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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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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The Surpassing Value of Knowing Christ

We last left off with the apostle Paul noting that all the earthly achievements and religious prestige he had once possessed was of no value in saving his soul.  Today let’s continue looking at this and just how passionately he wanted to make the point that salvation is by faith alone. But whatever things were […]

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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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He Humbled Himself

As we head into the most important week of remembrance and celebration for believers, we come to an incredible passage in Philippians that not only helps us consider the gravity of Christ’s sacrifice, which started long before the cross, but also convicts us as we consider our own struggle with pride and choosing our will […]

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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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To Live Is Christ

We’ve come to a passage, and specifically a verse, that is one of the more popular in Scripture: Philippians 1:21.  It is often quoted, printed on coffee mugs and wall art, and sung in songs.  But as we’ve become accustomed to, it’s best to examine verses carefully to have a deeper and more accurate understanding […]

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