Near the end of his letter, he reiterated the strong affection he had for the Philippians
, addressing them as "my brothers, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown" (4:1).
Fee warns us against the dangers of `mirror-reading', and protests against those views which have seen the Philippian
community as torn apart by internal strife.
The context of the hymn in Philippians
, and indeed in the rest of Paul's work, shows that Christian disciples are saved to the extent that they "inhabit" the faithfulness of Jesus by living out the life of Jesus through the koinonia of the Christian community.
Keith spoke on Philippians
chapter two, looking at how Jesus can be a role model for us for us to follow.
Paul uses this military language throughout Philippians
Matthew 21:1-11; Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Philippians
2:5-11; Matthew 26:14-27:66
A close examination of three of Paul's letters (Thessalonians, Philippians
, and Romans) reveals the importance of accepting the suffering of believers, with faith that even though we suffer, God's great plan for all creation does not include suffering and God will ultimately vanquish human misery.
As the psalmist sings "'Happy are those who observe justice" (Psalm 106), we will be tested, and the Philippians
and 1 Thessalonians readings take us to Macedonia, key to the Roman Empire.
Paul in his letter to the Philippians
about shining on the world like bright stars are addressed to those who realize what great treasures and gifts they have received through the Revelation of Jesus Christ.
FAVORITE SCRIPTURE VERSE: Philippians
4:13: "I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Taken from the letter of Paul to the Philippians
, it reads: ``I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
The first of these is Paul's letter to the Philippians