The Philippians were very involved in supporting Paul in his missionary endeavors. Here is Paul's personal testimony concerning the gifts which the Philippians had sent.
SCHOOL OF FAITH Vss. 10-12
Paul had learned both how to abound and to suffer need.
He learned to trust God in the good times and the bad times.
STRENGTH FROM CHRIST Vs. 13
Whatever God wants us to face, we have the strength we need in Christ. Ephesians 3:16, Colossians 1:11
SACRIFICE TO GOD Vss. 14-18
Notice that gifts which the Philippians sent were "...a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God."
SUPPLY FOR NEEDS Vs. 19
Don't take this verse out of context!
The Philippians' gift to the Lord's work was sacrificial, and God met their needs. Giving should be done in the right way and with the right attitude in order to expect God's blessing. 2 Corinthians 9:6-11
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