Think on These Things

“The last thing, brothers, is that whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is upright, whatever is holy, whatever is lovely, whatever is praiseworthy, if there is virtue and if there is praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8) There is one more aspect of Paul’s counsel to us here that we need to dwell… Read More

Another Conniption Fit!

“Have this mindset about you, which is also that of Christ Jesus,” (Philippians 2:5) Conniption Alert! Conniption Alert! Okay, Groseclose, what is it now? Why the conniption fit? Once again, because of changes in cultural understandings, we find several English translations rendering this verse in a way that it skews the meaning of Paul’s statement.… Read More

Mountaintop Thoughts

“according to my eager expectation and hope that in nothing will I be ashamed, but to be outspoken in all things, now and always, that Christ would be magnified in my body — whether through life or through death.” (Philippians 1:20) Paul begins this verse with a fascinating word: ajpokaradoki/a (apokaradokia). We tend to translate… Read More

Feelings…Nothing More Than Feelings…Argh!

“In so far as it is right for me to think this way regarding all of you, because you are in my heart, in both the chains and in the defense and validation of the Gospel, all of you are partakers of grace with me.” (Philippians 1:7) This is one of those points that, when… Read More