I thank my God every time I remember you.
In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy
because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now,
being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me.
God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight.
so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.
filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.
Philippians 1:3-11 NIV
Summary of Philippians
Philippians is the fiftieth book of the Holy Bible. The 11th out of 27 New Testament Books. The 6th of the Pauline Letters or Epistles. Apostle Paul is the author of the book of Philippians. At the beginning Paul describes his imprisonment and isolation in Rome. Under house arrest, he writes the letter to the Philippians and his three other epistles.
He elaborates on how he believes he will be delivered by God. He encourages the people and church of Philippi to reflect on Christianity and the teachings and wisdom of the gospel.
Chapter one introduces the major themes of Paul’s letter. A large portion of the passage is given to thanksgiving of the Philippi Church for their loyal support of him. Paul also encourages them with a reminder that good or bad, anything a Christian experience can be used for the glory of God. This is a good way to set the premise for the rest of his letter where he will continue to stress the importance of living out the Christian life. Paul emphasized by saying to start with having a proper attitude and approach
Paul's discussion with the Philippians is to live a good Christian life. In his letter to the Church of Philippi, he highlights themes such as joy and glory. Paul also put great emphasis on how a Christian’s thinking and their attitude affects the way they live out their faith. He is very thankful for the support of the Philippi Church, but he is also concerned about the influence of various false teachers.
Finally, he tells them that his delivering Timothy along with his hopes and wishes of peace and enjoyment of God’s blessings.
Let us start the weekend with positive thinking and positive attitude because it can bring a change in someone lives