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Old Friends


Philippians 1:7 – 8 “It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart, for whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me. God can testify how I long for all of you […]

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Master Builder: God’s blueprint from Philippians


Philippians 1:6 “. . . being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” I get really impatient with God sometimes, just wanting Him to go ahead and do whatever it is He plans to do in my life. […]

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Teamwork: Lessons from Philippians


Philippians 1:4 – 5 “I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.” The people in the Philippian church were valuable partners in Paul’s ministry. They loved him, supported […]

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Love, Joy, and Attaboy: Lessons from Philippians


Philippians is one of my favorite books of the Bible. Probably because it’s so happy and smiley and uplifting, and sometimes my inner Eeyore just needs that kind of encouragement. So for the next few weeks, I’m going to delve into that book. Feel free to join me. Comment. Point out things I missed. Please! […]

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What a Difference a Life Makes!

Philippians 4:21 – 23 “Greet all the saints in Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me send greetings. All the saints send you greetings, especially those who belong to Caesar’s household. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.” Paul penned these words approximately thirty years after Christ’s death. Thirty […]

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To God Be the Glory

Philippians 4:20 “To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” More than twenty years ago, one of the great singers and songwriters of our time wrote a song titled, “To God Be the Glory.” I wonder if Andrae Crouch had been studying this passage in Philippians as he penned the now […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Philippians 1:3 “I thank my God every time I remember you.”

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Mmmmm . . . That Smells Good!

Philippians 4:18 “I have received full payment and even more; I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.” Don’t you just love the smell of hot, fresh apple pie, straight from the oven, laced with cinnamon? I […]

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Credited to Your Account

Philippians 4:17 “Not that I am looking for a gift, but I am looking for what may be credited to your account.” My son, Foster, will turn six years old in a few weeks. He has been dropping hints about what he wants for his birthday. He wants a guitar. And a race track. And […]

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Earning a Living

Philippians 4:15-16 “Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only; for even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid again and again when I […]

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