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The epistle to the Philippians is one of the prison epistles, together with Ephesians, Colossians and Philemon. When St. Paul wrote this letter, he was in prison. However, in this epistle, the word "joy" is repeated six times, and "rejoice," eight times. He was not sorry for himself; he was happy. How could he be joyful or rejoice while in prison? It was possible because he had a clear purpose of life in Jesus. He said in 1:21, "For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain."

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Scripture Title Study
Philippians 1:1-30 FOR TO ME, TO LIVE IS CHRIST Microsoft Word Document TBA
Philippians 2:1-30 IMITATE CHRIST'S HUMILITY Microsoft Word Document TBA
Philippians 3:1-21 I WANT TO KNOW CHRIST Microsoft Word Document TBA
Philippians 4:1-23 REJOICE IN THE LORD Microsoft Word Document TBA

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