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Transparent Paul

April 21, 2008 Leave a comment

Philippians feels incredibly personal. Paul shares openly from the deepest places in his heart.

1) Who cares about the motivation of people who teach about Christ? 1:15, 18

2) Who cares if I live or die? 1:21-26

3) Who cares if I’m a righteous Jew? 3:7-9

4) Who cares if I’m in need? 4:12-13

Paul states clearly that Jesus will take care of him, and by implication each of his followers as well.

Do you follow Jesus, dear Reader?

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From Prison, With Love

April 21, 2008 Leave a comment

One of the most important background details relating to Philippians is Paul’s imprisonment.

In 1:12-14, (cf. Acts 28:11-31), we learn that Paul is writing to the church at Philippi while under house arrest.

This is significant context as we continue our study of this prison epistle (see Gene Taylor’s excellent study guide, pp. 20-28).

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