Philippians 1:12-14: Imprisoned for Christ, Advancing the Gospel

Read Philippians 1:12-14. I LOVE these verses! They are filled with so much hope and encouragement for all of us who are in Christ! Let's dig in. My Circumstances This is as practical as it gets. We all have circumstances. And in the context of this passage we are talking about negative circumstances. Sometimes they … Continue reading Philippians 1:12-14: Imprisoned for Christ, Advancing the Gospel

Philippians 1:7-11: Completed Together

"You All" Last time we talked about verse six and the promise of sanctification. I have heard that verse quoted most often in an individual context. However, when you look at the context of this whole portion of Scripture, you will find what we so often minimalize, and sometimes miss entirely. In verses 3-8, Paul … Continue reading Philippians 1:7-11: Completed Together

Philippians 1:6: Completed in Christ

Completed In Christ For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. - Philippians 1:6 This is one of my favorite verses in the Bible because, if you're anything like me, this is what sanctification feels like: You … Continue reading Philippians 1:6: Completed in Christ

Philippians 1:3-5: Thankfulness, Remembrance, Prayer, and Partnership.

"I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now." PHILIPPIANS 1:3‭-‬5 NASB Here, we continue following Paul's example of the posture believers should have toward one another. As … Continue reading Philippians 1:3-5: Thankfulness, Remembrance, Prayer, and Partnership.

Philippians 1:1-2. Humility, Grace, and Peace

Paul and Timothy, bond-servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, including the overseers and deacons: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. - Philippians 1:1-2 Most of us have found ourselves guilty of rushing through these introductory parts of the … Continue reading Philippians 1:1-2. Humility, Grace, and Peace

Where Is Your Trust? Part 2: The Object Of Our Trust

"Trust in the Lord..." Proverbs 3:5 As I said in the last post, when it comes to trust, God wants us to take Him at His Word. But He doesn't only say, "Because I said so." He has given us concrete reason to trust what He says, even over trusting our own perceptions and feelings. … Continue reading Where Is Your Trust? Part 2: The Object Of Our Trust

Where Is Your Trust? Part 1: Trust

It's Not A Feeling For many of my years as a believer, I saw Christianity through a purely emotional lens. If I didn't feel Christian, I wasn't. If I didn't feel close to God, I was far from Him. If I didn't feel happy, I was a defective follower of Christ. After all, the choir … Continue reading Where Is Your Trust? Part 1: Trust

Where Is Your Trust? Introduction

A Six Part Series On Proverbs 3:5-6 Have you ever heard someone use the phrase, "Trust no one?" It sounds like a really cool spy movie tagline. It may also be the life motto of an independent (and very lonely) person. But it is really not possible. Everything we do is based on trust in … Continue reading Where Is Your Trust? Introduction