Chained [Paul] might be, yet this joyful prisoner of the Lord never wrote more warmly nor more wisely than in this letter to his friends in Philippi ... Yet the apostle is not blind to faults, even of loyal brethren for whom he has a special affection. Evidently there was some dissension in this lively Christian community, due to personal jealousies and animosities. Unfortunately the same can be just as true today. The gospel is still at times preached from motives of selfish ambition and rivalry. All of us are still inclined to look after our own interests only. And fine Christian workers ... are still quarrelling ... Be warned by this letter, be guided by it and be refreshed by it.
About the Author
Michael Bentley is the pastor of Great Hollands Free Church, Bracknell in southern England and is actively involved in his local community as a school governor and member of various committees.
"Commentaries ... can be of great value ... Most of all we need the help of those whose work is to feed, guard and care for God’s people week by week. Michael Bentley is just such an experienced pastor and teacher." - R. C. Lucas, Rector of St Helen’s Bishopsgate, London
"Once again, Michael Bentley displays his rare gift for communicating deep truths both clearly and simply. Easily accessible to the young believer, this commentary nevertheless contains insights that may well surprise and delight the busy pastor. Michael’s relaxed, street-level style should not deceive us! This volume would make a seriously useful addition to any Christian’s bookshelves." - Jonathan Stephen, President-elect, Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC)