June 4, 2017
The gospel was everything to Paul. And he opens up his letter by expressing his thanksgiving for the people at the Church in Philippi, and also rejoices in the work that God is doing in these believers. Through thick and thin, there has been unity between the church and Paul. This passage reminds us of what God has done and continues to do in the lives of those who have faith in him. It also shows us the assurance of salvation we have through the saving work of Christ.