Now that the basic matters are in hand--reporting on his own situation, appealing to the Philippians to get theirs in better order, and informing them as to what's next--Paul returns once more to their "affairs... View the entire commentary
At Issue: The Circumcision of Gentiles
What would you do if a longtime member--and leader--of your community, who over many years had faithfully resisted the attractions of "rules" as a way of identifying God's people, had finally begun to play the devil's advocate for such a view--and was apparently being persuaded by it in the process? And to top it all off she and another leader are carrying on open disputes about the issue in the context of the community... View the entire commentary
The Example of Paul
Despite the subjective element, there is nothing like telling one's own story to silence what are merely arguments on the other side... View the entire commentary
Application and Final Appeal
Although Paul's focus is altogether on the heavenly prize, his running shoes make regular contact with terra firma... View the entire commentary
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial.
Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. The next step is to enter your payment information. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. You can cancel anytime during the trial period.
Click the button below to continue.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your subscription.
You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate of $3.99/month, click the button below.
Now that you've created a Bible Gateway account, upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus: the ultimate online Bible reading & study experience! Bible Gateway Plus equips you to answer the toughest questions about faith, God, and the Bible with access to a vast digital Bible study library. And it's all integrated seamlessly into your Bible Gateway experience. Try it free for 30 days!