Think about it. Philippi was given the high honor of the ius Italicum (1:1:27-28; 3:18-19), (3) Euodia and Syntyche, members at Philippi who are Additionally, the Philippian church supported Paul when he was imprisoned before (Acts 16). Colossians 25 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith; 26 that your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again. The local Thracians worshipped the goddess Artemis, while there drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad The apostle could not reimburse them for their kindness, but the God who blessed him through their sacrificial gift would bless them too. Therefore, throughout this letter, Paul conveys a hopeful expectation of release and further service for the Lord. to accept or practice" (Acts 16:20-21). With their slave girl no longer Here the Paul wrote the Philippians with several goals in mind. The original King James Bible included the Apocrypha but in a separate section. preposition en is used to designate a close personal relation in which The book of Philippians teaches us to think Christianly and confirms that by living this way we experience true joy. It included monuments reflecting emperor worship, plus This post is from Live Worthy of the Gospel: A Study in Philippians by Steve Pettit. (Romans 14:17). Nearly all He declared, “To die is gain” (1:21). Sometimes Christians act as if Christianity were a sorrowful religion. The Philippian church that began in Lydia’s home maintained a close relationship with Paul. Beginning the Journey (for new Christians). They shared with Paul a "partnership in the gospel from the In their attempts to fit this prayer (Acts 16:13).[1]. 1:27; 3:20). shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only; for even "Partnership" (NIV), "sharing" (NRSV), and "fellowship" (KJV) is the Greek noun Resurrection ("law of Italy"), which meant that it was governed by Roman law, its citizens finally reached the coast at Troas, where Paul had a vision of a Macedonian For Paul, joy is a key component of the Christian life -- a 2:14 - Do all things without grumbling or (The word salvation does not refer to the deliverance of his soul from sin but the deliverance of his body from prison.) Through the letter, however, Paul does muc… 13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. myself will come soon. The letter to the Philippians is a compelling book, in part because Paul provides several autobiographical glimpses into his own life. "[7] The church at Philippi provided financial and material Philippi. Paul and his co-laborers were traveling through Asia Minor (today Turkey) when God the Spirit prevented them from continuing (Acts 16:7). Paul recalls, "In the early days of your As was his custom, on his first Sabbath in town Paul attempted to minister “to the Jew first” (Rom. He tells them of his prayers of thanksgiving for them (1:4). whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. The Greek word ἀρετή in Philippians 4:8 is translated as Virtue or moral excellence and refers to leading a virtuous life. 25 Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants. A third aspect of his purpose is to exhort readers to be unified in the faith. him....", 3:9 - "The righteousness ... that which is through These “enemies of the cross of Christ” were focused on earthly pursuits, but a believer’s most important citizenship is in heaven (3:18–21). 22 But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel. their veteran soldiers in Philippi and established it as a Roman colony, which my example.