THE EPISTLE TO THE PHILIPPIANS
ROBERT RAINY, D.D.
PRINCIPAL OF NEW COLLEGE, EDINBURGH
FUNK & WAGNALLS COMPANY,
Not much need be said by way of preface, in addition to what is suggested in the introductory chapter.
It may be observed, however, that the Apostle’s teaching repeatedly touches on the question, How the problem of practical human life on this earth is to be conceived and dealt with under the light and the influences of Christianity? The thought occurred that some expository passages might be superseded by an appendix summing up in one view the principles conceived to underlie the Apostle’s way of dealing with such topics, which could be referred to on each separate occasion: and such a statement was prepared. It was, however, finally judged more suitable to the nature of an exposition to keep as close as possible to the Apostle’s turn of thought in each of the cases in which he approaches the subject, rather than to try to secure brevity by a more summary treatment.
A few sentences have been transferred from a lecture on the Apostle Paul, published some years ago.
|INTRODUCTORY: THE SALUTATION
|THE APOSTLE’S MIND ABOUT THE PHILIPPIANS
|HOW THE PHILIPPIANS SHOULD THINK OF PAUL AT
|THE CHOICE BETWEEN LIVING AND DYING
|UNDAUNTED AND UNITED STEADFASTNESS
|THE MIND OF CHRIST
|THE MIND OF CHRIST (continued)
|WORKING AND SHINING
|TIMOTHY AND EPAPHRODITUS
|NO CONFIDENCE IN THE FLESH
|THE KNOWLEDGE OF CHRIST
|THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF FAITH
|RESURRECTION LIFE AND DAILY DYING
|CHRISTIAN LIFE A RACE
|ENEMIES OF THE CROSS
|OUR CITY AND OUR COMING KING
|PEACE AND JOY
|THE THINGS TO FIX UPON
|GIFTS AND SACRIFICES