• Good to have you join the Family Bible study! You can just open a new tab/window and have the Bible in there for now. That is probably the easiest way to do it. In other words have one window/tab with the chapter of Philippians and one window/tab where you are writing about it. Then you […]

  • mark wrote a new blog post: Raw & Honest 8 years, 8 months ago

    I am so glad to blog with all of you!   I look forward to not only learning how to use Biblefox but also learning from each one of you!   Before I make my first post/comments, I want to say I will try to write my thoughts with upmost honesty (raw), yet I will also try […]

  • I have been pondering verses 7-8 the past few days. Vs. 7-8 – “But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.  What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things.  […]

  • Hannah Venable commented on the blog post He speaks. 8 years, 8 months ago

    I liked your point #5. Isn’t crazy how we are promised to suffer like Christ and this is considered a blessing! I think I often look at it as something to get through as quick as possible.

  • karina wrote a new blog post: He speaks. 8 years, 8 months ago

    You know, I put off reading this for so long because of a fear that I’m just now realizing I have habitually: I’m afraid God won’t speak to me.  But yet again He has come through.  I need to start logging these instances. Several things struck me in this first chapter of Philippians: 1. Paul’s love […]

  • I think this is an excellent insight. Look also at 2:12 where he praises them for their continued obedience whether he is with them or away from them.

  • Paul seems to feel more confident about the maturity of the Philippians than he seems in other epistles. He doesn’t have much rebuke for them, and he doesn’t spend much time talking about the basics. In chapter 3 he elaborates on what he seemed to consider a mature way of following Christ. He speaks of […]

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    Heidi wrote a new blog post: Daniel 7 8 years, 9 months ago

    I wonder if the four beasts are the same as the four kingdoms in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream in chapter 2?

    Verse 17: ‘The four great beasts are four kingdoms that will rise from the earth. 18 But the saints of the Most High will receive the kingdom and will possess it forever—yes, for ever and ever.’

  • Even before the cross, Christ’s obedience was evident in that He left all of glorious heaven, and was “found in fashion as a man”. Missionaries can relate, in a very, very small way, to this. They leave the comforts of home and go to places not quite as civilized. Even coming to earth,for Christ, was […]

  • There are two references to obedience in chapter 2.  First, in verse 8, Paul talkes about Christ’s obedience to death.  Now, I think there are two implications of this.  Christ was obedient to death in that he obeyed death’s wishes (and here death can be thought of as connected with Satan) by allowing himself to […]

  • We, the redeemed, were the “joy set before” Christ. Isn’t that an amazing thought? He was looking ahead and seeing thousands of saints who would not have made it into the Kingdom except through His sacrifice to the death. Sometimes, when I have to endure a situation, I look to the “joy set before me”. […]

  • In case you need a mental picture for vain conceit, you can think of one of Jane Austen’s characters, Sir Walter Elliot.  He is so incredibly vain that he has mirrors on almost every wall in his large house so that he can constantly view his relection with admiration.

  • Vs. 13 – “As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ.” This is a really powerful verse.  Paul is talking about how his imprisonment is actually helping the gospel being advanced.  He says that it has become clear to all […]

  • This is a test. What am I doing?

  • Welcome to the Family Biblefox!  I thought we could start by reading Philippians.  It is a nice short book.  And it will give us some time to get used to Biblefox.  As you read a chapter, feel free to write your thoughts down and read other people’s thought as well!

    Enjoy, Biblefox!

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    Heidi commented on the blog post Poetry of Psalm 13 8 years, 9 months ago

    SICK footnotes!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Vs. 5 – “You prepare a table before me . . .” The Lord has gone ahead of us and prepared a table for each of us.  He has made sure that we receive just the right kinds and portions of food that we need for our lives.  No, you don’t have to go out […]

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    For an excellent exegesis and insightful account of Psalm 22, you must read the chapter on it in With One Voice by Reggie Kidd.  It is excellent and much better than anything that I can say on it.  Perhaps one day, Dr. Kidd will post it on Biblefox.

  • Vs. 6 – ” . . . and made him glad with the joy of your presence.” I can think of the joy that I feel when I walk into a room where a good friend is.  Immediately, I feel joy and peace.  My friend and I can do anything.  In fact, the actual activity […]

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    In Psalm 20, David is praying for others in verses 1-5.  Look at the power of his prayers!  He asks God to answer, send help, remember their good deeds, give them the desires of their heart, make all their plans succeed and grant ALL their requests.  Now, that is a big prayer.  Do I pray […]

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