Midweek - Dec. 1st Philippians 2:19-30

Php 2:19  Now I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon so that I too may be encouraged by news about you. 

Php 2:20  For I have no one else like-minded who will genuinely care about your interests; 

Php 2:21  all seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. 

Php 2:22  But you know his proven character, because he has served with me in the gospel ministry like a son with a father. 

Php 2:23  Therefore, I hope to send him as soon as I see how things go with me. 

Php 2:24  I am confident in the Lord that I myself will also come soon. 

Php 2:25  But I considered it necessary to send you Epaphroditus—my brother, coworker, and fellow soldier, as well as your messenger and minister to my need— 

Php 2:26  since he has been longing for all of you and was distressed because you heard that he was sick. 

Php 2:27  Indeed, he was so sick that he nearly died. However, God had mercy on him, and not only on him but also on me, so that I would not have sorrow upon sorrow. 

Php 2:28  For this reason, I am very eager to send him so that you may rejoice again when you see him and I may be less anxious. 

Php 2:29  Therefore, welcome him in the Lord with great joy and hold people like him in honor, 

Php 2:30  because he came close to death for the work of Christ, risking his life to make up what was lacking in your ministry to me.