Philippians is the epistle of joy (1:4 & 25; 2:2, 17–18, 4:1 & 4), of thanksgiving and encouragement, of optimism and joy in the midst of “conflict” (1:30), “bonds” (1:13–14), “affliction” (4:14), and sufferings (3:10). Paul was in prison in Rome, the Philippians were discouraged for his circumstances, and Epaphroditus was seriously ill. It soon…

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