I am in chains(V) for Christ. (Ch.1:1) People & Places: Christ; Paul; Timothy; Epaphroditus Philippi. Envy and strife against himself leading some to preach Christ would only turn to victorious results for himself: he was content if Christ was preached. To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the [a]bishops and (A)deacons: 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Although they had the whole power of the world and of its prince, they had met with a power superior to their own-the power of God, and they were its adversaries. Paul’s prayer (Philippians 1:9) begins with and affirms that they are already loving.
1 Paul and Timothy,(A) servants of Christ Jesus, To all God’s holy people(B) in Christ Jesus at Philippi,(C) together with the overseers(D) and deacons[a]:(E), 2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Ch.2:10-11)Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! This means that when you click our links and make purchases we may recieve a comission. 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
(G) 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray(H) with joy 5 because of your partnership(I) in the gospel from the first day(J) until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion(K) until the day of Christ Jesus.(L). But everywhere power is needed for this, and the single eye. Hence he counted on the perpetuity of the blessing they were to enjoy. Redemption accomplished by Christ is indeed established as the foundation of this pilgrimage (as was the case with Israel at their entrance into the wilderness), but the being presented risen and in glory before God, when victorious over every difficulty, is the subject in this epistle, and is that which is here called salvation. ... Philippians 1:27 "striving together for the faith of the gospel" BASIC OUTLINE. Paperback / Kindle.
A summary of Philippians, chapter by chapter, from @biblesummary. Who had wrought in the Philippians this spirit of love and of devotedness to the interests of the gospel?
(Ch.4:4), And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Such was the purifying effect of the ways of God, who had made him pass through the ordeal, so terrible to him, of being separated for years, perhaps four, from his work for the Lord. Nevertheless it was worth while to live (for this is the force of the first part of verse 21), because it was Christ and His service; and he did not know which to choose. It was good for the assembly that Paul should remain; Paul shall then remain.
Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is preached; and in this I rejoice, yes, and will rejoice. Summary of Philippians 1. And this would be the sense of the English translation and is a true principle. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it.
Now the fruits produced were already a sign that God was with them; and He would fulfil the work unto the end. The superiority to the flesh, living above it so completely, was not that it was not there or its nature changed. They could hope to shine and attract attention when the rays of this resplendent light were intercepted by the walls of a prison. Copyright© thebiblebrief.com 2020 | “CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. unto them it was given to suffer for Christ, as well as to believe in Him.
Philippians 1:21 “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” Philippians 1:29 “For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him.” Philippians 2:3 “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. And this decided the question; for being thus taught of God, and not knowing for himself which to choose, Paul lost sight of himself, and thought only of the need of the assembly according to the mind of Christ. In the second place, the position is characterised by the apostle's absence, the assembly having therefore itself to maintain the conflict. He deals with persecution and how not to be discouraged when persecution comes. Many-who, in the presence of his power and his gifts, were necessarily powerless and insignificant persons-could make themselves of some importance, when, in the unsearchable but perfect ways of God, this mighty instrument of His grace was set aside.
Philippians 1:3. To live is Christ and to die is gain. 8 God can testify(Q) how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.
Greeting. Sweet thought!-now that we have no longer the apostle, that we have no longer bishops and deacons, as the Philippians had in those days. 1. Christ, having overcome Satan, fills with His own Spirit those whom He has delivered out of the hand of that enemy, in order that they may exhibit at the same time the power of God and the truth of their deliverance from the power of the enemy, and exhibit them in a walk, which, being an expression of the mind and energy of God Himself, leaves no room for those of the enemy. (Ch.4:19), The Messianic Link:He is the Name above every name (Ch.2:9). 3:8,12.
Along with articles & posts of a Christian nature, my aim here is to post summaries of every book/epistle in the complete Bible from genesis to Revelation. The faithfulness of the Lord encouraged him with regard to Christians, whose condition in other respects was the cause of great anxiety.
29 For it has been granted to you(AO) on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer(AP) for him, 30 since you are going through the same struggle(AQ) you saw(AR) I had, and now hear(AS) that I still have.
"To me to live is Christ." 15 Some indeed preach Christ even from envy and strife, and some also from goodwill: 16 [c]The former preach Christ from selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my chains; 17 but the latter out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel.
Paperback / Kindle. But, before I go beyond the introduction into the matter of the epistle, I would notice the thoughts which lie at the foundation of the sentiments expressed in it. In the first place, the imprisonment of the apostle made the gospel known, where it would not otherwise have been preached, in high places at Rome; and many other brethren, reassured as to the apostle's position,  became more bold to preach the gospel without fear. The Book:Written during Paul’s imprisonment in Rome, this is sometimes known as the prison letter. It was the fruits of grace which gave the apostle this confidence, as in Hebrews 6:9, 10; 1 Thessalonians 1:3, 4. The first more opens the apostle's heart as to his actual circumstances and feelings, as was natural. Throughout this epistle, Paul encourages the Philippians to rejoice in The Lord, whatever circumstances they are in because in this way they can become an effective witness for Christ (Ch.1:18). With regard to their adversaries, the discovery of the impotence of all their efforts produces the sense of the insufficiency of their resources. But then, each member, from an apostle down to the weakest, acts efficaciously in his own place.
And, since God is there, the fear with which the evil spirit and their enemies might inspire them (and it is what he ever seeks to do; compare 1 Peter 5:8) is not there.
It may indeed lose much, as to outward means, and as to those manifestations of the presence of God, which are connected with man's responsibility; but the essential grace of God cannot be lost. Christian love is clear-sighted and full of trust with regard to its objects, because God Himself, and the energy of His grace, are in that love. He felt their love, but he desired moreover, that this love should be not only cordial and active, but that it should be guided also by wisdom and understanding from God, by a godly discernment of good and evil, wrought by the power of His Spirit; so that, while acting in love, they should also walk according to that wisdom, and should understand that which, in this world of darkness, was truly according to divine light and perfection, so that they should be without reproach until the day of Christ. Rather than bemoaning his situation, however, this letter concentrates on the joy of knowing The Lord. Philippians Summary by Jay Smith. 27 Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy(AL) of the gospel of Christ. (1:1-26) TRUE FELLOWSHIP PROMOTES THE FURTHERANCE OF THE GOSPEL (DESPITE PERSECUTION) AS WE FOCUS ON EXALTING CHRIST .