Philippians 3:1 -- Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you.

Philippians 1 Commentary of the Bible

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In Christ  ( Philippians 1:1-2 )  Daily Devotion

Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, to all God's holy people in Christ Jesus at Philippi... (Phil 1:1a)

The ancient practice of correspondence had one very distinct advantage over our modern method. They signed their name at the beginning of the letter. Have you ever received a letter, perhaps two or three pages long, and had to flip through the pages to see the name at the end before you knew who the letter was from? The ancients were much more efficient, putting their name at the beginning.

Partners!  ( Philippians 1:1-11 )  Sunday Message

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We want to begin our studies in the book of Philippians today and through the summer continue in what I consider the most delightful epistle of the New Testament. There is a wonderful note of joy and thanksgiving that runs through this entire epistle, and yet as you know this is one of the so-called "prison epistles" written while Paul was a prisoner. It was written to the saints at Philippi. If you have an atlas you will find it was a Roman colony situated up in the area anciently called Macedonia. It was the first place Paul preached the gospel in Europe.

Where is Your Confidence?  ( Philippians 1:3-6 )  Daily Devotion

...being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Phil 1:6)

Love With Knowledge  ( Philippians 1:7-11 )  Daily Devotion

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight... (Phil 1:9)

Advance Through Defeat  ( Philippians 1:12-26 )  Sunday Message

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"I want you to know, brethren, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole praetorian guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ; and most of the brethren have been made confident in the Lord because of my imprisonment, and are much more bold to speak the word of God without fear."

Adversity Means Advance  ( Philippians 1:12-15 )  Daily Devotion

Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel. (Phil 1:12)

Rejoicing in Our Rivals  ( Philippians 1:15-18 )  Daily Devotion

But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. (Phil 1:18)

To Live or Die?  ( Philippians 1:19-26 )  Daily Devotion

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! (Phil 1:21-22)

The Practice of Unity  ( Philippians 1:27-2:4 )  Sunday Message

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Now we come to the main purpose for which this letter to the Philippians was written. It concerns the unity of the church there at Philippi. Someone suggests that the key to this letter is really found in the fourth chapter. You find the key at the back door rather than the front door. It is found in the mention of two women who are odds with one another and threatening the unity and peace of the church. The strife was evidently growing so strong as to threaten the development of the church.

Citizens of Heaven  ( Philippians 1:27 )  Daily Devotion

Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. (Phil 1:27a)

The Privilege of Suffering  ( Philippians 1:28-30 )  Daily Devotion

For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him... (Phil 1:29)