Philippians 1:3-5

3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.

4 Always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy.

5 For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now.

upon (v.3) = upon the basis of

remembrance (v.3) — always associated with prayer.

prayer (v.4) = supplication

“with joy” (v. 4) — bears the emphasis of the sentence. Every thought of his relationship with the Philippians brought Paul joy.

fellowship (v.5) = “a having in common,” “a partnership” in a common interest

Paul is saying, “I thank God (          ) for your fellowship.”

in the gospel (v.5) = in the interest of — denotes motion and progress

first day (v.5) — Acts 16:15, when Lydia was saved

now (v.5) — upon receipt of their gift

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