Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labor, and fellow soldier, but your messenger…
I. HIS CHRISTIAN STATUS — a brother, etc.
II. HIS SICKNESS.
1. Incurred in the service of Christ.
2. A source of solicitude to the apostle and the Church.
III. HIS RECOVERY through Divine mercy.
IV. HIS RETURN to Philippi.
(J. Lyth, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.