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A Mentor Commentary: Philippians

, 2015
ISBN: 9781781914281


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Christians throughout the centuries have loved Paul’s letter to the Philippians for its call to rejoice in the gospel of Jesus Christ regardless of life’s circumstances. But our familiarity with the letter can cause us to neglect or overlook Paul’s message to the Philippians. Matthew Harmon, in keeping with the aims of the Mentor Commentary series, provides an uplifting and inspiring commentary that brings context and application to this wonderful book, unfolding its rich theology and powerful teaching.

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  • Examines Philippians in an expositional and exegetical format
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“The only reason that Paul is able to press forward to make perfection his own is that Christ has first made Paul his own. The order is essential, as it places emphasis on the initiative of divine grace and election as the foundation for Paul’s pursuit of growth in holiness.” (Page 354)

“‘Humility is honestly assessing ourselves in light of God’s holiness and our sinfulness.’42” (Page 195)

“This verse reminds us of the necessity of evaluating all of one’s circumstances in light of the progress of the gospel. Am I thinking through my difficulties, my suffering, my prosperity, and my opportunities as the means by which God is advancing the reach of the gospel? Or have I fallen into the easy trap of thinking that God’s blessings in my life are an end in and of themselves rather than a means to advancing His gospel?” (Page 114)

“How might the gospel advance through our current circumstances if our ultimate goal was the progress of the gospel and not our personal comfort?” (Page 111)

“A prayerless life is a sign of a self-sufficient person; a prayerful life is a sign of a God-dependent person.” (Page 413)

I commend his work to students, teachers, and preachers who seek better to understand this important letter of Paul.

Douglas Moo, Blanchard Professor of Nee Testament, Wheaton College

[A] fresh and faithful reading of Philippians that will be a powerful help to all who preach and teach the Word.

—James M. Hamilton Jr., professor of biblical theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

[E]xplains Paul’s letter clause by clause, traces Paul’s argument, reads Paul’s argument in light of the rest of the Bible, and applies the letter to people today.

Andy Naselli, assistant professor of New Testament and biblical theology, Bethlehem College and Seminary

  • Title: Philippians: A Mentor Commentary
  • Author: Matthew S. Harmon
  • Series: Mentor Commentaries
  • Publisher: Mentor
  • Print Publication Date: 2015
  • Logos Release Date: 2015
  • Pages: 512
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. N.T. Philippians › Commentaries
  • ISBNs: 9781781914281, 1781914281
  • Resource ID: LLS:MENTRCOM71PHP
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-10-05T17:04:47Z

Matthew S. Harmon is professor of New Testament Studies at Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Indiana.


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  1. Chi Shun Cheung
    Very well-written. Great exegesis but communicates in way that is so easy to understand. This commentary is written by an author who loves the Lord Jesus Christ and makes it a blessing for his readers to learn from the letter of Philippians. This commentary is written in a way that would be helpful for any Christian, from the scholar, to the pastor, to the laymen, to the baby Christian.

  2. Dan Phillips

    Dan Phillips


    GET THIS. I had the joy of reading the manuscript. It is a must-have for, at least, preachers and teachers of Philippians, as well as any serious student. Harmon brings that rare combination of readable scholarship warmed by love for Christ and His Gospel. I expect this to be used for many years to come.


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