Guard your Heart

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it” (Proverbs 4:23). We’ve probably all heard someone say, “I love you with all my heart.” What they mean, of course, is not I love you with the muscle in my chest that pumps blood around my body. That would be creepy. They say, […]

Paul’s Letters

Galatians* Who: Paul (authorship undisputed) Where: Asia Minor When: c. 48 Why: To warn against legalism and defend justification by faith as well as Paul’s apostolic authority. Short Outline • Paul’s defense (1-2) • Justification by faith (3-4) • The Christian life (5-6)

Living in Light of the Majesty of Christ

  Introduction In Paul’s letter to the Philippians, Paul is seeking to bless and encourage the Philippian church. He has encouraged and wants his friends in Philippi to be bold (1:14), receive joy in the faith (v. 25), and live a life worthy of the gospel (v. 27). So, how is Paul encouraging the Philippians […]

Living to Share the Gospel

As we read in Philippians we see that Paul lived to share the gospel. That’s what he was all about. Even when he was imprisoned for sharing the gospel he said, “It’s okay. It actually worked out quite well because I was able to tell the prison guards about Jesus.” Paul lived to share the […]

Gospel Friendships

In the army there is a thing called a “battle buddy,” or at least at Basic Combat Training, there is. A “battle buddy” is someone that is always around you; someone you’re always helping and receiving help from. At Basic Training you do everything with your battle buddy, and if you don’t you get in […]

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