Contributed on Oct 15, 2017
Paul gives us the antitode to worry, and he calls us to think right, pray right, and live right, as we live lives victorious for Christ.
Philippians 4:4-9 Advancing through Anxiety Today we wrap up our four-Sunday walk through Philippians. I hope you have found it as relevant as I have. We’ve looked at keeping a heavenly perspective while living fully this life. We’ve sought to become a servant like Jesus. We’ve been challenged ...read more
Contributed on Sep 24, 2017
In Paul's "to live is Christ, to die is gain," we learn a new boldness, a singlemindedness, and a fearless approach to death when God brings it. We can serve God fully with yearning expectation for the life to come.
Philippians 1:21-26 Living with One Foot in Eternity Over the next four weeks, we’ll look at the tiny New Testament book of Philippians. It’s actually a letter the Apostle Paul wrote around 61 AD to the church in Philippi. Paul wrote from prison in Rome, probably during his first imprisonment, ...read more
Contributed on Oct 1, 2017
God calls us to radically change our mindset, to be like-minded, humble-minded, and Christ-minded. As we follow Jesus, we learn to value others above ourselves and to truly live the way we were meant to live, so a watching world will take note.
Philippians 2:1-11 Change your Mind! Sometimes people easily change their mind. I heard about a guy who e-mailed his ex. He said, My dearest Susan, I’ve been so desolate ever since I broke off our engagement. Simply devastated. Won’t you PLEASE consider coming back to me? You hold a place ...read more
Contributed on Oct 8, 2017
Release your past to Christ, both successes and failures. Reach toward your glorious future, living with one foot in eternity as you remember where you’re heading. And daily seek to grow closer to Christ. Make it your daily ambition to know Christ better.
Philippians 3:10-14 Forgetting and Focusing I noticed an odd phenomenon in the military. When people were drawing close to retirement or their discharge date, their whole demeanor changed. They started dragging to formation. Their PT efforts became weakened. Their work grew subpar, or average ...read more