Beware of Legalistic Accomplishments (Philippians 3:1-6)

Do you ever find yourself following the letter of the law, but missing the spirit of the law, placing rules over relationships? Consistently placing man-made precepts over people is legalism, and Paul warned the Church at Philippi to beware of legalistic accomplishments. “Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me […]

Joy in Believing (Philippians 3:1-21)

Have you ever believed something to be true when it wasn’t? When my oldest daughter was in sixth grade, she played in her first organized school basketball game with her dad as the coach. All ten girls traveled around the court like an amoeba with a player occasionally emerging from the crowd with the ball. […]

Direct Others to the Light (Philippians 2:16b-18, 19-30)

How is God using you to direct others from darkness toward the light of Christ? Paul challenged the Philippians to direct others to the light of Christ. “In order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing. But even if I am being poured out […]

Reflect the Light (Philippians 2:14-16a)

Have you complained or argued, today? There’s something fallen inside each of us that believes we will find satisfaction in complaining or arguing a bad call in our lives. When we complain or argue, we do so from darkness in our hearts. Paul called the church at Philippi to reflect the light of Christ. “Do […]