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Philippians with Lynn Cohick 4 — The Most Encouraging Ideas in Philippians: Support & Joy

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story-of-godWhat is the most encouraging idea you find in Philippians?

Perhaps it’s that God will continue his good work in his people until Christ’s return. Maybe it's that even someone like Paul hadn’t already arrived at the goal of Christ-likeness. (That’s my pick!)

For Lynn Cohick, author of the Philippians commentary in the ground-breaking Story of God Bible Commentary series, she finds two ideas compelling:

  1. “This church from its very inception was very supportive of Paul.” Considering how often churches change pastors and people move around, she finds their deep commitment a wonderful encouragement.
  2. “And then I would say Paul’s continued encouragement to rejoice, over and over again in the letter.”

This summer we’ve been exploring key questions and themes surrounding Paul's letter with guide Cohick. Listen to her expound on these two encouraging ideas, and then share what you find most encouraging about Paul’s letter.

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