As we conclude the third chapter of Philippians, we see Paul giving us essentially three ways to center on the gospel: engaging in discipleship, remembering our citizenship, and anticipating heaven.
Some discontentment is bad, but holy discontentment is good. If we’re always tuned to the grace of God, we can fearlessly examine our weaknesses and, in a healthy way, regularly contrast our imperfection with the perfection of Jesus.
The world often paints a picture of love like this: “I love you because of how I feel when I am with you.” (What about when the feelings leave?) “I love you because you treat me this way.” (What if he treats you poorly once? Does love disappear?) “I love you because we never fight.” […]
Righteousness is like a resume. It is the thing we need to get in the door. Just like a school resume opens the door to college, and a business resume opens the door to job opportunities, so the merits of our life get used to find relationships with others, ourselves and God. The problem we […]
The foundation, the motivation of a life of humility and service to others, is the example of Jesus Christ’s humble life and sacrificial death on the cross. Paul teaches in Philippians that we must always remember the gospel, so you won’t forget that God will not expect something of you that He won’t both empower […]