Philippians 1

Chapter 1

1:1  Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:

which are at

Churches (local), Summary: A local church is an assembly of professed believers on the Lord Jesus Christ, living for the most part in one locality, who assemble themselves together in His name for the breaking of bread, worship, praise, prayer, testimony, the ministry of the word, discipline, and the furtherance of the Gospel, Hebrews 10:25 ; Acts 20:7 ; 1 Corinthians 14:26 ; 1 Corinthians 5:4 1 Corinthians 5:5 ; Philippians 4:14-18 ; 1 Thessalonians 1:8 ; Acts 13:1-4 . Such a church exists where two or three are thus gathered Matthew 18:20 . Every such local church has Christ in the midst, is a temple of God, and indwelt by the Holy Spirit 1 Corinthians 3:16 1 Corinthians 3:17 . When perfected in organization a local church consists of "saints, with the bishops elders and deacons."

1:6  Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

day of

(See Scofield "1 Corinthians 1:8") .

1:11  Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.


(See Scofield "1 John 3:7") .

1:13  So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other places;

the palace

Or, Caesar's court. Philippians 4:22 .

1:19  For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,

this shall turn Job 13:16 .

salvation (See Scofield "Romans 1:16") .

1:28  And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.


See note, (See Scofield "Romans 1:16") .