Monthly Archives: October 2014

Philippians 2: A call to serve

Paul’s counter-cultural perspective moves from finding JOY in the face of suffering to finding the opportunity to serve instead of rule. Paul’s opening words of Philippians chapter 2 point out that he has a different perspective on life than most … Continue reading

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Philippians 1: A call to JOY in the face of trials

It doesn’t take long to realize that Paul thinks differently than most people I know. He writes from prison, but is rejoicing. (1:12-13) He is looking at the end of his life, but is rejoicing. (1:21) He is remembering hard … Continue reading

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Philippians: A call to live a counter-cultural life

Paul writes Philippians from a prison cell, yet he uses the root word JOY over a dozen times. He truly lives a counter-cultural life. He shows us that at the center of such a life is Jesus. It’s a life … Continue reading

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