In Philippians scholar and pastor Dennis Johnson provides readers with a magisterial exegetical treatment in expository form Paul's tiny but powerfully inspiring epistle. The advance of the gospel and its relation to suffering, self-centeredness versus self-sacrificial service, the basis of assurance in salvation, interpersonal conflict, and true contentment are all topics that Paul explores in this epistle and Johnson further unpacks and develops those teachings for his readers passage-by-passage.
Johnson shows how the apostle uses his own prison experience--and the attitude he maintains in spite of it--to show the Philippians the difference a Christ-formed mind makes in the way believers respond to adversity, rivalry, conflict, vanity, and any other circumstance they encounter in fundamentally different ways. Great for stimulating sermon preparation, for teaching, and even devotional reading that takes you straight to the text, Philippians is a resource all Christians will benefit from.
About the Series: As with all volumes in the Reformed Expository Commentary series, this exposition of Philippians is accessible to both pastors and lay readers. Each volume in the series provides exposition that gives careful attention to the biblical text, is doctrinally Reformed, focuses on Christ through the lens of redemptive history, and applies the Bible to our contemporary setting.