"#Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing. Brethren, be ye followers together of me and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an example. Phil. 3:16,17
Paul is in the example state,…"
"#I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us, therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded and if, in anything ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal this unto you. Phil. 3:14,15
Paul's goal was to…"
"#Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect, but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Phil. 3:12
Paul is concerned that he addresses perfection in the life of the believ…"
"#That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto His death; if by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. Phil 3:10,11
Paul is desiring to know Christ in t…"
"#And be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith. Phil. 3:9
Paul is looking at the righteousness that comes by faith in the Lord Jes…"
"#Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more: Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of Hebrews; as touching th…"
"#For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit and rejoice in Christ Jesus and have no confidence in the flesh. Phil. 3:3
For Paul is identifying with the Jews who worship God in the spirit, rejoices in Jesus Christ and have no trust…"
"#Finally my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe. Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision. Phil. 3:1,2
Paul is warning the believers to beware of…"
"#Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life to supply your lack of service toward me. Phil. 2:30
Paul is thankful for ALL the suffering that has come because of the cause of Christ. "
"#Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and companion in labor and fellow soldier but your message and he that ministered to my wants. Phil. 2:25
Paul had another faithful brother, Epaphroditus, who was ministering to th…"
"#But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort when I know your state. Phil. 2:19
Paul has no one as loyal as Timotheus to send to the Philippians so that he can be comforted knowing that they a…"
"#Yea and if I am offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy and rejoice with you all. For the same cause also do ye joy and rejoice with me. Phil. 2:17,18
Paul rejoices to be offered upon the service and sacrifice of the saints. Wha…"
"#That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have n…"
"#Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. Phil. 2:12
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good plea…"
"#Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus, every knee should bow, of things in heaven and things on earth and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess t…"