{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]

{Joy Day 20} Counted as Loss for the Sake of Christ

But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ.  Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.  For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith. Philippians 3:7-9, emphasis added "Count ... [Read More]