THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE EPHESIANS
CHRISTIAN DEBATE BIBLE QUEST
BIBLICAL DEBATE IN THE BIBLE
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THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE PHILIPPIANS
CHRISTIAN DEBATE BIBLE TRUTH
BIBLICAL DEBATE IN THE BIBLE EXPLAINED
Great to have you here again at Daily Bread and this time we'll be finishing
up our study of Paul's letter to the Philippians. Paul starts the conclusion
of his letter by telling the Philippians how close they are to his heart.
friends dearly beloved and longed for (missed), my joy and my crown, stand
firm in the Lord. I ask that Eudoias and Syntche be of the same mind in the
From that last
sentence, we can assume that these two people had a disagreement that was
serious enough for Paul to find out about it all the way in Rome. It only
takes two people in a church, being at odds with one another, with the doctrine
or with others, to interfere
with the progress of the whole congregation and their service to the Lord.
Of course there will always be small disagreements about things, but if they
get in the way of the common goal, that's a different story.
CHRISTIAN DEBATE BIBLE FACTS
BIBLICAL DEBATE IN THE BIBLE AND YOU
Be aware of
whether you're ever hindering the church from moving forward because of
something that you're not like-minded about and fix it fast. That's a good
thing to remember in any situation.
And I ask you
also, true helper, help those women who worked with me in the Gospel, with
Clement also, and other fellow workers of mine whose names are in the Book
Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, Rejoice.
Let your moderation (gentleness) be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.
Now, there's a
challenge for us. Let our gentleness be known to all? But what about our
toughness? What about our independence? What about our physical and
emotional strength? These things are sometimes necessities, but don't let
them overshadow your meekness. Think of Jesus. He wasn't demanding,
abrasive, adamant, insistent, loud or controlling in any way. He was meek.
Show your Jesus side.
CHRISTIAN DEBATE BIBLE LESSON
BIBLICAL DEBATE IN THE BIBLE CONCERNS
Be anxious for
nothing, but in every thing by prayer and supplication with
thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God, and the peace of God, which
is beyond understanding, will preserve your hearts and minds through Christ
Do you ever pray
with thanksgiving? Thank means do you thank God in advance for the
things you ask Him for? When you do this, you're showing the strength of
your faith and your lack of doubt (James
1:5-7). (Make sure) you're not being presumptuous by doing this, you're
showing praise. Here's an example:
In the name of Jesus,
At one with the Holy Spirit,
If it be according to your will,
Make your request here
I believe that with you, all things are possible.
Thank you for answering my prayer.
Glory and praise to you, my Almighty Father.
I love you.
Now, back to Paul:
CHRISTIAN DEBATE BIBLE STUDY
BIBLICAL DEBATE IN THE BIBLE WARNING
friends, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest (noble),
whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are
lovely, whatever things are of good report (with good reputation), if there
be any praise (honor) think (meditate) on these things. Do the things that
you have learned, received, heard, and seen in me, and the God of peace
shall be with you.
I rejoiced in the
Lord that lately your care of me has flourished again. I know you were
anxious to help me, but had no opportunity. (When Paul was in Corinth, the
Philippians helped Paul by providing some things that he needed. If Paul
didn't have to work for his necessities, it gave him more time to dedicate
to spreading the Gospel,
I'm not talking
about want, because I've learned that no matter what I have, to be content (1
Timothy 6:6 Godliness with content is great gain). I know how to be made
low (I know how to humble myself), and I know how to be prosperous. Everywhere and in all things I am
instructed to be both full and hungry, to be prosperous and to suffer need.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
This reminds me of
something. How many times has there been something you wanted (not needed,
just wanted) so badly, you just HAD to have it. Then once you got it, two
weeks later it meant nothing to you. Imagine how much of the time and money
you spent on those things could have been used to better serve God. And we
do it repeatedly! Now let's get back to Paul's letter.
CHRISTIAN DEBATE BIBLE DISCUSSION
BIBLICAL DEBATE IN THE BIBLE BLESSING
have done well that you helped in my troubles. Now you Philippians also know
that in the beginning of the Gospel, when I left Macedonia, no other church
worked with me concerning giving and receiving, but only you. Even when I
was in Thessalonica, you sent things now and again for my needs.
seeking a gift, but I desire fruit that may be added to your account (Treasures in
Heaven). I have all I need and am full. Epaphroditus gave me the things that
you sent, an odor of sweet smell (probably incense), a good gift, well
pleasing to God. But my God shall supply all your need according to His
riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
This is an
interesting thing that Paul is saying. Pay close attention here because this
may help you to understand something that you may have experienced. Paul
just said (in so many words), You've given me a gift and it made God happy.
I'm not going to return the favor, but GOD will supply all your needs
according to His riches.
CHRISTIAN DEBATE BIBLE HOPE
BIBLICAL DEBATE IN THE BIBLE GIFT
Have you ever received a gift from someone and felt
like it was so thoughtful or so expensive or so much that you couldn't
possibly accept it or ever give them anything in return that would compare?
You get this feeling in the pit of your stomach that you'll be obligated
forever to that person. You're almost ashamed.
Perhaps that wasn't their
intent, and they don't expect anything in return, they were just being
generous out of the kindness of their heart. Okay now, put that thought away
and ask yourself, has there ever been a time when you helped someone (not
the same person we were just talking about a second ago), and you knew that
the depth of their gratitude could never be expressed or paid back to you?
Well, you really didn't expect them to pay you back, you did it out of
genuine love in your heart. Alright, now, from God's perspective, do you
think things are even? You may not ever in a million years be able to pay
someone back for something they've done for you or given you, just as there
are those who cannot pay you back, but it all balances out because somewhere
down the line, or in the past, in the eyes of the Lord, you will do something,
or have done something of equal
CHRISTIAN DEBATE BIBLE TIPS
BIBLICAL DEBATE IN THE BIBLE HELP
It may not be money for money, or time for time or gift for gift, but
God makes sure that we all get what we need, and we also get the opportunities, not
always to pay it back to the same person who gave to us, but to
pay it forward to another
of His children in need.
So, to repeat the wisdom that Paul wrote to the Philippians:
May God shall supply all your
needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Now unto God and
our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Greet every saint
in Christ Jesus. The brethren that are with me greet you. All the saints
greet you, especially those from Caesar's
household (Remember that Paul is writing from prison in Rome). The Grace of
our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
CHRISTIAN DEBATE BIBLE CONCLUSION
BIBLICAL DEBATE IN THE BIBLE SUMMARY
studying along and congratulations on completing another book of the New
Testament. Join us again next time as we begin our study of The Epistle of
Paul the Apostle to the Colossians, right here at Daily Bread. God Bless.
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