Philippians 3-4: Victory in Christ.

June 21, 2015. Daily Reading: Philippians 3-4. Background: Philippians 1-2. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 3 1. Counting everything as loss: Here Paul talks to the Philippians about the bigger picture in life. Before Paul became a Christian, he tried to base his righteousness on works that he had done. He was a Pharisee of Pharisees,…

Philippians 1-2: To live is Christ.

June 16, 2015. Daily Reading: Philippians 1-2. Background: This letter is a letter of Paul written to the church at Philippi, which was one of the earliest churches in Europe. Paul, along with Timothy and Silas, had visited Philippi on his second missionary journey after being called to the region in a vision at night,…

Content in the Lord.

October 22, 2014. Are you content in Christ? Last Sunday I heard a good sermon on the peace of God that passes understanding and it really tied in to this idea of being content in Christ. We all know the verse. “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13) But this verse…

Unity through humility.

September 14, 2014. “So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.” (Philippians 2:1-2) I dream of a day when all Christians are unified under one…