Philippians 2:2-8

We’re currently in a series by guest writer Marc Rader, in the book of Philippians. It’s written as a dialogue between Paul and Clement (an imaginary member of the Philippian church.)

Yesterday we ended with Paul asking a favour of his friends in Philippians. Or, perhaps more specifically, couching an ethical command as a favour! Paul’s deep friendship with the Philippians means that he doesn’t feel the need to use his apostolic authority, but this shouldn’t cause us to overlook just how important this issue was to Paul! Let’s read Clement’s response to this “request”.

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Philippians 2:9-11

We’re currently in a series by guest writer Marc Rader, in the book of Philippians. It’s written as a dialogue between Paul and Clement (an imaginary member of the Philippian church.)

In today’s section Paul continues his reflection on Jesus’ willingness to set aside his rights and privileges for the good of others focusing on his death on a cross. As I did yesterday, I have included the text of Philippians 2:5-11 in the notes. The text is from The Message.

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Philippians 2:16-30

We’re currently in a series by guest writer Marc Rader, in the book of Philippians. It’s written as a dialogue between Paul and Clement (an imaginary member of the Philippian church.)

As we continue through Paul’s letter of friendship to the Philippians we come across another example of the sort of selfless attitude that Paul is advocating. This time it is the example of Epaphroditus and Timothy; two men well known to the community of believers in Philippi. They both exhibit the sort of attitude Paul desires them to have to each other.

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