Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe. Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision. For we
Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants. (26) For he longed after you all, and was full of
In Philippians 2:17-30 we see three examples of sacrifice.
- 17-18- Paul
- 19-24- Timothy
- 25-30- Epaphroditus
Last week we looked at the first example, the apostle Paul. We saw how he poured out his life
A pig and a chicken hear about a fundraising breakfast at a local church, and the chicken makes a suggestion to the pig. “Why don’t I donate the eggs
(15) That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; (16) Holding forth the word of life;
We live in a culture that is very discontented. Complaining happens every time there is a line, traffic, weather, bad service at the restaurant, when it is Monday, waking up early, trouble connecting with Wi-Fi, litter, and the like.
(12) Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. (13) For it is God which worketh in
A “queen’s tea” is a formal affair where people dress up and enjoy a small portion of tea and fancy cookies and sandwiches. For my wife’s birthday I surprised her one year. She was in the bathroom cleaning. She
Every generation rests on the sacrifices of the generations that have gone before.
There are a generation of people who have been at our church throughout the decades. They have bought in and have stuck around the highs and lows
This is a time of incredible disunity in our country. Isn’t it amazing how God works out the preaching of His Word to address what is happening in our lives?
Last week we talked about the importance of unity and
Four Reasons for Pursuing Unity
If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, (2) Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having
Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind
But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. (23) For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be
For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, (20) According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but
Not much has changed over the years. There has always been a tendency for human beings to be happy in good circumstances, but not in bad circumstances. You can tell the spiritual maturity of a person by how they