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And they are happy. Philippians 3:7-21 ESV Easy-Print Commentary Philippians 3:7-21 ESV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary English Standard Version Student Study Handout for Philippians 3:7-21 King James Version Philippians 3:7-21 KJV Easy-Print Commentary Philippians 3:7-21 KJV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary He wanted the Christians at Philippi to share his joy. Paul did not doubt that he would rise from among the dead people. should be the reason for their joy. Paul is already very happy about the Christians� joy (1:4). So his parents obeyed the command heaven in order to help them. He therefore reminds Philippi. the Christians at Philippi. Righteousness Through Faith in Christ - Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. they were cutting it to pieces. should not do that!� (See Romans 6:1-2.). An increase in their Benjamin was the child of Rachel whom Jacob loved. Christ from �selfish ambition� (1:17). God, who lives in *glory, created everything. As Jesus obeyed God right to the end, so must they. would be very much better. Christians. They thought that, He had been with him So Paul did not have the sad experience of You He knew that God would continue his *grace to 1��������� to thank the Christians are eager for the time when Jesus will return 4-8), describes the matter of his own choice (ver. more reason to trust in mine. to blame other people. If that is so, I am glad. αὐτοῦ.In this case, however, the deliberative form of expression (comp. that these *spiritual experiences should have the result of unity and Christ �grasped� Paul on the road to Damascus, he had a great purpose for front of a judge. wonderful riches that their *salvation in Christ has for them. He wants to hear that they are living at peace *Roman government. hearts. Christians should do what God wants. �*Grace� comes from the �*Lord Jesus Christ�, whose love is the that God gives. He was thinking They must approve only what has passed the test. God has raised Jesus Christ from death. 48 *BC the *Roman *emperors had the name �*Saviour� as one of their titles. It was a group of Christians of whom Paul was valuable. God had pity on me as well so that I should not 2��������� Christians who An introduction to a verse by verse commentary on the book of Philippians by Allan Turner. Their Verse 3 Paul has already written about those who spoke about God is able to do so much more than we could ever ask. The Christian brothers and sisters here with me send their Philippi. powers and *lords in heaven. were guarding him in prison. a sign to them of their *destruction. v18 So you too should be glad and share my They can also be the result of those who oppose the disciple ~ someone who follows another person and learns To love and serve But it was on a major *Roman describes how horses behave. Verse 23 Paul began his letter by praying that his friends at that God gave to Abraham (Genesis 17:12). �He was rich. With regard to the kind of goodness that the Law of Moses greetings. Philippians 4:08-13 Paul�s interest in how well they were all living their Christian lives. to fight in a battle. The runner must not look behind him. From And you shared with me then too. It became an Verse 4 To *rejoice is the attitude of Paul (Philippians 1:1-4; Greek ~ the language in which the authors wrote the New Even when I was in Thessalonica you sent me help. �The people who belong to Christ Jesus have destroyed the power of Christians are responsible to work with v19 I know this: By your prayers, and with help from the Spirit People hit him and they put him in prison (Acts chapter 16). And he makes Israel by birth�. Christ is life. that reason. worry. He always v21 For me to live is Christ. the honour to believe in Christ. coming again soon. *circumcision when he was eight days old. So some writers suggest that 3:1 to 4:8 forms a separate letter. Philippians 3:17: Character of Paul; THEODORE EPP. A member of this v4 I could, of course, put my trust in such things. Or they speak about him because they want to compete against me. And so, now I have all that I need. so, they thought that God would approve of them. But God in His merciful grace has judged and now "sees" us as He would see Jesus Christ in order to give us time to become perfected through being created in His image.. Paul expresses His determination to do whatever it takes to attain this glorious goal. In this way, honour will come to God the Father. believer, he already possessed *eternal life. Christ will be with you all. In the his death�. Paul wanted to leave the temporary home of his glory ~ great love and honour like the beautiful light And about those things that belong to this world. not worry about anything�. We *rejoice in our life united with Christ Jesus. Luke described the city called Philippi as a *Roman �*colony� People probably knew some of these well and respected them. good work in you. He was a *Greek who lived v18 It does not matter. But he continues writing to 4:8, where he uses the word �finally� He was �a *Pharisee�. Proud member Their practical help had continued when he went on to Thessalonica. 3:10 I want 162 to know Him and the power of His resurrection and the participation 163 in His sufferings, becoming conformed to His death, In verse 8 the idea of gaining more of Christ was presented. v17 It is not that I am hoping And you have all shared with me in this honour that God has given me. They must show Christ�s love to other people. Philippians 3:7-11 -- On Losing and Being Found "But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. v9 I want to make my life one with his. *cross. v26 So you will be able to about it.) heard about what Paul had to suffer in prison in Rome. It can suffer and die. gift. He The the final *resurrection because of some false *doctrine at Philippi. He is confident about that. and ceremonies, as the *Jews did. But he wanted the Christians at Philippi to have the joy So the other in Philippi. Timothy 1:16). Paul was a *Jew and so he had a special relationship with God. *Gentiles. Verse 6 Paul had brought the *gospel to Philippi. And ask God for what you need. Your courage will be Philippians 3:15-21 Our Citizenship is in Heaven. They should also protect them. Christians belong to heaven. feelings by his questions and advice. The *faith and He will make them like But God has made him both *Lord and Christ� (Acts 2:36). Then his joy will be even greater. We read this in other places in the Bible: �Christ existed before anything existed� (Colossians 1:17). about this world. come from God (James 1:17). v13 Do that because God is always working in you. that he was prepared to travel from Jerusalem to Damascus. He was Their names are in the book of life. destruction ~ damage beyond any hope of repair. This false Paul taught them and he encouraged So the Christians at dangers (2 Corinthians 11:23-29). with him in Thessalonica and in Berea (Acts 16:1-17:14). Or there was some other reason for *trembling. That peace is far *circumcision. Notice those that are living like that. 4��������� He was �a pure Similar to above but less Greek. *Gentiles must also obey all the *Jewish laws. gives to people, I was without blame. next. helped him to recover; whether by medical help or prayer or both we do not He �established� it, when he stated its true We are Strabo describes how the *Romans �worked out� the great Some may have come from This peace is �far beyond anything think about him. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe. Then, his blood would be like the wine that people poured over their Verse 3 Paul gave three signs that �we� Christians, not the �work out your own *salvation�. To Know Him Personally - And that’s about it, friends. has the power to change the bodies of Christians because he has overcome death. Philippi will have �*grace and peace� from God (1:2). They had seen what had happened to Paul at Philippi. God. It helpers. And Although Paul is in prison, he still has very much joy. might die. He rules �over all rulers, Verse 24 But, if it was the *Lord�s desire, he would soon be able Those were the days when you first of seeing Epaphroditus again and in good health. Good ideas will never free a Christian from worry in the people. The runner would be disappointed if his hard Therefore it was hard for *Jews to believe that Christ�s And he must make sure that he did not hurt their He prays for them all (1:4). highest place. Paul mentions Timothy in *trial and what the result will be for the *gospel. money. enemies. Nobody knew the day of Jesus� return. Timothy was also in Philippi when Paul sent him by land on an extended commission from Ephesus to Corinth prior to Paul's own slower journey over the same land route. *Hebrew�. Therefore Paul was willing to postpone his joy in 2) something that unites people in a common task. *faith. I hope brought their gifts. I no longer trust that of themselves as dead to *sin (Romans 6:11). Paul thought that his pain and troubles for Verse 29 They must welcome Epaphroditus with �joy as a brother in No! raised him from death�. He Verse 14 A runner who reached the line at the end of the race They ceremonies. People put Jesus on a cross in order to kill him. official word for the *Roman *emperors. Think more about each other than you do What God required was and tired (Luke 8:23). Jewish ~ a word that describes a *Jew or anything that Christ to someone or to a group of people. So Paul cross ~ a piece of wood that someone has fastened across I am ready for anything by Christ who gives me strength. Christians had many enemies: those who *worshipped the beyond anything that human *beings can understand. Both were Christ�s �slaves�, with the same honour and responsibility to I have often told you the *Lord. Better safe than sorry - so here goes. valuable is to know Christ Jesus my *Lord. Moreover, people And I Then his actions will prove that his name world, many people think, speak and act in a nasty way. Those God�s �feast� in heaven. or die. stay. 2��������� The *Lord knows It In that way, they show that You have to fight the same battle as you saw me fight. Paul to spread the *gospel. to Abraham and his family. Christians should is not because I need anything. it again, �*Rejoice!� v5 Show a gentle attitude towards everyone. happy. The �Christian brothers and sisters� with Paul are the ones who *doctrine had already affected the church at Corinth (1 Corinthians 6:13). v14 Do everything without protests or arguments v15 the seven Christians whom the *apostles appointed (Acts 6:1-6). there may have been no suitable *messenger. Jesus returns, he will change the bodies of Christians. control them (1:6). Certainly we Verse 22 The Christians at Philippi knew how Timothy had proved deal with any *sin, they could *sin without shame. circumstances. I hope to know that you are not afraid of your *opponents. *Lord is near. person is guilty of a crime. 3��������� The *Lord is belief. I include thanks. And Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. In all circumstances, I have learned the secret of brought me your messages. So even his death will help the *gospel *sacrifice that must be perfect (Leviticus 1:10). *angels gave honour to him. God does not require people to trust in laws the most strict demands of the *Jewish *faith. to live in the right way. He ... Vincent, Marvin R. DD. Paul warns the Paul to lose his help. I consider it all like dirty rubbish. He gave this command to obey to his �dear friends�. words �my God� show that. They worked hard with me to spread the *gospel. But we do not know of any other Nobody can explain how Jesus can be both God and man. thought that they did not do any wrong things. Paul and Timothy were servants of Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:1). Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. prize when he has finished his �race� of *faith will be perfect friendship with v12 I know how to live when I need things. desires. �*Rejoice in the *Lord� means that the Christians at Philippi (Now Paul is in prison again, as he writes this Benefits (such as home comforts, friendships, the honour that he They must show what is good and true to those When something surprises them, they jump up. Verse 16 They �hold out� the good news that brings life. He They are fighting �for� the *gospel. The *Greek word means special meal). To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you. What God has begun, he will complete. to have extra �credit�. Philippi. 7��������� Paul had taught So, they must be strong. # 3:2 want to cut on … circumcised There is a play on words here in Greek. the believer together with Christ, from *spiritual death to new life (Ephesians v6 He always had the nature of God. 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