{Joy Day 25} Help These Women

  I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord.  Yes I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life. Philippians 4:2-3, emphasis added Help these women ... Have you ever felt that way?  Seeing the conflict between two women (or more) in your church and knowing that they both long to serve the Lord but have allowed our enemy to work ... [Read More]

{Joy} 31 Days in Philippians … An Index

Here's a listing of the 31 Days of Joy: a journey through philippians posts. Grace and Peace  {Philippians 1:1-2} Making My Prayer with Joy {Philippians 1:3-6} Partakers of Grace {Philippians 1:7-8} The Fruit of Righteousness {Philippians 1:9-11} More Bold to Speak {Philippians 1:12-14} Christ Is Proclaimed {Philippians 1:15-19} To Live Is Christ {Philippians 1:20-22} Joy in the Faith {Philippians 1:23-26} Standing Firm in One Spirit {Philippians 1:27-28} Suffer for His ... [Read More]

{Joy Day 24} Stand Firm in the Lord

For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ.  Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself. Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and ... [Read More]

{Joy Day 23} Let Us Hold True

Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you.  Only let us hold true to what we have attained.  Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us. Philippians 3:15-17, emphasis added Welcome Sunday!   The past seven days have been long and filled with many difficulties, worries, and fears.   What a sweet reminder from these verses this morning ... Let us hold ... [Read More]

{Joy Day 22} Because Christ Jesus Has Made Me His Own

Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.  But one thing I do:  forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:12-14, emphasis added Has Christ Jesus made you His own?  Maybe you've been reading these posts and found them interesting, even compelling, but somehow you realize I'm ... [Read More]

{Joy Day 21} By Any Means Possible

That I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead. Philippians 3:10-11, emphasis added By any means possible.  I have to confess, this scares me.   Paul said this and he was stoned, beaten, shipwrecked, imprisoned.  Me?  I'm more of a "go to church, hang out with my Christian friends, read Karen Kingsbury books, and talk about our favorite worship songs" ... [Read More]