because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now,
Cross ReferencesActs 2:42
They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
From there, we went to the Roman colony of Philippi, the leading city of that district of Macedonia. And we stayed there several days.
It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart. For in my chains and in my defense and confirmation of the gospel, you are all partners in grace with me.
Now I want you to know, brothers, that my circumstances have actually served to advance the gospel.
The latter do so in love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel.
Nevertheless, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in one spirit, contending side by side for the faith of the gospel,
Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence, but now even more in my absence, continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling.
But you know Timothy's proven worth, that as a child with his father he has served with me to advance the gospel.
Yes, and I ask you, my true yokefellow, to help these women who have labored with me for the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.
And as you Philippians know, in the early days of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church but you partnered with me in the matter of giving and receiving.
Chapter Outline1. Paul testifies his thankfulness to God, and his love toward the Philippians,
9. daily praying for their increase in grace;
12. he shows what good the faith of Christ had received by his troubles at Rome;
21. and how ready he is to glorify Christ either by his life or death;
27. exhorting them to unity;
28. and to fortitude in persecution.
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1 Corinthians 1:9
2 Corinthians 8:1
2 Peter 1:1
1 John 1:3, 7
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