The joy of Jesus builds and sustains

The joy of Jesus builds and sustains

Joy is probably the fruit of the Spirit that is the most difficult for me. I have wrinkles in between my eyebrows from furrowing my eyebrows so much. I’m often thoughtful but very often fail to be thankful. I’m often more naturally jaundiced than jubilant. But, I just taught on Philippians and it is the […]

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, […]

The Coronavirus and the Christian

How should Christians think about and respond to the coronavirus? Here are some initial thoughts… Plague and the Problem of Evil Christians see the world in a way that makes sense of the world. We have an understanding of why plagues and the problem of evil exist. That leads us to acknowledge something else that’s […]

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 […]

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