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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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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Enemies of the Cross

Last time we saw how the Apostle Paul gave us examples of who to follow and mimic in our Christian walk (Phil 3:17).  Starkly contrasting these, we are now faced with a description of those we must not follow or imitate.  In Philippians 3:18-19 Paul wrote, “for many walk, of whom I often told you, […]

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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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Knowing Christ & Christ Knowing Me

Last time we learned even more about Paul’s stand against a self-righteous, legalistic faith, and how he counted all the worldly possessions and accomplishments he’d racked up as nothing but dung (Phil 3:7-10).  In our passage here, we get more to the heart of Paul’s reasoning and where he had his mind set. that I […]

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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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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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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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