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Philippians 2:25

I have thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, and your messenger and minister to my need, (Philippians 2:25, ESV)
Epaphroditus is one of the Philippian Church's own. He is a guy that was sent by the Philippians to minister to Paul in his time of need. He cam bearing a gift from the Philippians to Paul.

Paul is now ready to send him home. It sounds like he will be traveling with Timothy.

Consider how Paul refers to this man:
"my brother"
"fellow worker"
"fellow soldier"

and also...
"your messenger and minister to my need"

These are all such wonderful terms of endearment. They speak of family, labor, and loyalty. And I can only think that he was sent to be a true representation of the heart of the Philippian Christians.

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