God’s Promise For God’s People

  • May 28, 2017
  • BY admin
  • no responses

At the conclusion to the Book of Philippians, Paul provides encouragement to the Church by describing several promises for provision from God to us. God’s promise of provision is God-focused, and when our provision is rooted in God, it’s inexhaustible. God’s promise of provision is guaranteed and reliable. God’s promise of provision is encompassing of … [Read More…] God’s Promise For God’s People

Giving That Pleases God

  • May 21, 2017
  • BY admin
  • no responses

Why is God so concerned with our financial giving? It’s a matter of our priorities for the Kingdom of God, and where we find our security. Our giving is a form of worship to the Lord. There are five qualities of giving that pleases God: we are to give kindly, to give uniquely, to give … [Read More…] Giving That Pleases God

Learning To Be Content

  • May 14, 2017
  • BY admin
  • no responses

We live in one of the best eras in world history, but it’s easy to be discontent with our lot in life. How can we live with contentment in all ages and stages of life? Paul shows us that Godliness with contentment is the pathway to happiness. There are three parts to true contentment: concern … [Read More…] Learning To Be Content

Think of These Things

  • May 7, 2017
  • BY admin
  • no responses

A large portion of a Christian’s lifelong spiritual battle is in the mind. Thinking in Christ like ways allows us to walk in Christ-centered peace. We need to choose what we think on and what we consider. Paul implores us to implement several disciplines in order to win the battle in our minds. Choose to … [Read More…] Think of These Things

Standing Firm: Unity in the Church

  • March 19, 2017
  • BY admin
  • no responses

Paul’s desire was for the church of Philippi to be united; the same desire remains for the church more broadly today. How can we stand together in unity as a church, and experience the joy promised in the Bible? How can we avoid divisiveness? Unity comes from focusing our minds and preferences not on ourselves … [Read More…] Standing Firm: Unity in the Church

Kingdom View and Kingdom Lives

  • March 12, 2017
  • BY admin
  • no responses

Sometimes we need reminders of things that are easy to forget. The result is we get off track in our relationship with God. Paul, in this passage, is reminding us how to live a kingdom-oriented lifestyle with three important lessons. To have a kingdom lifestyle, we must look to Godly examples, we are cautious of … [Read More…] Kingdom View and Kingdom Lives

Hope for Helpless Hypocrites

  • March 5, 2017
  • BY admin
  • no responses

All of us are hypocrites at one point or another. We hear the Word of God but we walk away from the truths we’ve seen. We often hold others to standards we don’t and can’t maintain ourselves. What hope is there for us? The key to overcoming hypocrisy is to let Jesus make you, to … [Read More…] Hope for Helpless Hypocrites

Religion Versus The Gospel

  • February 26, 2017
  • BY admin
  • no responses

Human propensity is towards religiosity and not the gospel. Religion functions on legal equation: obedience brings about God’s acceptance, a prospect that results in people feeling like they can never do enough to gain God’s approval and always fall short. The gospel reverses human machinations about our individual efforts and places the emphasis on what … [Read More…] Religion Versus The Gospel

Partners of Character: Epaphroditus

  • February 19, 2017
  • BY admin
  • no responses

What are the characteristics of Godly partners in the gospel mission? In this passage, Paul describes admirable characteristics of his partner, Epaphroditus. Paul’s purpose in writing is to show us what it looks like to live a life in the image of Jesus; Paul is giving us a model to follow. We learn two important … [Read More…] Partners of Character: Epaphroditus