To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain Quotes by Matt Chandler
The Epistle of St. Paul to the Philippians is one of his 4 Captivity Letters , along with Ephesians which precedes it , Colossians which follows it , and Philemon in the New Testament of the Bible. Philippi was an important city in Macedonia, named after Philip of Macedonia, the father of Alexander the Great. After passing through Derbe, Paul met Timothy in Lystra and baptized him, and from there he accompanied Paul and Silas. His Letter to the Christians at Philippi was written while he was in prison, referring to his imprisonment in Chapter One, verses 7, 13, 14, and While Clement Philippians , later Bishop of Rome, mentions in Chapter of his Letter to the Corinthians 96 AD that Paul was in bonds seven times, there is definite biblical evidence that Paul was imprisoned three times: briefly overnight in Philippi with Silas before they were freed by an earthquake Acts ; in Caesarea Acts awaiting trial, and then finally in Rome Acts , where he was free to live by himself, with a soldier as a guard. One wonders whether he was imprisoned in Ephesus where he lived for three years Acts , for he wrote in Second Corinthians of an affliction in the Roman Province of Asia where he "despaired even of life.
Comforting Bible Verses about Death for Those Dying in Christ
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Philippians According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. Philippians For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's. Philippians For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:. Isaiah ,2 The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come …. Romans Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better.