13 October 2013
Paul begins chapter 2 by providing the best example of selflessness - Christ himself. But just in case someone thinks that that's too great an example to follow he gives three other examples of selflessness - himself, Timothy and Epaphroditus.
In the text before us, in the example of Epaphroditus specifically, we find lessons in how to foster a sense of camaraderie within the church.
Fostering a sense of camaraderie within the church by:
1. Turning grudges into generosity (vs 25)
2. Turn glumness unto gladness (vs 26-28)
3. Give homage to gods heroes (vs 29-30)