Phil: Paragraph 9- Study

Phil: Paragraph 9- Study

Posted by Jeremy in Study on 15. Jun, 2009 | 2 Comments

Verse 22 says, “Indeed, I am torn between two desires.” The verb synechomai, “I am torn,” serves to highlight the magnitude of Paul’s dilemma. It is a powerful word that can describe a person who is hemmed in on both sides so that he has no room to move (Luke 8:45) or a city encircled [...]

Phil: Paragraph 8- Study

Phil: Paragraph 8- Study

Posted by Jeremy in Study on 04. Jun, 2009 | No Comments

In the Rabinnical teaching style, there is a technique that is regularly used.  You see it with Jesus, Paul and every NT writer.  It’s called a Remez- basically for our purposes it means, “I’m going to use a phrase or word from the OT to help build the context of my statement.”  Many of you [...]

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: 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 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 [...]