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1 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, 2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. 3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. 4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. 5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. 14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings: 15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; 16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain. 17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all. 18 For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me. 19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state. 20 For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state. 21 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's. 22 But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel. 23 Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me. 24 But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly. 25 Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants. 26 For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard that he had been sick. 27 For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. 28 I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when ye see him again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful. 29 Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such in reputation: 30 Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.

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1 Cary W = "Paul is speaking as Christ here, for his greatest joy, that like of Master Jesus, is to see such comfort, fellowship and unity among all believers.This is achieved by regarding others with great respect and seeing everyone's plight as your own."
2 Enakshi Ganguly = ""
3 Enakshi Ganguly = "Bible Activity"
4 Enakshi Ganguly = "Children's Bible Study Lesson"
5 Enakshi Ganguly = "Bible Study Activity"
6 Enakshi Ganguly = "" Paul has already written about those who spoke about Christ from ‘selfish ambition’ (1:17). Christians should desire to bring honour to God and not to themselves. Most people in the world at that time thought that to be humble was to be weak. Paul knew that God is our Maker and *Saviour. So Paul knew that to be humble was the only right attitude for a human *being towards God. Paul called himself ‘the worst *sinner’ (1 Timothy 1:15). Christians must know what they are not good at. Then they will not be too quick to blame other people. They should look for the good qualities in other Christians and they should appreciate their gifts."source: http://www.easyenglish.info/bible-commentary/philippians-lbw.htm"
7 Cary W = "The closer we walk with the Spirit and in submission to Christ as our head, the more we naturally take on His attitude of blessing and service.  This becomes our mind, and as we are so joined in Him, we bring glory to God through lifting up His Name and demonstrating His love at work in us."
8 Enakshi Ganguly = ""
9 Enakshi Ganguly = ""God raised Jesus from death to be with him in the highest place of honour. The name ‘higher than any other name’ that God gave him was ‘*Lord’. The *Greek word ‘kyrios’ means ‘master or owner’. It became an official word for the *Roman *emperors. Jesus is the Master of all life. He is the King greater than any king on earth. The *Greek translation of the *Old Testament used the *Greek word ‘kyrios’ to translate the *Hebrew word for God. Christians can therefore use God’s name for Jesus. In that way, they show that he has God’s power and authority. ‘Jesus Christ is *Lord’ (Philippians 2:11) is the earliest statement of what Christians believe. ‘You killed this Jesus on a *cross. But God has made him both *Lord and Christ’ (Acts 2:36)."Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/bible-commentary/philippians-lbw.htm"
10 Sara Di Diego = "The Greek words used here meant "bestowed onto him", as it was an honor to be God's only son and to be sacrificed for his people.Work Cited:http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/jamieson-fausset-brown/philippians/philippians-2.html"
11 Sara Di Diego = "This refers to Isaiah's prophecy about Jesus, referring to how people should worship him (in Isaiah 45:23)."
12 Cary W = "We hear again the good news of the gospel again:  it is God Who is at work in us to do the willing and the performing of His good pleasure in us.  Not of ourselves, lest any can boast, for our boast in Him!"
13 Enakshi Ganguly = "Youth Group Lesson"
14 Enakshi Ganguly = "Bible Study Questions"
15 Deena E = "Romans 10:9-10 says that salvation only requires believing in and confessing Jesus as Lord. So why does Paul say to work out your salvation and to do so with fear and trembling? It seems contradictory to the freedom in grace/no works needed for salvation Gospel, right?No. Actually what Paul is saying is that this freedom in Christ comes with responsibility. In the U.S. we have the privilege of having a legal right to freedom of speech. Because I have a privilege to say whatever I want unlike many people in other nations, I should want to use that freedom responsibly--examining how what I say might make another person feel. Likewise, HAVING JESUS IS A PRIVILEGE; I am so grateful that I don't have to repeatedly offer young lambs or bulls to God to be temporarily cleansed from my sins! We should want to handle this privilege of salvation responsibly."
16 Enakshi Ganguly = ""
17 Enakshi Ganguly = "Bible Study Lesson"
18 Enakshi Ganguly = ""It is best with us, when our duty becomes natural to us. Naturally, that is, sincerely, and not in pretence only; with a willing heart and upright views. We are apt to prefer our own credit, ease, and safety, before truth, holiness, and duty; but Timothy did not so. Paul desired liberty, not that he might take pleasure, but that he might do good. Epaphroditus was willing to go to the Philippians, that he might be comforted with those who had sorrowed for him when he was sick. It seems, his illness was caused by the work of God. The apostle urges them to love him the more on that account. It is doubly pleasant to have our mercies restored by God, after great danger of their removal; and this should make them more valued. What is given in answer to prayer, should be received with great thankfulness and joy."Source: http://www.christnotes.org/commentary.php?com=mhc&b=50&c=2"
19 Sara Di Diego = "Translated from the Greek, this phrase is actually "as a child serveth a father".Work Cited:http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/jamieson-fausset-brown/philippians/philippians-2.html"
20 Sara Di Diego = "Since Christians are not meant to be servants to each other, Timothy served with Paul, not for.Work Cited:http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/jamieson-fausset-brown/philippians/philippians-2.html"
21 Enakshi Ganguly = "Student Bible Study Guide"
22 Sara Di Diego = "In Greek, leiourgon means "ministering in the ministerial office", so he was probably a deacon or something of that nature.Work Cited:http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/jamieson-fausset-brown/philippians/philippians-2.html"
23 Sara Di Diego = "This shows that the apostles' powers of healing were not equal or near Jesus', and perhaps had little power overallWork Cited:http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/jamieson-fausset-brown/philippians/philippians-2.html"