Can I Be Thankful for Church?
What are the things you are thankful for in your church? From Philippians 1:3-8 this article explains three things you can be thankful for.
How to Be Thankful for Your Messed-Up Church
Is thanksgiving for your church part of your prayer? Philippians 1:3-4 gives three things you can be thankful to God for your church, even when it is in a mess.
Finding Contentment in Affliction The Mystery of Contentment Series: Part 6
Three Traps of the Undiscerning Heart
If discernment is knowledge filtered, then it is highly needed in a time where there is so much information available. Discernment is what every Christian is called to practice, according to Philippians 1:9. This article discusses three pitfalls Christian fall into when they do not practice discernment.
Suffering for Christ: A Gift of Divine Grace
This article shows from passages like Philippians 1:29 how suffering for Christ is a gift of God's grace, established and used by him.
Very Much Better
This article considers three reasons why the believer can look upon the prospect of death with joy and anticipation, as Paul did in Philippians 1:23: it will be the end of limited knowledge, the end of sin, and bring more of Christ to the believer.
Fallacies in the Annihilationism Debate: A Critique of Robert Peterson and Other Traditionalist Scholarship
This article presents a critique of Robert Peterson who defends the traditional interpretation of eternal torment against the challenge posed by annihilationism. The author critically examines key features of Peterson’s case and suggest that it has some major shortcomings and is ultimately unsuccessful. Annihilationists admit that the Bible teaches eternal punishment. They differ with the more traditional view of what this punishment entails.
Death Is a Departure
What is it that led the apostle Paul to believe there was life after death? This article discusses how for Paul, in Philippians 1:23, death is to be with Christ.
Partnership in the Gospel: The Role of Women in the Church at Philippi
This article considers the role of women in the church and in particular the church in Philippi. Women played prominent roles in the development of this congregation that the apostle Paul commended for their partnership in the gospel (Philippians 1:5). The author seeks to explore the question of the nature of women’s “partnership in the gospel," by probing the narrative of Acts 16:12-40.
The "with Christ" Motif in Paul's Thought
In this article Harvey makes a distinction between the "with Christ" and "in Christ" motifs as used by the apostle Paul. In studies when the "with Christ" concept is addressed, it is frequently associated with Paul's eschatology. This essay wants to examine the available data and reach some conclusions about how Paul uses the phrase.
Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon – Paul's Prayer (Philippians 1:9-11)
In this chapter Hughes comments on Philippians 1:9-11. The main focus of these verses is Paul’s prayer for the believers in Philippi. Paul informs his readers how and what he prayed for them.
Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon – Paul's Joyful Affection (Philippians 1:7, 8)
In this chapter Hughes comments on Philippians 1:7-8. The main focus of these verses is the affection Paul expresses, which flows from the fellowship between him and the believers in Philippi.
Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon – Paul's Joyous Thanksgiving (Philippians 1:3-6)
In this chapter Hughes comments on Philippians 1:3-6. The main focus of these verses is the fellowship between Paul and the believers in Philippi, for which he thanks the Lord.
Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon – A Particular Joy (Philippians 1:1, 2)
In this chapter Hughes comments on Philippians 1:1-2. The main focus of this chapter is the fellowship between Paul and the believers in Philippi.
Fulfilling the Gospel: The Scope of the Pauline Mission
How did the apostle Paul view the scope of his ministry and mission? Bowers reviews the data available on what Paul considered within the range of his missionary calling.
The Deacons’ Relationship to the Consistory (1): The Confessional and Scriptural Indication of Such a Relationship
Looking at the Belgic Confession Article 30, Scripture (Philippians 1:1, 1 Timothy 3:8-13) and church history, the author of this article maintains that elders and deacons are called to work together.
The Primacy of Love in the Christian Life
Philippians 1:6: The Elements of Joy - Anticipation
Philippians 1:27-30 - "A Word of Encouragement"
This is a Bible Study on Philippians 1:27-30.
Philippians 1:12-26 - "Now, a Word about Myself ..."
This is a Bible Study on Philippians 1:12-26.
Philippians 1:1-11 - "Greetings"
This is a Bible Study on Philippians 1:1-11.
Philippians 1:6 – Confidence in God's Complete Work
Philippians 1:21 - For Me to Live is Christ
A Sign: United and Fearless with the Gift of Suffering
Suffering in the service of Christ is a gift of God. It is part of our Christian calling. (Philippians 1:27-30)