Editor’s Note: Today we welcome Timani Reynolds, who leads a table group at Thursday evening Bible study, to the blog as she shares Philippians 2:19-30. You’ll also find below a study guide that can be downloaded for private use in your ongoing study of Philippians, and a dot grid journal page printable for Day One.
Timani Reynolds was born and raised in Eugene and met the Lord before she can remember. She is thankful to God for the many people He placed in her life, who invested in her faith growing up. Timani has been married to Mark for 22 years. They have four kids: Ellie (20), Chase (17), Finn (14), and Joel (11). You can often find Timani cheering the kids on in school, dance or robotics, musing about something funny they’ve said, or keeping her promise to them to “always make it awkward.”
PHILIPPIANS 2:19-30, ESV
Philippians 2:19-30, ESV
19 I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I too may be cheered by news of you. 20 For I have no one like him, who will be genuinely concerned for your welfare. 21 For they all seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. 22 But you know Timothy’s proven worth, how as a son with a father he has served with me in the gospel. 23 I hope therefore to send him just as soon as I see how it will go with me, 24 and I trust in the Lord that shortly I myself will come also.
25 I have thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, and your messenger and minister to my need,26 for he has been longing for you all and has been distressed because you heard that he was ill. 27 Indeed he was ill, near to death. But God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. 28 I am the more eager to send him, therefore, that you may rejoice at seeing him again, and that I may be less anxious. 29 So receive him in the Lord with all joy, and honor such men, 30 for he nearly died for the work of Christ, risking his life to complete what was lacking in your service to me.
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