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Knowing Jesus means knowing the power of his resurrection and knowing the fellowship of his sufferings.
Philippians 3:10
A model for prayer
Ephesians 3:14-19
Remember the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ
Jude 17-21
Those who conquer will eat of the tree of life.
Revelation 2:1-7
Pray and Walk to make known the mystery of Christ
Colossians 4:2-6
Rejoice always, be gentle with everyone, pray your anxieties, and practice what you have learned.
Philippians 4:4-9
Build yourselves up in the holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit
Jude 17-21
Stand firm with the mind of Christ
Philippians 4:1–3
God has not completed your salvation, so press on.
Philippians 3:12-21
Don't put confidence in the flesh. Instead, boast in Jesus by considering everything as rubbish compared to Jesus.
Philippians 3:1-11
You will gain honor by sacrificing yourself for the work of Christ.
Philippians 2:25-30
Timothy seeks the interests of others because he is a faithful servant of Christ for the sake of the gospel.
Philippians 2:20
Those who do all things without grumbling or disputing will shine and rejoice.
Philippians 2:12-18
Seek to have the mindset of Christ in order to work out your salvation.
Philippians 2:1-13
Behave as citizens worthy of the gospel of Christ.
Philippians 1:12-30
Deep assurance that God will save leads to deep prayer for God to save.
I am confident that God will save, so I pray that he will.
Sin will lead to being salted with fire but salt will lead to peace
Mark 9:42-50
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I can be content in all circumstances
Philippians 4:10-23
Only God is strong enough to create contentment in all circumstances.
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Published December 21st, 2016
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I can be content in all circumstances through God who strengthens me and so can you. to him be glory forever and ever.
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Philippians 4:10-20
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I rejoiced in the Lord greatly
Ἐχάρην δὲ ἐν κυρίῳ μεγάλως
that now at length z you have revived your concern for me.
ὅτι ἤδη ποτὲ ἀνεθάλετε τὸ ὑπὲρ ἐμοῦ φρονεῖν,
You were indeed concerned for me,
ἐφʼ ᾧ καὶ ἐφρονεῖτε,
but you had no opportunity.
ἠκαιρεῖσθε δέ.
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Not that I am speaking of being in need,
οὐχ ὅτι καθʼ ὑστέρησιν λέγω,
for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be a content.
ἐγὼ γὰρ ἔμαθον ἐν οἷς εἰμι αὐτάρκης εἶναι.
I know how to be brought low,
οἶδα καὶ ταπεινοῦσθαι,
and I know how to abound.
οἶδα καὶ περισσεύειν•
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In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and b hunger, abundance and c need.
ἐν παντὶ καὶ ἐν πᾶσιν μεμύημαι, καὶ χορτάζεσθαι καὶ πεινᾶν καὶ περισσεύειν καὶ ὑστερεῖσθαι•
I can do all things d through him who strengthens me.
πάντα ἰσχύω ἐν τῷ ἐνδυναμοῦντί με .
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Yet it was kind of you e to share 1 my trouble.
πλὴν καλῶς ἐποιήσατε συγκοινωνήσαντές μου τῇ θλίψει.
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And you Philippians yourselves know
οἴδατε δὲ καὶ ὑμεῖς, Φιλιππήσιοι,
that f in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, g no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving,
ὅτι ἐν ἀρχῇ τοῦ εὐαγγελίου, ὅτε ἐξῆλθον ἀπὸ Μακεδονίας, οὐδεμία μοι ἐκκλησία ἐκοινώνησεν εἰς λόγον δόσεως καὶ λήμψεως
except you only.
εἰ μὴ ὑμεῖς μόνοι,
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Even in Thessalonica you sent me help for my needs once and again.
ὅτι καὶ ἐν Θεσσαλονίκῃ καὶ ἅπαξ καὶ δὶς εἰς τὴν χρείαν μοι ἐπέμψατε.
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h Not that I seek the gift,
οὐχ ὅτι ἐπιζητῶ τὸ δόμα,
but I seek i the fruit that increases to your credit. 1
ἀλλʼ ἐπιζητῶ τὸν καρπὸν τὸν πλεονάζοντα εἰς λόγον ὑμῶν.
I have received full payment, and more. I am well supplied,
ἀπέχω δὲ πάντα καὶ περισσεύω• πεπλήρωμαι
j having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, k a fragrant offering, l a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God.
δεξάμενος παρὰ Ἐπαφροδίτου τὰ παρʼ ὑμῶν, ὀσμὴν εὐωδίας, θυσίαν δεκτήν, εὐάρεστον τῷ θεῷ.
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And my God m will supply every need of yours n according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
ὁ δὲ θεός μου πληρώσει πᾶσαν χρείαν ὑμῶν κατὰ τὸ πλοῦτος αὐτοῦ ἐν δόξῃ ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ.
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To o our God and Father be p glory forever and ever. Amen.
τῷ δὲ θεῷ καὶ πατρὶ ἡμῶν ἡ δόξα εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων, ἀμήν.
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Paul praises the Philippians for their faithful partnership with him in the gospel and he assures them of God's faithfulness to supply every need of theirs according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. If God strengthens Paul to be content in every circumstance then why does he need the gift from the Philippian church? Paul says that it's not the gift he seeks but the fruit that increases to their credit. Even here, at the end of the letter, Paul is modeling the self-sacrificing mind of Christ in 2:5-11. Paul ends this passage in the only way appropriate for such a message: He gives glory to God.
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