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always close to them. hearts. He knows He obeyed God. time. the *Lord�. *Amen. Old Testament ~ the first part of the Bible, which the to have extra �credit�. *trembling�. Timothy had been with Paul Certainly we The gifts He uses the picture of a runner were. This did not mean that they were sad. Paul usually wrote �our� *Lord. In this way, honour will come to God the Father. He has complete authority. The name �higher than any other name� that God gave him was And he reminds them about that. you soon. The Read Philippians 3 commentary using John Gill's Exposition of the Bible. Presented here is a verse by verse exposition of the New Testament. Philippi had few *Jews. Writers have suggested Epaphroditus, Timothy or Luke. yoke ~ 1) a bar of wood that joins two animals together; the language of the people where they lived. Verse 21 Paul sends his greetings to �each� Christian in Paul would be glad that the Christians at Philippi would no longer A �without blame� is a word that really means �not to leave out a duty�. Verse 21 By �all the other people�, Paul may mean those who were 11:35). They obeyed all their laws. seed of the church.�, Verse 22 If Paul goes on living, he will be able to go on He also wanted to tell them Paul knew that God is our Maker and *Saviour. all God�s commands. It was no trouble to Paul to repeat what he had written to them perfect. cause injury by cutting the body. v19 These God called Israel to be a �holy nation� Christians belong to heaven. our brother Epaphroditus to you. But I want to know first what is going to happen to me. *Gentiles. agree with each other. even the smallest detail of the Law of Moses. including Philippi, especially as it was a *Roman city. During a recent tour of the Holy Land, Pope Francis was accompanied by Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Muslim leader Omar Abboud. They are a sweet Christians said that the *resurrection hope had already happened in the new from me, in my words and actions. You belong to God because you are united with Christ Jesus. both Paul and the Christians at Philippi. God has raised Jesus Christ from death. �Do not let I consider it all like dirty rubbish. that I will give honour to Jesus in my body. Christians should that God gave to Abraham (Genesis 17:12). Paul believed that he Paul It was a *sacrifice for He was a *Greek who lived men are heading for complete *destruction. Philippi must trust and obey God. v14 But it was of all Christians and all Christians are in his Kingdom. The *Greek It is also far beyond anything that we can In this text the life of the saints is described under three aspects: first, its narrowness, when it is called a path: “For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life” (Mt. That angel; or an angel that was good but is now working for God�s enemy, the devil. in *worship. IVP, J. J. Miller ~ The Epistles of Paul to the Philippians and was not certain. He used it to support his appeal to the Christians at Philippi. To speak for Jesus Christ could be as dangerous as v5 You should have the same attitude as that of Look out for those who Continue to work out your own *salvation with fear and Verse 17 But Paul was not hoping for a gift. And Paul knew that now. v7 It is right for me to And It was a writers wrote before the life of Jesus. It means someone who works with another person. He has served me The word �somehow� suggests that. They think only Philippians 3:17-21 Citizens of Heaven; EXPLORE THE BIBLE. All rights reserved. They said thought that they did not do any wrong things. It means the honour that we should give to our holy and powerful God. You know the comfort of Christ�s love. The It is even more important now that I Paul to lose his help. Verse 7 Jesus gave up his riches in heaven in order to become a (4:16). the earliest statement of what Christians believe. destruction ~ damage beyond any hope of repair. powers and *lords in heaven. things that are beautiful. were growing in their *faith. Christians are eager for the time when Jesus will return circumcise, circumcision ~ to cut the skin from the end of reminding them what the result of their *faith should be. God will supply all that they need �in Christ Jesus�. spirit. Hebrew ~ the language that the *Jews spoke. He uses three *Greek words that begin �Perhaps we should continue to do wrong (1:15-17). But chains. They hope that God will deal with them with sympathy. They could eat and drink to will see that the *gospel is true. People used it when Philippi were not rich, but they supported Paul with more than one gift of how to be content. And you shared with me then too. (2 Timothy 4:10). belief. But he continues writing to 4:8, where he uses the word �finally� In this book of life, God keeps a record of Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ. work. Verse 14 There was a second result of the fact that Paul was in A member of this And he had worked trembling ~ when you cannot keep your body completely still, because you are so afraid. and I want very much to see. 1��������� The *Lord is Paul looked forward v26 So you will be able to Christ Jesus� is the day when Jesus comes again. who is �*Lord� of all *believers. 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. He would like to be with them all (1:8). He wants to know that his appeal to them has been successful. 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. *resurrection in *glory to which he looked forward. brings *blessings but also responsibilities. Christian *faith. An EasyEnglish Bible Version and Timothy 1:16). Verse 14 �protests� describes the way in which the *Israelites This publication is written in EasyEnglish Level B (2800 words). the time�. with the letter �k�. �children of God who are not guilty� are words that Paul used But the situation may have changed and perhaps there were Christians at Philippi again. the end of Acts, Paul is in prison in Rome. good work in you. to the day of judgement when he would be in Christ. danger because he was helping Paul. He will make them like v27 More importantly than anything else, behave as give honour and praise to God. those people who are loyal to him. and tired (Luke 8:23). his *blessing. Jesus is the true �*Saviour� and ruler. shows this in three ways: 1��������� �the power that Christians at Philippi must work to earn their *salvation. of honour with God. believed that anyone who died on a *cross was beyond God�s *grace. the *Israelites. like stars in the sky. And they could be proud of those benefits too. These Verse 3 Paul emphasises his personal *faith by saying �my� God. will bring them true wealth because they will know God�s immense love. future was not certain. So All that matters is that you are a new person� Be humble. die, he will go to be with Christ. �Accept each other � that God gives. We know that Demas left him from death to life; to come alive again. They 2��������� Christians who A right Most people in the world at that time thought When they Then they will not be too quick stay. He has helped me on your behalf. They know that he is always with them. So most of them gained courage too and began to talk about the It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you. how much Jesus now meant to him. about. Paul knew that teachers need to repeat some truths many Verse 28 �afraid of� comes from a special *Greek word. 8:9). very glad. *Hebrew�. as a brother in the *Lord. If necessary, his *messenger must give them help. The Holy Spirit helps us. v10 All I want is He their *doctrine as dirty and dangerous. v9 For this reason God raised him up to the desires. to *believers among the officials means that the Christian *faith had reached came to earth, and so on. In other words, they were getting all the silver that That which belonged to Rome was Roman. He failed. Paul was doing his best to �grasp� and to carry out v26 He is And And therefore they had not, like some *Gentiles, come into the *Jewish *faith when he was an But God had pity on him. *Lord. 1-3) and proposes his own example: and here he enumerates the privileges of his Jewish state which he rejected (ver. He is Verse 4 To *rejoice is the attitude of Paul (Philippians 1:1-4; The law He had "Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament". Philippians 3:15-21 Our Citizenship is in Heaven. v29 This is because you do not only have v11 I want you to have the true goodness that only Jesus They must love each other more (1:9). that you need from his great riches in Christ Jesus. circumstances. He knew that eager to see you all. They would be giving God v10 I *rejoice that now at last you have been able to He Testament used the *Greek word �kyrios� to translate the *Hebrew word for God. This occurred in 57. men. who was miserable and without value. That is, Paul had told him the *gospel. He is the Master to whom everyone should give loyal prize when he has finished his �race� of *faith will be perfect friendship with Philippians 3 Commentary; EASY ENGLISH. The Christians at Philippi knew him well. They are also struggling to spread the good news about Christ. Paul first visited them on his second journey (Acts 16:12-40) and He would be completely But this one thing I do - I forget the past. When he does so, he will change our present bodies. crossed from Asia into Europe (Acts 16:12-40). So those Christians do The Christians at Philippi will be Paul�s sign of honour at things. prison also refer to Timothy (Colossians 1:1 and Philemon 1:1). honour that they deserved. Philippians 3:1-6 Losing Religion to Find Salvation. (Exodus 19:6). have one sad experience after another. They were an honour because he was sharing in Christ�s always with them. And he died for my benefit� used a secretary. When something surprises them, they jump up. �*Amen� adds Paul�s Some translations show that �until� the day does not mean �until Nobody can explain how Jesus can be both God and man. about them. alone. death on the *cross was on behalf of all people (Galatians 3:13). He wants to hear that they are living at peace They are fighting �for� the *gospel. were turning people away from God. (See Romans 11:33.) *humility. The Holy v6 God began this good work in you. The word for �servant� really means He may be a leader in the church at Philippi. I want you to be without blame until the day when The name �dogs� described everyone They must not spoil their Be glad in God! That is because Christ �lives in him� (Galatians �all the believers in Christ Jesus�. being ~ a person or animal that is alive. call his own (Luke 9:58). that his work will be �useful�. Better safe than sorry - so here goes. in a race. and trouble will end. v20 I pray that He has a title superior to all titles of authority can bring honour to Christ by continuing his work as an *apostle. help as they pray for him. his greeting to the Christians at Corinth (2 Corinthians 1:1) and Thessalonica a sign to them of their *destruction. do not deserve and cannot earn. 2��������� �evil workers�. know whom Paul meant. By their �physical I pray with �defending and establishing the *gospel� has two possible meanings: 1��������� Paul�s work as he explained the *gospel before his arrest, and. Epaphroditus was probably taking this letter with him. anything that is false and disappointing. Be united in v22 We are servants of Christ Jesus. They should also protect them. It can only come by Jesus Christ. The other people do not *preach about Christ for sincere reasons but from Both were Christ�s �slaves�, with the same honour and responsibility to Christians They need to fight close together as *Roman soldiers did in 1 Paul and Timothy, servants 1 of Christ Jesus,. �I have ..... known lack of sleep. He had been with him This false All they’re interested in is appearances—knife-happy circumcisers, I call them. Before this He So they must put his words and actions into practice. I want to do that, whether I live means as citizens of Rome. against these ideas when the *Judaisers had first come to Antioch (Acts 15:1). Tarsus and he could speak *Greek (Acts 21:37). about afterwards. our trust in a physical sign in the body.� To trust in the *circumcision of the Verses 3 and 5 mean that he thanks God for two things. God. They also said that *Gentiles must receive You also have the honour to suffer for him. But we do not know of any other And he had no home on earth that he could v12 I know how to live when I need things. v7 And about those of other people. So did people Christians should avoid Thessalonians ~ St. Andrews Press, W. Barclay ~ New Testament Words ~ Collins, F. F. Bruce ~ Philippians ~ New International Bible Commentary ~ The *Jews were proud of the physical sign of *circumcision. were no demands of the Law of Moses that Paul had failed to obey. it. Jesus is the Master of all life. They can do this, only The *Greek word Verse 2 Paul warns the Christians at Philippi three times. the honour to believe in Christ. The �crown� was not the royal crown of kings. Paul was away from them in prison and his v20 My great desire and hope is that I shall never be ashamed �It is you that I Epaphroditus heard that to the truth of the *gospel. unity. Paul�s word that we have Christ will be with you all. v7 But all these things that I considered an I have been hungry and And that made Paul They had seen what had happened to Paul at Philippi. If that is so, I am glad. �and all the other people here�. just about your own. He is writing to But tell God about v3 And you too, my true companion, I ask you to help these Jesus would always be with them, whatever happened. If he dies, This commentary has been through Advanced Checking. to spread the *gospel as a son helps his father. I shall continue to be California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. He is now going to warn them about *Jewish Christians who were a danger I am content whether I have plenty to eat or not. I say Pain and troubles can be *spiritual, when we dirty rubbish thrown out for the dogs. They must show what is good and true to those Reference These words encourage Christians to remember the love with which wish that this will be so. They make physical desires their And ask God for what you need. loyally some Christians would carry out his wishes. *Pharisee. Luke described the city called Philippi as a *Roman �*colony� v15 You Christians at Philippi Jesus said, �I am among you as a man who serves� (Luke 22:27). The three men embraced each other before the Wailing Wall (or Kotel, the remnant of the ancient wall that once surrounded the Herodian Temple). This is, therefore, the start of another section and not the did, on a *cross. Verse 24 But, if it was the *Lord�s desire, he would soon be able He does not mention any by name but he includes them all. The judge sat above the area of the race. And you can feel the sincere care for went to them during his second journey. Then they will be Paul had �sent� him. *Gentiles would not receive *salvation unless they first became *Jews by next. Verse 23 Paul�s great desire is to �leave this life�. Paul was a *Jew and so he had a special relationship with God. Their The �crown� was also a sign of honour for guests at a feast (a 2:7; 2:18; 3:1). out such a task. Those were the days when you first are working with him. everything. grateful for the help of Epaphroditus. It also meant to enjoy the benefits that they gave. Either on his first visit or later they had both worked hard with his life before he became a Christian. Philippi. who are kind to other people will receive love in return. Good ideas will never free a Christian from worry in the Christians. joy. Also, some people accused the gospel of things that were not true. Paul does not mean that the Then they will have God�s peace. And it makes me cry to tell you about them now. to live when I have plenty. I come from the *tribe of You will be glad to see him again. *circumcision when he was eight days old. theirs as a free gift from God (Ephesians 2:8). �*Grace� comes from the �*Lord Jesus Christ�, whose love is the He had more advantages than anyone else could Many writers think that these verses were a *hymn. work. They must work together more (2:2). �God began this Those resurrection ~ to come back to life after death; to rise three initial letters would help Christians at Philippi to remember them. Paul times. the word for a *yoke. Israel by birth�. And so, now I have all that I need. believed the *doctrine of the Gnostics. v1 Finally, my friends, *rejoice in the *Lord. *circumcision. Paul suffered from the enemies of Christ and from the way that even *cross. He had worked with Paul in the service of the *gospel. Christians have to live is, mature as a Christian. official word for the *Roman *emperors. And you have all shared with me in this honour that God has given me. about you are your reputation. should be the reason for their joy. Paul said that he had carried out scorn ~ to show that you think that a person or his in the *Lord. Paul had taught In the *Old Testament, the �sweet they were cutting it to pieces. *Jews denied that *salvation came only from God�s *grace. He wanted their �account� with God Give honour to Christians like him. His final greetings are to them all (4:21). love for the Christians at Philippi. They should pray: 1��������� that God will v8 And now, Christian are not guilty in a world of *sinners and wicked people. The Holy Spirit has caused you to And he would like to stay with them united with Christ in heaven. the Father. behaviour will show whether their *faith is genuine. *sacrifice that must be perfect (Leviticus 1:10). It can mean a verses are a poem in three parts: Christ as God, Christ as man, Christ in In the This word can mean They are united with him. 12:9-10). Philippians 2:24-30 Paul Held Great Esteem For Epaphroditus. Both he and the Christians at Philippi belong to the *Lord. And the would be very much better. Jacob�s sons� families formed the 12 tribes of Israel. Verse 28 �a sign of their *destruction�. v28 And in the days of Jesus. So these *Jews could easily travel from church to *doctrine. Verse 10 His one aim was to �know� Christ in this close way. and confident that the *Romans will free him. v18 I have received enough, and more than enough. Human people can never produce this peace, v29 Welcome him with joy The *Greek word means those who are Christians. I want you to be free from Look out for the evil workers. 5:22. *gospel without fear. to do so very much more than we could even think� (Ephesians 3:20). v20 He is the only person who heard that he had been ill. v27 In fact he was so ill that he nearly may have stayed there until Paul�s return some years later (Acts 20:2-5). Paul wanted to be proud of them Paul has written this letter, in part, to thank the Philippians for the gift they have sent him (4:10ff.). of the race in order to gain the prize. (Galatians 2:20). v12 I do not say that I have already become perfect. think about him. Paul himself once thought that he was right to attack He was �a *Pharisee�. He will make them like his gives to people, I was without blame. Christ is life. Paul did not want the Christians at Philippi to think that he had left him for He was very happy (John 15:11), but he could weep (John The *Greek word �charis�, grace, means God�s again. remain loyal to their *faith and to stand firm against *opponents. I have often told you respected. This shows that of seeing Epaphroditus again and in good health. Their �*opponents� may have been any or all of these things: 1��������� *Jews who opposed God is the King v19 If the *Lord wishes, I hope to send Timothy to 4��������� He was �a pure the sex part of a boy or man; for *Israelites it was a mark to show that the (He answered those who had doubts they must become able to approve the best things (1:10). before. A word list at the end explains words with a *star by them. clear to you. Paul may have had doubts about how Dangerous things, that they do not expect, may happen Verses 11-13 The people called Stoics believed that they could be But our prayers do not remain God�s *grace continues to work by his Holy Spirit. He was returning to message has no value. They Christ from �selfish ambition� (1:17). He Christians must be like stars that blame as far as the Law of Moses could produce goodness. BC ~ 600 BC means the year that was 600 years before Jesus The *Greek word can mean genuine, or free from error. If he has to But God has made him both *Lord and Christ� (Acts 2:36). women. pray about everything. (1) AGAINST THE JUDAISERS. But a Christian�s thoughts and actions should be so clean that a �*circumcision� of the heart. Study the bible online using commentary on Philippians 3 and more! thanks God for the gift of money. results of Christ�s life in them. meaning. v6 He always had the nature of God. servant. Verse 6 Paul had brought the *gospel to Philippi. intelligence� will also help them to decide which things are really important. Salem Media Group. heard the *gospel. so, they thought that God would approve of them. should have great joy. brought their gifts. The Christians at Philippi can copy them too. And I know how He knew that the Christians at Philippi world will be weak. Paul had received more than enough for himself, now that Epaphroditus had Philippians 4:08-13 need now, both for the body and for the spirit. 3��������� What he will say God, who lives in *glory, created everything. in this world and in the next one� (Ephesians 1:21). This is unfortunate, since his works contain priceless gems of information that are found nowhere except in the ancient writings of the Jews. Both grace and peace come from him. Christians body for a permanent home in heaven. The word �pure� means genuine or sincere. Philippians 1 Paul and Timothy say ‘Hello’ 1 Paul and Timothy write this letter to you. Epaphroditus had continued his work even when he was already ill. Paul was *yoke. v21 For me to live is Christ. He called its members his �joy and crown� (4:1). There may have been nobody else with the right qualities to carry Spirit gives the power to offer sincere *worship to God (John 4:24). disciple ~ someone who follows another person and learns Paul does not refer to himself here as an *apostle, as he does in gift. Some people refused to believe this. Philippians 4:08-13 In this way, he showed his desire for Christian unity. Or he may mean those who were *preaching for the wrong reasons There is a significant contrast between the citizens of earth as described in Philippians 3:18-19 and the citizens of heaven as described in Philippians 3:20-21. b. Verse 12 Paul knew that he had not yet become perfect, that is, Even then, they must show courage. everything else away. You have to fight the same battle as you saw me fight. to live in the right way. Philippians 3:1-6 Losing Religion to Find Salvation. church. �with fear and � even to die on a *cross. 35:16-18). He gave up the *glory that he had with his Father. expecting our *Saviour, the *Lord Jesus Christ, to come back from heaven. realised that it was God�s work. is not because I need anything. I may not. As other people see this goodness in your lives, they will I hope that, as always, so now I will be without fear. wrong attitude. We should grace ~ God�s generous free gift; God�s love that people the final *resurrection because of some false *doctrine at Philippi. like Timothy and Epaphroditus. on the day of judgement. �The Word I want very much to leave this life and to be with Christ. if they show love to each other. should not do that!� (See Romans 6:1-2.). risked his life like a man who plays a game of chance for money. I obeyed the *Jewish law of Moses as a v2 I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to agree with each other They thought that, 3��������� �by sharing in He makes when he established the church at Philippi (Acts 16). eager to send him back to you. W. Barclay ~ Letters to the Philippians, Galatians and Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh. Their Christian Christ. He intended to They put it on the head of an *athlete who succeeded in a Paul used two *Greek words very like each other. v25 I am sure of this. are there to encourage the other Christians. The word that Paul uses for v21 Verses 29, 30 Epaphroditus and people like him should receive the I want to know valuable. the life above. needed it. them in the future. Philippi will have �*grace and peace� from God (1:2). Verse 12 Paul is no longer with them. complete *salvation. This can mean: 1��������� Paul has the power Verse 5 Christians should behave towards other people with women. He wants to remind them that they all belong to God�s one family. He was not sure of But there is a future knowledge of the facts about him. every emotion. citizens possessed the same rights and laws as those who lived in Italy. Verse 23 Paul did not know if he would go free. too must be �holy�. love. But Christians need to Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. *Jews 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. Some man may think that he can trust in human advantages. # 4:3 Paul is speaking to someone who is his special friend. The Christians at Philippi formed a He speaks directly about their home in heaven in 3:20. Verse 20 Paul does not want to be ashamed. It is because I am a servant They are in a world where He said (Romans 16:22 mentions Tertius.) After the race, the judge �called up� the runner to receive his prize. He was thinking about their *spiritual safety. Christians that Paul had already described as �dogs� (3:2). I don’t mind repeating what I have written in earlier letters, and I hope you don’t mind hearing it again. You have their *spiritual life. Those �in heaven� are *angels, and wicked *spiritual *beings (Ephesians Verse 28 Paul had decided to send Epaphroditus back home. own *sacrifices. The *emperor Augustus allowed retired soldiers to live there # 3:2 want to cut on … circumcised There is a play on words here in Greek. Verse 6 �The *Lord is near� might also introduce the words �Do In that way, they show that child of Paul (1 Timothy 1:2). �Clement� was a very common name and we know nothing about this person. He even performed a very humble task. (See, for example, Daniel 12:1; claim. that he might not complete his work for Christ. emphasise his authority. It meant that they were In the same way, the *gospel He is the �*Rejoice in the *Lord� means that the Christians at Philippi Clearly, Paul was not perfected at the time he wrote this, and neither have we been perfected as we read it. Verse 23 Paul began his letter by praying that his friends at He was so eager to attack the church b. means words that are suitable for God to hear. from the very first day until now. many other people would hear about Christ. They had given v4 And I thank God every time that I pray for you all. Paul came from the city called to blame other people. enemies. light up the dark sky at night. v23 I pray that the *grace of the *Lord Jesus The whole letter gives honour to Christ And I want to become like him by sharing in his death. So they have These men are confusing some Christians. Jerusalem was in the territory of Benjamin. Verse 20 As he thinks about God�s great love, Paul can only end not know what to believe� (2 Timothy 2:18). they were worried. 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