Worthy of the Gospel: A Sermon on Philippians 1:27-2:4
Christians, in the face of opposition and strife – “Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.” – Philippians 1:27
“We are the circumcision” (Philippians 3:3) is a reference to Jewish preachers (i.e. Paul and Timothy), not to all Christians
In my book, I argue that the phrase “we are the circumcision” in Phil 3:3 should be understood as a reference to Paul and Timothy, as Jewish teachers of Gentiles. Paul is using the term “circumcision” in order to claim a status for himself and Timothy as true (Jewish) teachers of Gentiles, in direct opposition to rival Jewish teachers.
On Sunday, I preached my first sermon in my new role as Assistant Minister at St Augustine’s Neutral Bay.
Here are the answers to some questions from my recent sermon on Philippians 3:12-4:1. Question 1 It kind of seemed like you were implying that there are people here at church who are better than others – “Better Christians”. Who are these growing people? It’s important to remember that all Christians have equal status in […]