Philippians 3:1-11

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.)

Today, in Philippians 3:1-11 Paul turns to another threat that is facing the Philippians. This one, however, isn’t internal, but external.

Clement – After Paul’s commendation of Timothy and Epaphroditus the tone changed. Epaphroditus, who was reading the letter aloud for us, made it clear in his delivery that this was a deadly serious issue. While we were to warmly embrace and emulate people like Timothy and Epaphroditus there were some people we shouldn’t welcome.

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Philippians 3:12-21

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.)

Paul adds his own example to those of Jesus, Timothy, and Epaphroditus as one that the Philippians should follow. In today’s section the apostle urges the Philippians onward and upward in their discipleship.

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