Paul expressed his thanks to God for his brothers and sisters in Christ. He prays for grace-the underserved favor of Christ to be upon them. He prays for the peace that results as we live our lives for His glory. We must believe the best of our brothers and sisters in Christ and forecast achievement for them.
Scripture: Philippians 1:1-5
I have always found Jesus’ words in Matt 5:21-22 to be shattering. He begins by reminding his listeners that anyone who murders will be judged. But then he gives three case studies of actions that seem far less serious than murder. “I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, ‘ Raca ’ is...
Author: Tim Keller
The apostle Paul wrote the letter to the Philippians from a dark prison cell in Rome. We learn much about inner joy and contentment from his story.The prisons of loneliness, negativity and greed each have unique ways of trapping us. We have been granted three strategies to combat them: relationships, prayer and generosity.
Speaker: Mark Batterson
Scripture: Philippians 4:1-8
Topic: Emotional Health
Here are a few things you should know about the future of Christianity and how we can reach the next generation with the Gospel in an authentic, relevant way. Our culture has experienced dramatic change. It’s nothing beyond enormous. 9/11 has entirely shaped a new generation. There’s three major things that are colliding and creating sea change in our culture. ...
Author: Gabe Lyons
“My true brother and sister and mother are those who do what God wants.” Mark 3:35 “Give me a word picture to describe a relative in your life who really bugs you.” I was asking the question of a half-dozen friends sitting around a lunch table. They all gave me one of those “what-in-the-world?” expressions. So I explained. “I keep meeting people who can’t deal with...
Author: Max Lucado
What is the source of your joy? Why do you get anxious? God reveals through Paul His plan for inner peace and strength. WATCH CLAYTON'S STORY
Speaker: Francis Chan
Scripture: Philippians 4:2-9, Nehemiah 8:10