Paul and the Philippians remembered and supported one another in prayer. A joyful, loving, and caring church is one which keeps each other in prayer. Oftentimes, we fail to be a joyful, loving, caring Christian community because we fail to remember and support each other in prayer. There are many
Contributed by Fred Sigle on Feb 13, 2007
This is not the only time the Philippian Brethren saw Paul in JAIL and having his JOY TESTED by DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCE - Acts 16:22-25
What if we had the opportunity to INTERVIEW Paul while he was in this DUNGEON, what do you think he would tell us?
Paul and Silas, are you in there? “Yes,
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jan 24, 2005
“The Land of Beginning Again!” Philippians 3: 12-14 Key verse(s): 13-14:“Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Aug 21, 2004
“Your Bucket is Filled!” Philippians 2: 1-11: Key verse(s): 4 “Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
(Consider Your Neighbor!)
On a recent Saturday, awakening to a beautifully sunrise and cool breezes, I lazed in bed putting tasks upon
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jan 5, 2005
“If You Can’t Beat ‘Em?” Philippians 1: 12-14 Key verse(s): 14:“Because of my chains, most of the brothers in the Lord have been encouraged to speak the word of God more courageously and fearlessly.”
If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em! We’ve all said it at times when it just seemed hopeless and
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Feb 10, 2005
“A Path We Feared to See!” Philippians 2:5-11 Key verse(s): 8:“‘And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death--even the death of the cross.”
We love so many things in this life! Yet, there is one thing so worth loving that is seldom afforded even the
Contributed by Mark Hensley on Oct 18, 2000
A little boy was eagerly looking forward to the birthday party of a friend who lived only a few blocks away. When the day finally arrived, a blizzard made the sidewalks and roads nearly impassable. The lad’s father, sensing the danger, hesitated to let his son go. The youngster reacted tearfully.
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
A Thanks Offering For Working in Your Life
Philippians 1:6 says, "...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
The greatest news of redemption for Christians personally is that they do not need stay the
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Got an Attitude??
Scripture says this about your attitude:
"Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in
Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Aug 25, 2008
The Apathy Club
Did you hear about the college students who wanted to form a new organization on their campus? They called it the "Apathy Club"? Their "Apathy Club" wasn't going to be like any other student group. Where most organizations have a purpose or goal -- or some common interest to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 2, 2008
A friend told Plato of a terrible charge that had been leveled against the famous philosopher. Knowing it was not true, his friend said, "What are we going to do?" Plato replied, "We must simply live in such a way that all people will know it is false." Paul said that an elder is
When a Dream Dies
When a dreams dies, the world is not the same
You realize in an instant everything has changed
Tomorrow will be different
The plans will all be new
For the dream that you were chasing
No longer lives inside of you.
To know the race is over and you’ve been left
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 9, 2009
CLARION CALL OF ONE
The actions of a few are often a clarion call to courage. It requires radical sacrifice and radical commitment to accomplish these things. All that it takes is for one man to refuse to surrender!
Anyone who is familiar with Winston Churchill understands that he was such a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 27, 2009
I CAN’T SEE HIM, SO I’LL LOOK AT YOU
A three-year-old was on the heels of her mother everywhere she walked around the house. Time and time again she’d trip over her small son. She suggested her son play with his toys, but he said he was okay and said, "I’d rather be here with you." Then he
"An untapped aspect of powerful prayer is not so much learning how to get what I want from God; it is rather learning from God how to want what I get."
"Powerful prayer is not so much learning how to get what we want from God; it is learning from God how to want what we
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 2009
KINGDOM IN MY HEART
Alistair MacLean quotes a story from Tauler, the German mystic:
One day Tauler met a beggar. "God give you a good day, my friend." he said. The beggar answered, "I thank God I never had a bad one."
Then Tauler said, "God give you a happy life, my friend." "I thank
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 26, 2009
Dale Carnegie’s Solution to Worry--Prayer
We can forget about what tomorrow brings - we can quit worrying - because if we love Almighty God and have faith in Him, everything will work out for our good! Down through the centuries, many who have tried Him have found that to be true!
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 28, 2009
Fanny Crosby Gained Spiritual Insight from Blindness
Fanny Crosby was only six weeks old when she developed a minor eye inflammation. It was a simple thing to treat even in 1820, the year she was born. All the doctor had to do was apply some poultices to her eyes with a little medication. Only
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 12, 2009
Discontented Home-owner Becomes Content After Realtor Describes House in Ad
A home-owner was tired of his house. He’d lived there for many years, and he more he looked around at the house, the years, the neighbourhood, the more he wanted to be somewhere else. His critical eyes saw things that