The Surpassing Value of Knowing Christ

We last left off with the apostle Paul noting that all the earthly achievements and religious prestige he had once possessed was of no value in saving his soul.  Today let’s continue looking at this and just how passionately he wanted to make the point that salvation is by faith alone. But whatever things were […]

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Counted As Loss

When Paul opened what we know as chapter 3 of his letter to the church in Philippi, he began with a stark warning to look out for false teachers that led believers astray with errant doctrines.  One of those was the assertion that certain religious rites must be followed for a Christian to obtain or […]

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Beware…

Coming out of a reminder to rejoice in the Lord always, the apostle Paul moves into a new phase in his letter to the Philippian church, one of warning and exhortation, but clearly wrapped in a deep and profound love for these believers. Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the […]

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Rejoice in the Lord!

As we turn a chapter in our study of Philippians, we are greeted with simple yet powerful words of encouragement.  It’s also a good time to remember that verses and chapter markers were added to the Bible long after it was first written, and sometimes these can break up a single thought.  So for context, […]

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Epaphroditus: Brother, Worker, & Soldier

But I thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, who is also your messenger and minister to my need; because he was longing for you all and was distressed because you had heard that he was sick. For indeed he was sick to the point of […]

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Share Your Joy

We left off a few weeks ago with the apostle Paul instructing believers to do all things without grumbling or disputing and to live above reproach even among a wicked generation (cf: Phil 2: 14-16).  He continues with his exhortation, by writing: But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon […]

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Without Grumbling

Sometimes a passage of Scripture may hit us right between the eyes, and when it does we must humbly accept what the Spirit is telling us.  For me, this is one of those passages because it’s something I often struggle with. Do all things without grumbling or disputing; so that you will prove yourselves to […]

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Work Out Your Salvation

 In the verses leading up to today’s passage, we were told of the incredible humility our Savior exhibited by dying on the cross, His subsequent exaltation by the Father to the name (authority) above every other, and that every person who has ever lived and will live will one day bow to Him as King […]

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The Name Above Every Name

Last time, we saw the incredible sacrifice and awe-inspiring humility Christ exhibited by becoming obedient to the Father, even to the point of death on a cross (cf: Phil 2:5-8).  From here, we are given a glimpse into the heavenlies and the events that followed Christ’s resurrection and glorification, and those that will occur at […]

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He Humbled Himself

As we head into the most important week of remembrance and celebration for believers, we come to an incredible passage in Philippians that not only helps us consider the gravity of Christ’s sacrifice, which started long before the cross, but also convicts us as we consider our own struggle with pride and choosing our will […]

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