There are some of us that need to learn this skill. Luke-Acts As Pastor Brian says, “We don’t like people who sin differently than we do!”. God is he in whom any situation becomes our glory and in whom a man finds strength to go on gallantly when life has fallen in. Paul “pleads” (beseeches, begs, implores) with both of them. Realize and remember what Christ has done so this could be true. In any conflict resolution, we need to keep in mind that our overall goal isn’t just to have peace. It is important to understand that this is not "joy" as the world defines joy, envisioning it as an emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires. Mattoon on gentleness - There is a deeper meaning found here in this word. -------------------- Beloved, let your balloon go. There are two words for crown in Greek, and they have different backgrounds. (2-9) Expresses contentment in every condition of life. One hand is nailed to the Cross, the other is stretched out. Paraklesis (Greek #3874) is comfort and strength combined. 5:5). View Resource, Even if God never gives us another blessing, what Jesus did on our behalf gives us more than a sufficient reason to rejoice. Metaphorically suzugos describes one individual subjected to another. There is, likewise, little direct theological instruction, also with one momentous exception. Title Philippians derives its name from the Greek city where the church to which it was addressed was located. You can walk around and say that you are rejoicing but if it's not seen then you are not rejoicing. Listen to the words of Solomon the wise: “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Do not delay or doubt God’s ability to help you resolve the problem. Acts 16:12), and many veterans of the Roman army settled there. Their names are written in the book of life. It is a good work to succour and help a good minister in trouble. Did you note the repetition of standing firm in the context of spiritual warfare? Listen to James, the brother of Jesus: “Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.” (James 3:18). Let us seek to give assurance that our names are written in the book of life. To trust elsewhere is vanity; and the more implicit such misplaced trust becomes the more bitter will be the ensuing disappointment; but to trust in the living God is sanctified common sense which needs no excuse, its result shall be its best vindication. This word describes a close companion (yokefellow). To many people, his behavior is what can be expected of any conservative Christian. I just stop, and I say, "Jesus, I love You. General Epistles Each morning she would meet the new day with eagerness.

Remember where you’re going, the glory.

(1) Gives directions to some, and to all in general.

Is your vocabulary vicious or do your adjective affirm? When faced with the choice of self-pity or rejoicing, let's respond with rejoicing. "In the Lord." Who seeth not, what fightings without, what terrors within, what anguishes in the soul, what griefes in the bodie, what perils abroade, what practices at home, what troubles we have on every side? There are the things which the King James Version and the Revised Standard call lovely. And they'll know we are Christians by our love, by our love Is it possible for a person's name to be erased from the Book of Life? It doesn’t mean that either has given up the faith. It is influential for good. The magnificent passage describing Christ’s humiliation and exaltation (2:5–11) contains some of the most profound and crucial teaching on the Lord Jesus Christ in all the Bible. Amen." Also, it’s possible to hold correct doctrine in an insensitive, proud manner that results in relational conflict. (Phillips: Touchstone). And, of course, the primary way of practicing God’s presence is to pray. If the Lord be your joy, your joy will never dry up.

That’s how he is a rock, and that’s how you can be a rock too.

I hadn’t thought of that. The little blonde-haired girl answered, “Don’t be mad daddy, we were just playing church!”, ILLUSTRATION: The story is told of a church in Kentucky that has roof that is half green and half red.

How often we discount what we think are "small squabbles" between believers in a local body because we assume they are of such little spiritual consequence! On the reduplication of the precept… The earnest English expositor of this epistle thus writes—, “Now see how it pleaseth the Lord, that as the Apostle comes againe and againe unto this holy exhortation, and leaves it not with once or twice, but even the third time also exhorteth them to rejoyce in the Lord; so I should come unto you againe and againe, even three severall times with the same exhortation to rejoyce in the Lord.

There are the things which are just. And no one else, confess; The word euaggelion was in just as common use in the first century as our words good news today.

Through this passage breathes the warmth of Paul's affection for his Philippian friends.