Joe Quatrone, Jr.

Phil 2.19-30As we continue our study in Philippians, Paul is still discussing the submissive mind. First, he gives us a description of the submissive mind in the example of Jesus Christ (The Great Example, Phil. 2:1–11). Them, he explains the dynamics of the submissive mind in his own experience (The Ins and Outs of Christian Living, Phil. 2:12–18). Now, he introduces us to two of his helpers in the ministry, Timothy and Epaphroditus. He knows that his readers will be prone to say, “It is impossible for us to follow such examples as Christ and Paul! After all, Jesus is the very Son of God and Paul is a chosen apostle who has had great spiritual experiences!” For this reason, Paul introduces us to two “ordinary saints,” men who were not apostles or spectacular miracle workers. He wants us to know the submissive mind is not a luxury…

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