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Philippians with Lynn Cohick 3 — Misconceptions About "To Live is Christ, To Die is Gain"

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9780310327240Maybe you've experienced or witnessed this scenario:

Someone dies. In response someone says, “No need to mourn, after all they’re in a better place!” Because after all, Paul himself said “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” (Phil. 1:21)

Not so fast, says Lynn Cohick, author of the Philippians commentary in the ground-breaking Story of God Bible Commentary series.

Over the past few weeks we've been exploring key questions and themes surrounding Paul's Philippians letter with Cohick as our guide. (If you missed them, see post 1 and post 2.) And today she explains some misconceptions surrounding the meaning of this well-known verse.

Watch Cohick’s video, because she notes a crucial contextual piece that negates some of the popular interpretations of Paul’s saying. Rather than downplaying the importance and reality of grief, Paul acknowledges it.

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