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
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