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Philippians class schedule

Philippians Class Schedule


Philippians class schedule

Philippians1:15 -17 Preaching Christ

15 Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy and strife, but some also from good will; 16 the latter do it out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel; 17 the former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition rather than from pure motives, thinking to cause me distress in my imprisonment.


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12 Now I want you to know, brethren, that my circumstances have turned out for the greater progress of the gospel, 13 so that my imprisonment in the cause of Christ has become well known throughout the whole praetorian guard and to everyone else, 14 and that most of the brethren, trusting in the Lord because of my imprisonment, have far more courage to speak the word of God without fear. 15 Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy and strife, but some also from good will; 16 the latter do it out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel; 17 the former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition rather than from pure motives, thinking to cause me distress in my imprisonment.


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15 Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy and strife, but some also from good will;

Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ

Who are the “Some” ?

preaching – kerysso* - to preach, to herald, proclaim

see 1 Cor 1:23, 2 Cor 1:19 & 2 Cor 4:5

What gospel were they preaching ?

* all definitions from either Vine or Zodhiates


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15 Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy and strife, but some also from good will;

even from envy and strife

envy – phthonos - is the feeling of displeasure produced by

witnessing or hearing of the advantage or prosperity of others

(has the desire to deprive another of what he has)

see Gal 5:19-21, Rom 1:28-29 & Titus 3:3

strife - eris - strife, quarrel (especially rivalry), contention,

wrangling

see Gal 5:19-21, Rom 1:28-29, 1 Tim 6:3-4 & Titus 3:9


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15 Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy and strife, but some also from good will;

but some also from good will;

lit: but some (are preaching Christ) from good will

good will- eudokia - good pleasure, from the word to please

or favor

see Phil 2:13 & 2 Thess 1:11

What is the source of this good will ?


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16 the latter do it out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel;

the latter do it out of love

lit: the latter (the some) do it (proclaim Christ)

out of love

see Rom 10:1 & 1 Thess 1:3

Phil 2:1a (Wuest)

In view of the fact that there is a certain ground of appeal

in Christ which exhorts, since there is a certain tender

persuasion that comes from divine love,


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16 the latter do it out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel;

knowing that I am appointed for the defense of

the gospel

appointed - keimai - to be set, appointed

see Luke 2:3-4 & 1 Thess 3:3

defense - apologia - a speech made in defense (from

the word to give an answer or speech in defense of oneself)

Was Paul’s defense focused on his being in prison ?

see Phil 1:7 & 1 Peter 3:15


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17 the former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition rather than from pure motives, thinking to cause me distress in my imprisonment.

the former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition

rather than from pure motives

selfish ambition -eritheia - denotes ambition, self-seeking

(self-will being an underlying idea in the word)

see Phil 2:3 & Gal 5:19-21

pure motives - hagnōs - denotes “with pure motives”,

akin to words under pure


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17 the former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition rather than from pure motives, thinking to cause me distress in my imprisonment.

thinking to cause me distress in my imprisonment

distress - thlipsis - primarily means “a pressing, pressure”

see Phil 4:14, 2 Cor 7:4 & Col 1:24

What was Paul’s response to this distress ?


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