September 25, 2019

 Finally . . . rejoice in the Lord! . . . it is a safeguard for you. (Philippians 3:1)

Take another look at joy, Paul says. What is it we haven’t understood?  What makes us ho-hum it away, treating it like a good thing, if it happens?

If it happens? Paul would stare at u...

September 18, 2019

How do we know when something is God’s will?

This is where too many of us struggle with confusion.  We carry a belief that God’s will is something remote and difficult to understand.  It’s the target we always miss but keep trying to hit.  That’s why this verse, in its...

September 11, 2019

Where does your most important, soul-satisfying encouragement and comfort come from?

Paul shares the most comprehensive summary of what it means to let the heart of Christ grow in you so that what comes out of you came from Christ first. 

Read the verse slowly to identif...

September 4, 2019

How do you grow joy?

Paul put his growth plan in a prayer.  Paul  was a prayer partner for every group of people he taught, wrote for, and preached to.  In a very real way, he can become our prayer partner, too, because he left his prayer for us.  It’s covers growth ter...

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