Category Archives: Philippians

Rejoice in the Lord

Where can we find a lasting joy? We find it first and foremost in the Lord. Paul tells us to rejoice in the Lord (Philippians 3:1). Lest we miss it, he says it again in the next chapter – twice … Continue reading

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Are You a Joyful Person?

Philippians is often referred to as the epistle of joy. Fourteen times in this short book we find the words “joy” and “rejoice.” Paul rejoices and he calls his readers to rejoice. Which raises the question: Are you a joyful … Continue reading

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We Can Have Great Peace in a World of Things

Paul tells us that he is content whether he faces plenty or hunger, abundance or need (Philippians 4:11-13). He is at peace with a lot or a little. And we too are called to be at peace whether we have … Continue reading

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We Can Have Great Peace in a Life Filled with Trials

A lot of circumstances can lead to anxiety – that unsettled feeling in the pit of your stomach, that fear in your heart and your mind. But God calls us to peace (Philippians 4:6-7). Indeed he calls us to a … Continue reading

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We Can Have Great Peace in a Church Filled with Differences

In Acts 16, we get a glimpse of the planting of the church at Philippi. The first members include a wealthy woman, a jailor, and possibly a slave girl. These are very different people – hardly people that would have … Continue reading

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We Have a Great Hope to Be Resurrected With Jesus

Today we look at the last of our great hopes from the book of Philippians. As we have already seen, we have a great hope to be with Jesus and to see his return. Today we consider that: We have … Continue reading

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We Have a Great Hope to See Jesus Return

Yesterday, we looked at one of Paul’s three great hopes in the book of Philippians. Today we want to consider the second great hope: We have a great hope to see Jesus return. In Philippians 3:20-21, we are reminded that … Continue reading

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We Have a Great Hope to Be With Jesus

In the book of Philippians, Paul gives us three great hopes. I want to look at one of those hopes each of the next three days. So today we want to consider that: We have a great hope to be … Continue reading

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