October 25, 2014
Philippians 2:16-30 Three Overflowing Cups
[Phl 2:16 NKJV]
holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.
[Phl 2:17 NKJV]
Yes, and if I am being poured out [as a drink offering] on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all.
[Phl 2:18 NKJV]
For the same reason you also be glad and rejoice with me.
[Phl 2:19 NKJV]
But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you shortly, that I also may be encouraged when I know your state.
[Phl 2:20 NKJV]
For I have no one like-minded, who will sincerely care for your state.
[Phl 2:21 NKJV]
For all seek their own, not the things which are of Christ Jesus.
[Phl 2:22 NKJV]
But you know his proven character, that as a son with [his] father he served with me in the gospel.
[Phl 2:23 NKJV]
Therefore I hope to send him at once, as soon as I see how it goes with me.
[Phl 2:24 NKJV]
But I trust in the Lord that I myself shall also come shortly.
[Phl 2:25 NKJV]
Yet I considered it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, fellow worker, and fellow soldier, but your messenger and the one who ministered to my need;
[Phl 2:26 NKJV]
since he was longing for you all, and was distressed because you had heard that he was sick.
[Phl 2:27 NKJV]
For indeed he was sick almost unto death; but God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.
[Phl 2:28 NKJV]
Therefore I sent him the more eagerly, that when you see him again you may rejoice, and I may be less sorrowful.
[Phl 2:29 NKJV]
Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness, and hold such men in esteem;
[Phl 2:30 NKJV]
because for the work of Christ he came close to death, not regarding his life, to supply what was lacking in your service toward me.