Philippians 1:27-30

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Jesus is Lord. Paul urges his friends to live as citizens of God’s kingdom. Having set his circumstance as a paradigm to be emulated by the Philippian church, Paul transitions his letter towards exhortation. He urges the church to stand … Read More

Philippians 18b-26

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“Even though he throws himself with abandon into life in the present, the entire orientation of his life is towards the (absolutely certain) future. Indeed, it is this orientation that explains his singularly focused life in the present (‘for me … Read More

Philippians 1:15-18a

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Paul shows tremendous grace towards fellow Christians who express ill-will towards him. His graciousness is commendable, but we must not misunderstand why he chooses this posture. It is not because he believes that their behaviour is acceptable. In no way … Read More

Philippians 1:12-14

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Paul’s sees his circumstances—his imprisonment—as a catalyst for gospel advancement. Both inside and outside the church the gospel is bolstered as Paul’s commitment to Jesus is tested and found robust and vital. Surely the Empire had desired to silence Paul’s … Read More

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