Friday, March 10, 2006

A Great Coach

12 So then, my beloved, (A) just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your (B) salvation with (C) fear and trembling; 13 for it is (D) God who is at work in you, both to will and to work (E) for His good pleasure.

14 Do all things without (F) grumbling or disputing; 15 so that you will prove yourselves to be (G) blameless and innocent, (H) children of God above reproach in the midst of a (I) crooked and perverse generation, among whom you (J) appear as lights in the world, 16 holding fast the word of life, so that in (K) the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not (L) run in vain nor (M) toil in vain.

17 But even if I am being (N) poured out as a drink offering upon (O) the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all.

18 You too, I urge you, rejoice in the same way and share your joy with me.

19 But I hope in the LORD Jesus to (P) send (Q) Timothy to you shortly, so that I also may be encouraged when I learn of your condition.

20 For I have no one else (R) of kindred spirit who will genuinely be concerned for your welfare.
21 For they all (S) seek after their own interests, not those of Christ Jesus.

22 But you know (T) of his proven worth, that (U) he served with me in the furtherance of the gospel (V) like a child serving his father.

23 (W) Therefore I hope to send him immediately, as soon as I see how things go with me; 24 and (X) I trust in the LORD that I myself also will be coming shortly.

-Phillipians 2:12-24