Phil: Paragraph 6 & 7- Study

Phil: Paragraph 6 & 7- Study

Posted by Jeremy in Study on 21. May, 2009 | No Comments

While in school I took a class called Hebrew Wisdom Literature where I learned some really cool biblical writing techniques.  Most are hard to think naturally for us Western thinkers, but one that I found intersting was the chiasm.  The chiasm works like this:
A “But many that are first
B shall be last;
B1 and the last
A1 [...]

Phil: Paragraphs 6 & 7- Meditation

Phil: Paragraphs 6 & 7- Meditation

Posted by Jeremy in Meditation on 21. May, 2009 | 3 Comments

It’s true that some here preach Christ because with me out of the way, they think they’ll step right into the spotlight. But the others do it with the best heart in the world. One group is motivated by pure love, knowing that I am here defending the Message, wanting to help. The others, now [...]

Phil: Paragraph 5- Study

Phil: Paragraph 5- Study

Posted by Jeremy in Study on 18. May, 2009 | No Comments

Many people don’t realize that the Bible is one gigantic story. It’s a story of salvation and redemption, but it’s also a story of history. From Genesis to Acts, you can basically fit pieces into a semi-chronological order that makes it very exciting. Philippians is a letter written to a real church [...]

Phil: Paragraph 5- Meditation

Phil: Paragraph 5- Meditation

Posted by Jeremy in Meditation on 16. May, 2009 | 2 Comments

I want to report to you, friends, that my imprisonment here has had the opposite of its intended effect. Instead of being squelched, the Message has actually prospered. All the soldiers here, and everyone else, too, found out that I’m in jail because of this Messiah. That piqued their curiosity, and now they’ve learned all [...]

Phil: Paragraph 4- Study

Phil: Paragraph 4- Study

Posted by Jeremy in Study on 13. May, 2009 | No Comments

Word studies are very interesting if you get the right word. Try this word from our passage- allow each verse to expound upon Paul’s understanding of the exciting, Christian life.
Look at “abound” or “flourish” in the Message. It’s the Greek word “perisseue”- “to abound, overflow, be more than enough, be extremely rich,” is [...]