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2016 October 21

Image 1: The Death Of Ladas (1899)
George Murray (1875-1933)
(Note: His younger brother was artist William Grant Murray)
Romanticism Style
Private Collection
Image Credit: Wikimedia


Image 2: Christ in Glory (1597-1598)
Annibale Carracci (1560-1609)
Baroque Style
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence, Italy
Image Credit: Web Gallery of Art

     Explanation: In Philippians 3, Paul tells the Philippians to rejoice in the Lord (1).
     He tells them to beware of dogs, of evildoers, and of the concision (those who mutilate the flesh). He explains that we are those who worship by God's Spirit, who glory in Christ, and who put no confidence in the flesh. He offers an example of how he used to have confidence in the flesh because of his pedigree, his understanding of the law, and his zeal in persecuting the church. But he counted all of that as loss and worthless because of the surpassing worth of Christ. And, though he was blameless in keeping the law, he clung to the surpassing righteousness which comes by Christ to those who put their faith in him. He yearns to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and to share in his sufferings so that he may become like him in his death that he might attain the resurrection from the dead. (2-11).
      He realizes that he has not yet attained perfection, but he presses on to acquire it. He asks them to join him in that quest. He mourns those who have fallen away. And he sets before them the day when Christ will transform our lowly bodies and make them like his glorious body (12-21).
     [Sermons: John Piper. John Stott 1. John Stott 2. Various. ]
     [Illustration: Today's paintings depict two key elements of today's chapter -- running a race and Christ glorified. The first painting is of a runner who died after running his race. For Paul and all believers, life comes at the end of the race, not death. The second painting reminds us that, if we suffer with Christ, we will also be partakers of his glory. ]


          [THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Philippians 2:25 - 3:1: Romans 16:1-2; 1 Corinthians 16:10-12; 1 Corinthians 16:15-18; 2 Corinthians 3:1-3; 2 Corinthians 8:16-24; Ephesians 6:21-22; Colossians 4:7-9; Philemon 1:8-20. Philippians 3:2-11: Romans 2:17-24; Romans 2:25-29; Romans 3:21-26; Romans 3:27-31; Romans 9:30-33; Romans 10:1-4; Romans 11:1-6; 1 Corinthians 1:26-31; 1 Corinthians 4:8-13; 2 Corinthians 3:4-6; 2 Corinthians 11:21b-29; Galatians 1:13-14; Galatians 2:15-21. Philippians 3:12-16: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Ephesians 4:11-16; Colossians 3:1-4. Philippians 3:17-21: Romans 2:6-11; 1 Corinthians 15:42-50; Colossians 3:1-4; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12. ]
     NOTE: The parallels above are based in a very small part on my own research but principally on the following sources:
     Fred O Francis and J. Paul Sampley, Pauline Parallels, Second Edition. (Minneapolis, Minnesota: Fortress Press, 1984).
     Most of the material on Hebrews is from an online article titled Pauline parallels in Hebrews taken from Charles H. Welch and Stuart Allen Welch, Perfection Or Perdition? An Exposition Of The Epistle To The Hebrews, (London: Berean Publishing Trust, 1973). ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]


Gospel Harmony - Summary. | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine. | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible. |

Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF). | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF).

*** For Additional word studies use one of the Greek Interlinear Bibles below. ***

Mounce Interlinear. Bible Hub Greek Interlinear. Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible.

Book Outline:

1. The Advance of the Gospel in the Ministry of Paul (Philippians 1:1 - Philippians 1:30) - 61 A.D. Rome
2. The Advance of the Gospel Encouraged in the Life of the Philippians (Philippians 2:1 - Philippians 4:23) - 61 A.D. Rome

Philippians 3

2. The Advance of the Gospel Encouraged in the Life of the Philippians (Philippians 2:1 - Philippians 4:23) - 61 A.D. Rome

     1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.
     2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision. 3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. 4 Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more: 5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; 6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless. 7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. 8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, 9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: 10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; 11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
     12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. 13 Brethren, I count not myself to to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you. 16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.
     17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. 18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: 19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.) 20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: 21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

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