Basics for Believers: An Exposition of Philippians
Carson, D. A.
An exposition of Philippians that considers Paul's instruction on consistent integrity and the cross as the center of life.
Christians taking their first steps of faith as well as experienced saints reexamining their spiritual foundations will gain exceptional instruction and encouragement from this fresh look at the fundamental disciplines of the Christian life. To ensure persistent progress in their journey of faith, Carson urges believers to put the gospel first in their relationships, prayer life, career goals, and personal choices; take the right perspective on the cross and let it shape their outlook on suffering, witnessing and persevering for the faith; emulate Christian leaders who model compassion, faithfulness, confidence in Christ, and heavenly mindedness; resolve never to give up the Christian walk but instead to pursue the same seven virtues Paul enjoins upon the Philippians.
About the Author
D. A. Carson (PhD, University of Cambridge) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He is the author or editor of more than forty books and is one of the leaders of The Gospel Coalition.