by T. Austin-Sparks
Edited and supplied by the Golden Candlestick Trust.
The backward look:
Fulness in Philippians:
The fight for Philippi (Acts 16)
Faith tested as to guidance
Not Asia — not Bithynia
Illness (?) drove him to Galatia, then to Troas
Frustration — hindrance — illness
The battle in Philippi
b. The road of the prize (3:4-15)
The way of the Cross
Two practical applications:
· Phil. 3:2-3: the circumcision; earthy
· Phil. 4:2: Eurodia and Syntyche
The problem of the Philippians — how to be set on God's fullest thought: an open heart for all God's people — not to be schismatic and divisive.