Dwell On These Things

Every day we are bombarded with negativity. News and social media feeds continually gnaw at us to focus on the bad things going on in the world and our lives, and if left unchecked this can have a serious impact on our ability to trust God and be joyful in every circumstance, as we are […]

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The Peace of God

And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:7 NASB Christians long for and seek after the peace of God. It’s amazing when we experience it – a peculiar comfort and lack of worry about something that would otherwise be shaking us to […]

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Be Anxious For Nothing

We’ve come to one of the more famous verses in Scripture, sandwiched between several very encouraging statements and instructive commands Paul wrote to the church in Philippi.  Today’s passage is often quoted, put on wall art, screensavers, and coffee mugs.  But the truths in this exhortation are very important for every believer to understand and […]

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Rejoice in the Lord, Always!

One of the beautiful things about Scripture is that no matter where you are in life, or what circumstances you may be facing, you can find simple but powerful truths that, if taken in with a humble and teachable heart, can completely change your attitude. Today’s passage is one containing such truth.  Simple, encouraging, worthy […]

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Stand Firm In The Lord

Turning to the fourth and final chapter of his letter to the Philippians, Paul again shared his affection and love with this church, and offers a pastoral exhortation to remain strong in the faith.  Therefore, my beloved brethren whom I long to see, my joy and crown, in this way stand firm in the Lord, […]

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Citizens of Heaven

Following a scathing rebuke of those who lead people away from the true gospel of Christ, those he describes as enemies of the cross, the apostle Paul returns to the encouraging theme found throughout this epistle to the church in Philippi. For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a […]

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Rejoice in the Lord!

As we turn a chapter in our study of Philippians, we are greeted with simple yet powerful words of encouragement.  It’s also a good time to remember that verses and chapter markers were added to the Bible long after it was first written, and sometimes these can break up a single thought.  So for context, […]

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Share Your Joy

We left off a few weeks ago with the apostle Paul instructing believers to do all things without grumbling or disputing and to live above reproach even among a wicked generation (cf: Phil 2: 14-16).  He continues with his exhortation, by writing: But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon […]

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To Suffer For His Sake

I’ve heard it said that the Bible was written for believers.  While it certainly contains powerful truths that apply to every human, I believe this statement is generally true.  Why?  Because to understand, appreciate, and live by God’s Word, we must have faith and be guided in comprehension by the Holy Spirit.  A lot of […]

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Pressing On For His Glory

The glory and mystery of God’s Word is that it’s how the Lord speaks to us.  While we passively read about those who have received visions or even a visit from the Father Himself in the form of a burning bush, the majority of us ‘hear’ from the Lord through the Bible.  This is why […]

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