Philippians: Joy in Jesus
(The Proclaim Commentary Series)
Copyright © 2021 by Matthew Black
ISBN: 978-1-954858-17-6 (Print)
Box 2082, Wenatchee, WA 98807
Cover art: The Ruins of Philippi
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Notes: (1) Ancient quotations have been at times changed
to the ESV as well as some archaic language updated, and additional phrases
added for clarification. At times verse references (non-existent until recent
times) have been interspersed as well to guide the modern reader. (2) We have
done our best to be careful in footnoting. Due to the nature of the sermonic
material, various items are quoted freely, and may not have proper footnoting.
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First Printing, October 2021
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Dedicated to my precious daughter Katie. You shine the joy of
Jesus into a dark world.