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.