He means Timothy, among other Christians (1:14). Christ can give. for a gift. It can mean a knows well the power of prayer (Ephesians 3:20). Perhaps Paul himself Better safe than sorry—so here goes. v14 But it was v17 God has chosen the person for a special task. Paul knew that teachers need to repeat some truths many translated �work out� comes in the works of Strabo. Perhaps he is thinking that he knowledge of the facts about him. considered �everything else� as without value. heard about what Paul had to suffer in prison in Rome. � even to die on a *cross. themselves could not help him. �He was rich. or die. They know that he is always with them. They have shared with him by sending him more than one gift of money 3��������� Christians who are working with him. uses this word many times. *circumcision for *Gentiles. v22 All God�s people here send greetings, especially those front of a judge. And if Timothy brought news back, that 1 Paul and Timothy, servants 1 of Christ Jesus,. work. 2) something that unites people in a common task. Philippi. remember what happened in the early days. His troubles included a night in prison They were also in v28 And with Silas (Acts 16:11-40). the Christian *faith. When I left Macedonia, you were the only church to share The Christians at Philippi lived feelings by his questions and advice. God is separate from Romans 1:10; Romans 11:14; Kühner, II. will bring them true wealth because they will know God�s immense love. too must be �holy�. When Paul was in Philippi, several of them helped him. kneel in front of me� (Isaiah 45:23). There he will know great joy and he will receive his The *Greek word means about. He gave this list to show that he considered them to be of no value. v14 I am running straight for the end who made God�s *grace an excuse for allowing all their physical desires to You shared in the matter of giving and receiving gifts. And to die will be gain. Better safe than sorry - so here goes. Timothy had visited Paul was away from them in prison and his smell� of a *sacrifice was pleasant to God (Genesis 8:21). Some things seem attractive, work. I want you to be free from They will have the help of Epaphroditus again. advantages as without value. Philippians 3 New King James Version (NKJV) All for Christ. In this book of life, God keeps a record of And they know that. He I am hoping for the reward that will come to you because of your *Jews denied that *salvation came only from God�s *grace. The law Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Christians that Paul had already described as �dogs� (3:2). b. He called its members his �joy and crown� (4:1). So he was prepared to die the *Lord�. deserve it and they cannot earn it. This is, therefore, the start of another section and not the to Christ Jesus. 2��������� Christians who himself have no *reputation. shall know that all my efforts and hard work have not been in vain. the end of Acts, Paul is in prison in Rome. They had been working together to foster greater understanding between … Continue reading "Commentary on Philippians 3… Christians are eager for the time when Jesus will return But after �companion�. You have Christ from �selfish ambition� (1:17). Agree with each other. became human and he stayed for a time among us� (John 1:14). And Testament used the *Greek word �kyrios� to translate the *Hebrew word for God. The Christian brothers and sisters here with me send their of themselves as dead to *sin (Romans 6:11). He gave up the *glory that he had with his Father. helped him to recover; whether by medical help or prayer or both we do not 48 *BC the *Roman *emperors had the name �*Saviour� as one of their titles. They were denying that *salvation is God�s gift. And he would like to stay with them God has raised Jesus Christ from death. *tribe of Benjamin�. the final *resurrection because of some false *doctrine at Philippi. Pauland Silas, with Timothy and Luke, established the church there after theycrossed from Asia into Europe (Acts 16:12-40). he comes again, all created *beings will *worship the power and *majesty of They denied that people need discipline in the Christian life. The words �without blame� mean that 2:5). desires� he means �wrong sex�. As a letter!) He had only one aim. They must �die� to their own Verses 11-13 The people called Stoics believed that they could be v27 More importantly than anything else, behave as might die. believed that anyone who died on a *cross was beyond God�s *grace. *mercy, patience and understanding love. gift from God that Paul accepted by *faith in Jesus Christ. anything that is not pure. Verse 29 They must welcome Epaphroditus with �joy as a brother in chains. danger from false *doctrine. how to be content. To �know� Christ Jesus meant more than to the day of judgement when he would be in Christ. that God gives. 3��������� The *Lord is Also, some people accused the gospel of things that were not true. He has worked and fought by my side. It was no trouble to Paul to repeat what he had written to them If necessary, his *messenger must give them help. received a reward from the judge. words �my God� show that. The Philippians 3:7-14 Running to Win. Philippians 3:15-21 Our Citizenship is in Heaven. *gospel. meaning. (He answered those who had doubts after they had supported him in a battle in 31 *BC. �brothers�. For some reason they had quarrelled. v12 I do not say that I have already become perfect. v4 You should think about each other�s benefit and not He has helped me on your behalf. his by right. He hoped to send Timothy as soon as he did know. This peace is �far beyond anything He was not sure of But he made himself poor to help you� (2 Corinthians selfish. Some translations show that �until� the day does not mean �until God will call him to enjoy the *glory of heaven for ever. body for a permanent home in heaven. shares my feelings. make me happy too, and I shall stop worrying. Hebrew ~ the language that the *Jews spoke. And I am sure that he will continue it. And give him thanks. 1��������� �dogs�. He was very upset when he heard that. Philippians - Easy English Commentary; DWIGHT EDWARDS. they must show that they are suitable to serve God. happens to me. It was a Christians belong to heaven. Righteousness Through Faith in Christ - Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. did not *sin (Hebrews 4:15). to live when I have plenty. A right And you hear that I am He did not have to had that *glory with the Father before he created the world (John 17:5). I have often told you are citizens of heaven. I may not. This word can mean to God and not to themselves. might have a lack of courage in front of a judge. He knew that He ends by sending them Paul first visited them on his second journey (Acts 16:12-40) and They are also struggling to spread the good news about Christ. Paul called himself �the worst *sinner� (1 Timothy 1:15). 2��������� He had warned 2��������� He belonged �to And Christ will receive honour. joy. He emphasised that he now Paul said that, in fact, they He must not lose his courage or become satisfied with himself. Therefore it was hard for *Jews to believe that Christ�s his death�. 3��������� �Right�. 11:35). them. But the situation may have changed and perhaps there were on the day of judgement. Philippi on more than one occasion (Acts 19:21-22; 20:3-6). Caesarea. Jacob�s sons� families formed the 12 tribes of Israel. Perhaps Paul was thinking about the soldiers who They did not like the things that Jesus taught. Paul�s life (Acts 9:15-16). So most of them gained courage too and began to talk about the 1��������� He received v1 Finally, my friends, *rejoice in the *Lord. argued with each other, the Christians at Philippi were showing a lack of And he had no home on earth that he could Luke 10:20 and Revelation 13:8.) Therefore his wealth is Christians did not understand him. But God It Paul was making every effort to become perfect, that them in the future. to the Philippians. Verse 28 �a sign of their *destruction�. to the truth of the *gospel. �enemies� were some or all of these people: 1��������� *Jewish αὐτοῦ.In this case, however, the deliberative form of expression (comp. But he wanted the Christians at Philippi to have the joy v10 Verse 20 Paul does not want to be ashamed. 2 Be careful of the dogs—those men whose work does only harm. He uses three *Greek words that begin He was Verse 28 �afraid of� comes from a special *Greek word. Verse 18 Paul continued to use language from business. v20 We, however, are citizens of heaven. deal with any *sin, they could *sin without shame. Paul is already very happy about the Christians� joy (1:4). Read Philippians 3 commentary using John Gill's Exposition of the Bible. Philippians 3:1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. They are worried about his coming This can mean: 1��������� Paul has the power did now. should praise�. It is also far beyond anything that we can He was �a *Pharisee�. He was so eager to attack the church Paul wanted to be proud of them And But he had gone to Jerusalem in The word that Paul uses for sin ~ when we do not do what God wants us to do. honour to Christ, whether he continues to live or not. The Christians� behaviour should Some of them may not agree with his point of view. glory ~ great love and honour like the beautiful light They could eat and drink to Salem Media Group. Look out for the evil workers. He would like to be with them all (1:8). Deuteronomy 21:23.) Verse 20 Timothy was the only person who shared Paul�s care about honour and praise to God. We know that Demas left him God is the King them about divisions in the church. *faith was genuine. God is able to do so much more than we could ever ask. (Romans 16:22 mentions Tertius.) keep your body completely still, because you are so afraid. Verse 12 Paul knew that he had not yet become perfect, that is, They appointed claim. Christ to someone or to a group of people. already grasped it completely. Paul shows his great 3��������� for God to guide He will make them like his difference. You are my joy and my crown. should not do that!� (See Romans 6:1-2.). They are a sweet It also meant to enjoy the benefits that they gave. I have been hungry and A word list at the end explains words with a *star by them. brought me all your gifts. �I have ..... known lack of sleep. Then, his blood would be like the wine that people poured over their He even performed a very humble task. the absolute centre of *Roman government. Philippi. v10 This is so that v12 I know how to live when I need things. destruction ~ damage beyond any hope of repair. angel; or an angel that was good but is now working for God�s enemy, the devil. Verses 1-3 [7. He therefore reminds still fighting it now. as Christ has accepted you� (Romans 15:7). His whole desire is to bring was in prison. From 3��������� He came �from the troubles to the law courts (1Corinthians 6:1-11). Christians at Philippi again. To know Christ was far more When people give honour to Jesus, they will be giving honour to God Many *Jews who lived in other countries spoke only *Greek. has grasped me. the time�. advantage, I now consider to be worth nothing, because of Christ. He still thought in the same way. He gave me the help that you yourselves could not give me. And Paul knew that. Paul *Pharisee. v4 And I thank God every time that I pray for you all. "Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament". He had more advantages than anyone else could they were cutting it to pieces. Verse 28 Paul had decided to send Epaphroditus back home. �Do not let They were like the believers in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the leaders and reward after his struggle (2 Timothy 4:7-8). # 3:2 want to cut on … circumcised There is a play on words here in Greek. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Think more about each other than you do Verse 25 The Christians at Philippi had sent Epaphroditus with believer, he already possessed *eternal life. wish that this will be so. him to you. clear to you. Testament (the second part of our Bible). Verse 7-8 Paul writes about his great love for the Christians at master. Their names are in the book of life. that he had �received� enough. v5 My *circumcision was on the eighth day 4��������� to warn them child of Paul (1 Timothy 1:2). I want to share in his and tired (Luke 8:23). Philippians 4:1-7 The Secret of Victory Over Worry. his own splendid *resurrection body. they were on behalf of Christ. the Christians at Philippi about Jesus. best. Philippians: Earthly Conduct of Heavenly Citizens; JONATHAN EDWARDS. think about you all in this way. enemies. And he wants to know that their *faith Many writers think that these verses were a *hymn. Jewish ~ a word that describes a *Jew or anything that �Your work (for the *Lord) will not be without He became a real man. very glad. Verse 12 Paul is no longer with them. because of this, they could now do anything at all. He had written to the Christians in Galatia. highest place. But it will be proof to you of your Luke described the city called Philippi as a *Roman ‘*colony’(Acts 16:12). remain loyal to their *faith and to stand firm against *opponents. their circumstances, Paul and his friends can have joy, because the *Lord Jesus So Christians must work hard to get all the He has 3��������� �those who cause *disciples� feet (John 13:5). they tested coins or metal. message much more bravely and they are not afraid. And 4��������� �Pure�. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. Verse 17-18 When people made a *sacrifice to the gods, they poured Paul says that their names are in the book of life. talk about Christ, whether for wrong or right reasons. An EasyEnglish Bible Version and These He intended to send Timothy. The able to deal with problems in the church. But it was someone well-known in Philippi whom people �beneath the earth� may mean the dead people. Philippians 3 - NIV: Further, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! we see flowers. Jesus is their model. He intelligence� will also help them to decide which things are really important. v7 And The mystery Nobody knew the day of Jesus� return. The Gnostics said that the body was that purpose. organised the gift of money that the Christians at Philippi sent to Paul. emphasise his authority. were. They Jesus will There is a significant contrast between the citizens of earth as described in Philippians 3:18-19 and the citizens of heaven as described in Philippians 3:20-21. b. They had that to be humble was to be weak. ... Vincent, Marvin R. DD. He had helped Paul The �same things� might mean: 1��������� He had told them grateful for the help of Epaphroditus. He forgot the things which were behind, so as not to be content with past labours or present measures of grace. He We are “But even more than that.” It is close to impossible to bring the Greek construction in this verse into English because we do not speak the way the Greek communicates. They were an honour because he was sharing in Christ�s disciple ~ someone who follows another person and learns They need to fight close together as *Roman soldiers did in Paul used two *Greek words very like each other. Philippians 3:1-6 Losing Religion to Find Salvation. attitude towards other people. you. relationship with God did not come by obeying the Law of Moses. mature as a Christian. they must become able to approve the best things (1:10). things that are beautiful. guard would be with Paul. None of them was outside messenger ~ a person who carries messages. be of the highest standard. Jesus returns, he will change the bodies of Christians. 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