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Readings from Philippians

Read the following from Philippians. Watch for the theme of "joy" as you read. Philippians is a prison epistle. It is not certain at what imprisonment Paul wrote this.

1:19-26  Paul's choice to live or die
     v. 21--for me to live is Christ

2:1-13  the example of Christ
     vv. 6-7--Christ in the form of God emptied himself
     vv. 12-13--work out your salvation; God is at work

3:1-21  the example of Paul
     v. 7--counted gain as loss
     v. 9--no righteousness of my own
     v. 10--share Christ's sufferings
     v. 12--I press on
     v. 20--our commonwealth is in heaven
     v. 21--change our lowly body to be like his glorious body

4:1-20  concluding exhortations
     v. 6--don't worry but pray
     v. 7--the peace of God which passes all understanding
     v. 8--things to think on
     v. 11--learned to be content
     v. 13--I can do all things in him who strengthens me

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