From Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus. To all of God's holy people in Christ Jesus who live in Philippi, including your elders and deacons:
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
I thank my God every time I remember you,
always praying with joy for all of you.
I thank God for the help you gave me while I preached the Good News -- help you gave from the first day you believed until now.
God began doing a good work in you, and I am sure he will continue it until it is finished when Jesus Christ comes again.