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Fellowship - Article
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John D. Morris, Ph.D. - ... believers’ “fellowship in the gospel” (Philippians 1:5), for he knew that “inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers [same word as fellowship] of my...
Two Faithful Friends - Article
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Henry Morris III, D.Min. - ... no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state." (Philippians 2:19-20) Paul cited Timothy and Epaphroditus as two faithful ministry friends (Philippians 2:19-30). Their activities provide a great inventory to follow as we "work out...
Perfect Minded - Article
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Henry Morris III, D.Min. - ... let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing." (Philippians 3:15-16) Earlier, Paul had noted that he was not "already perfect" (Philippians 3:12), using a form of the Greek verb teleioo. In today's verse, Paul uses the adjective form...
Humbled and Exalted - Article
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Mark D. Rasche, B.S. - ... obedient unto death, even the death of the cross" (Philippians 2:8). One of the most difficult challenges in Scripture is found in Paul's exhortation to adopt the same humble attitude as Christ, who before going to Calvary, "made...
Likeminded - Article
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Henry Morris III, D.Min. - ... having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind." (Philippians 2:2) This emphatic command, along with the parallel terms, helps us understand the concept of "thinking" the same thing. "Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not...
Built On Prayer - Article
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David Woetzel, B.S. - ... written by Paul to the churches he founded, the Book of Philippians is the most complimentary. In the beginning of the letter he wrote, “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you” (Philippians 1:3). In the middle the apostle...
Life by Death - Article
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Henry Morris III, D.Min. - ... to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." (Philippians 1:21) This profound confidence comes at the conclusion of a threefold summary of Paul's experience while serving the Lord Jesus, as well as his deep bond with the church at Philippi....
Following the Mark - Article
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Henry Morris III, D.Min. - ... for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 3:13-14) Paul called his personal achievements (Philippians 3:4-6) as valuable as dung (v. 8), rejecting his own righteousness (v. 9). Now he is focused on reaching the...
Commitment to God - Article
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Henry Morris III, D.Min. - ... our "way." Paul spends much of his letter to the Philippians describing the link between the Creator-Savior and the mind, heart, and lifestyle of the Christian who has given his life over to God. "Being confident of this very...
Giving And Receiving - Article
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Henry Morris, Ph.D. - ... ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only” (Philippians 4:15). As Paul went on his missionary...
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