Analysis Of Paul, Philippi, And The Passage In Philippians

Introduction Paul, Philippi, and the passage in Philippians chapter 3 all include unique aspects. Paul Born in the city of Tarsus, had the privilege of being born a roman citizen as well as being from a devoutly Jewish family. Paul a zealous Jew, obtained permission from the chief priest to persecute early Christians. On his way to Damascus he was blinded by God and converted to faith in Jesus Christ; because of this, he became a leader in the early church. The city of Philippi is a Roman city despite its distance from Rome. Paul had visited Philippi and helped create the first church in Europe. The city had a great pride in its roman heritage. In chapter three of Paul’s letter the Philippians there is obviously a specific issue Paul is addressing …show more content…
1. Christians should be on the lookout for false teachers. In Jude 3-5 the author warns the church about those who’s teachings “pervert the grace of God” and deny Jesus Christ. 2. Christians should put no confidence in the flesh. In Galatians 5:19-21, Paul contrasts the work of the flesh and the work of the spirit and he shows clearly the nature of the flesh. In Romans 7:18, Paul makes a statement about the sinfulness of the flesh, he said that he has the desire to do what is good but not the ability. 3. Salvation is of God not of the law. In Ephesians 2:8-9, Paul speaks of the idea that salvation is by the grace of God and not of any work of man. In 1 Thessalonians 5:9, Paul makes a statement that man was destined for wrath but through Christ man has attained salvation. 4. The resurrection from the dead is through Christ. In Romans 6:5, Paul speaks of the resurrection in that because Christians are brought into Christ’s death Christians are brought into the resurrection. In 1 Corinthians 15:21, Paul talks about how death came into the world through Adam, but Christ brought resurrection. 5. The law kept to the best of one’s abilities pales in comparison to grace. In Romans 7:6, Paul talks about how Christians are free from the law and worship by the spirit and not by a written

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