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Php Intro

NOTES ON ST PAUL'S EPISTLE TO THE PHILIPPIANS

NOTES ON ST PAUL'S EPISTLE TO THE PHILIPPIANS

PHILIPPI was so called from Philip, king of Macedonia, who muchChapter Overview:

enlarged and beautified it. Afterwards it became a Roman colony, and the chief city of that part of Macedonia. Hither St. Paul was sent by a vision to preach and here, not long after his coming, he was shamefully entreated. Nevertheless many were converted by him, during the short time of his abode there; by whose liberality he was more assisted than by any other church of his planting. And they had now sent large assistance to him by Epaphroditus; by whom he returns them this epistle.
I. The inscription,......................................... C.i. 1,2 II. Thanksgiving and prayers for them,............................ 3-11 III.He relates his present state and good hope:.................. 12-24   Whence he exhorts them,  1. While he remains with them to walk worthy of the    gospel,.................................................... 25-30                              C. ii.  1-16  2. Though he should be killed, to rejoice with him,........... 17,18  And promises,  1. To certify them of all things by Timotheus,................ 19-24  2. In the mean time to send Epaphroditus,..................... 25-30IV. He exhorts them to rejoice,........................... C. iii. 1-3    admonishing them to beware of false teachers, and     to imitate the true,...................................... 2-21    commending concord,................................. C. iv.  1-3    He again exhorts them to joy and meekness.................... 4-7    and to whatsoever things are excellent,...................... 8-9V. He accepts of their liberality,.............................. 10-20 VI. The conclusion,.............................................. 21-23