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  • Writer's pictureRICHARD DEAN BROOKS



1Greet all God’s people in Christ Jesus. The brothers and sisters who are with me send greetings. 22All God’s people here send you greetings, especially those who belong to Caesar’s household. 23The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

4: 22   There were many Christians in Rome; some were even in Caesar’s household. Perhaps Paul, while awaiting trial, was making converts of the Roman civil service! Paul sent greetings from these Roman Christians to the believers at Philippi. The gospel had spread to all strata of society, linking people who had no other bond but Christ. The Roman Christians and the Philippian Christians were brothers and sisters because of their unity in Christ. Believers today are also linked to others across cultural, economic, and social barriers. Because all believers are brothers and sisters in Christ, let us live like God’s true family.

4: 23   In many ways, the Philippian church was a model congregation. It was made up of many different kinds of people who were learning to work together. But Paul recognized that problems could arise, so in his thank-you letter he prepared the Philippians for difficulties that could crop up within a body of believers. Although a prisoner in Rome, Paul had learned the true secret of joy and peace— imitating Christ and serving others. By focusing our minds on Christ, we will learn unity, humility, joy, and peace. We will also be motivated to live for him, and we will be examples for others to follow. We can do this confidently because we have “the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ” with us.Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible

ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS making sure that we are treating all people with the love JESUS CHRIST would have shown them. by RICHARD DEAN BROOKS

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