Category: Philippians

The Power of Church Unity

Philippians 1:27-30, “Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind, striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God. For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but...

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The Bucket List

The Bucket List, starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson is about two very different men who are both diagnosed with terminal diseases. One of the men, upon learning of his condition, decides to draft a “bucket list.” The list would include achievements and things to see before he “kicks the bucket.” After viewing the film, I began to re-visit my bucket list: Attend a baseball game at every major league park in America. Visit the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London. Walk the streets of Geneva where John Calvin ministered. Stand at the Castle Door in Wittenberg. Climb the stairs of...

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It Begins with the Gospel of Grace and Peace

Philippians 1:1-2, “Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers and deacons: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Jesus humbled Himself as the greatest bondservant of all. He laid His life down for others. When Paul admits to the Philippians here at the beginning that he and Timothy are servants, they are ultimately looking to Jesus. After all, what good are saints, overseers, and deacons if they will not serve one another or the communities they live in?...

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