Paul desired also to inform his philippian brethren about the situation at Rome.
The philippian community had an organisation primitive but sufficient.
The other point noteworthy in relation to this philippian gift is the assurance that it shall be recompensed.
No doubt some of the philippian Christians possessed these privileges.
Let the philippian believers partake increasingly in his own glowing apprehensions of the Christian calling.
Paul would have these philippian Christians act 'worthy of the gospel.'
In the present case he gladly owned the love which his philippian friends bore to himself.
I imagine tonight we are standing in the philippian Dungeon.
His deep affection for, and joy in, the philippian church breathes in every word of it.
The philippian jailor was a specimen of those who are saved violently and by fear.
(1.) Formerly Crenides, "the fountain," the capital of the province of Macedonia. It stood near the head of the Sea, about 8 miles north-west of Kavalla. It is now a ruined village, called Philibedjik. Philip of Macedonia fortified the old Thracian town of Crenides, and called it after his own name Philippi (B.C. 359-336). In the time of the Emperor Augustus this city became a Roman colony, i.e., a military settlement of Roman soldiers, there planted for the purpose of controlling the district recently conquered. It was a "miniature Rome," under the municipal law of Rome, and governed by military officers, called duumviri, who were appointed directly from Rome. Having been providentially guided thither, here Paul and his companion Silas preached the gospel and formed the first church in Europe. (See LYDIA.) This success stirred up the enmity of the people, and they were "shamefully entreated" (Acts 16:9-40; 1 Thess. 2:2). Paul and Silas at length left this city and proceeded to Amphipolis (q.v.). (2.) When Philip the tetrarch, the son of Herod, succeeded to the government of the northern portion of his kingdom, he enlarged the city of Paneas, and called it Caesarea, in honour of the emperor. But in order to distinguish it from the Caesarea on the sea coast, he added to it subsequently his own name, and called it Caesarea-Philippi (q.v.).