Philippians 1:20 (GNT) In our passage today, the Apostle Paul continues to call his spiritual family in Philippi to a place of courage. The biblical definition of courage is to show oneself strong. God’s presence and power in the life of his people is the basis for biblical courage which causes one to stand against fear and intimidation. Paul reminds his spiritual family it is their duty to trust God in all things; to find joy beyond the difficult circumstances because God is good. The apostle isn’t all talk; he chooses to be the example of this duty for his
The Word of God is beneficial to knowing God’s will for our lives.
According to the Apostle Paul, “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. “(2 Timothy 3:16 NLT)
So, let’s spend time in the Word everyday.
Philippians 1:9-11 In our passage today, Paul is writing to the believers in Philippi while he is in a Roman prison. He is joyful in his encouragement to this spiritual family, yet throughout his letters he is real to acknowledge his sufferings are for the glory of God. Philippians 1:9 I
Philippians 2:1-13 Joined Together in Perfect Unity1 Look at how much encouragement you’ve found in your relationship with the Anointed One! You are filled to overflowing with his comforting love. You have experienced a deepening friendship with the Holy Spirit and have felt his tender affection and mercy. 2 So I’m asking
James 4:11-12 (TPT) 11 Dear friends, as part of God’s family, never speak against another family member, for when you slander a brother or sister you violate [slander] God’s law of love. And your duty is not to make yourself a judge of the law of love by saying that
Matthew 18:1-5 (TPT) Who Is the Greatest in the Kingdom Realm?1 At that time the disciples came to ask Jesus, “Who is considered to be the greatest in heaven’s kingdom realm?”2 Jesus called a little one [toddler] to his side and said to them, 3 “Learn this well: Unless you dramatically change your
Romans 16:17-20 (MSG) 17-18 One final word of counsel, friends. Keep a sharp eye out for those who take bits and pieces of the teaching that you learned and then use them to make trouble. Give these people a wide berth. They have no intention of living for our Master Christ.
Psalm 119:97-98I Love the Word of God97 O how I love and treasure the revelation of your word;throughout the day I fill my heart with its light!98 By considering your commands I have an edge over my enemies,for I take seriously everything you say. Recently, I have been reading a book written