Philippians 4:1-3 Stand Firm Together

After magnificent theological prelude, Paul now gets to the task at hand - a call to unity and thanksgiving for the gift given to him by the church. Paul also makes a reference here to the "Book of Life," a momentous concept that launches this lesson into a communion celebration.

Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends!  I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. Yes, and I ask you, my true companion, help these women since they have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life.
— Philippians 4:1-3
Edward Anton