A Fragrant Aroma

We last saw how Paul commended the Philippian church for their generosity and support, and how they stood alone among all the churches in the region as the one who provided for the apostle in his gospel work and his physical needs while he was imprisoned.  We pick up today with the continuation of this […]

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Giving and Receiving

We last left off with Paul’s famous statement, “I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me,” summarizing that his ability to be content in every circumstance, whether rich or poor, full or hungry, comes from the strength that the Lord provides. Today, we see the continuation of this thought, as Paul commended the […]

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I Can Do All Things

In our passage today we have one of the more famous verses in Philippians (4:13), but as diligent students of the Bible let’s spend a few minutes digging in to see the truths we can glean from it. But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at last you have revived your concern for […]

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The Peace of God

And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:7 NASB Christians long for and seek after the peace of God. It’s amazing when we experience it – a peculiar comfort and lack of worry about something that would otherwise be shaking us to […]

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Rejoice in the Lord, Always!

One of the beautiful things about Scripture is that no matter where you are in life, or what circumstances you may be facing, you can find simple but powerful truths that, if taken in with a humble and teachable heart, can completely change your attitude. Today’s passage is one containing such truth.  Simple, encouraging, worthy […]

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In the Book of Life

After an urging to stand firm in the Lord (Phil. 4:1), and immediately before one of the most memorable exhortations about rejoicing in the circumstances God has placed us (Phil. 4:4-9), the Apostle Paul drops in a brief appeal for help addressing an issue between two women in the church, but wraps it with an […]

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Stand Firm In The Lord

Turning to the fourth and final chapter of his letter to the Philippians, Paul again shared his affection and love with this church, and offers a pastoral exhortation to remain strong in the faith.  Therefore, my beloved brethren whom I long to see, my joy and crown, in this way stand firm in the Lord, […]

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Following a Good Example

In case you haven’t noticed, no one is perfect.  Shocker, right?  So what model can believers use to gain and maintain a solid foundation of faith in a an evil world? Brethren, join in following my example, and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us. Philippians 3:17 NASB As Paul […]

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Have This Attitude

Coming out of an appeal to believers to press on toward the upward call of Christ, the Apostle Paul gives an exhortation for his readers to act with the same heart and mind he has, with a life focused on living for God. Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, have this attitude; and […]

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The Upward Call of Christ

In Philippians 3:7-10 we learned how the apostle Paul sought to intimately know the Lord Jesus Christ, to share in His sufferings, and have a mind that was eternally focused on the goal of being resurrected from the dead.  We also saw how important it is that we not only know the Lord, but that […]

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