The Character of Epaphroditus (Php 2:25-30)

Epaphroditus is one of the lesser
known characters in the NT but
has some valuable lessons to
teach us. For those of us who do
not know him, he was a lay
member of the Philippian Church
and also their messenger to Paul
(in Rome) through whom they
sent their material offerings (Php
During the course of his stay with
Paul, Epaphroditus fell dangerously
ill and was almost to the
point of death (v27). We get a
glimpse of his Christ-like character
in this trying situation of his
Firstly, Epaphroditus was very
brave to have accepted the call
for helping out Paul, who was
accused of a capital crime. This
reason itself would have been
sufficient for most to stay away
from Paul. However, he bravely
faced this fact, traveled all the

Epaphroditus is one of the lesser known characters in the NT but has some valuable lessons to teach us. For those of us who do not know him, he was a lay member of the Philippian Church and also their messenger to Paul (in Rome) through whom they sent their material offerings (Php 4:18). During the course of his stay with Paul, Epaphroditus fell dangerously ill and was almost to the point of death (v27). We get a glimpse of his Christ-like character in this trying situation in his life. Continue reading The Character of Epaphroditus (Php 2:25-30)