Category Archives: Philippians

July 23 – United: Church – Philippians 1

Read Philippians 1:1-11 What is it that unites military personnel serving in the armed forces? They come from all kinds of diverse backgrounds. As early as basic training, the use of “I” is discouraged, it is all about “we, us, … Continue reading

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July 16 – United: Country – Philippians 3

Read Philippians 3:15-21 God has given me the opportunity to travel to many countries of the world. Everywhere I’ve gone, I’ve carried a passport that identifies me as a citizen of the United States. That passport provides many privileges I … Continue reading

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May 3 – When I Get Out – “Get Out” vs “Still In”

Read Philippians 1:12-26 “When I get out…” We are using those words these days to introduce those things we long to do when the protective restrictions of COVID-19 are lifted. Many of us are longing for the greater freedom that … Continue reading

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March 29 – COVID-19: Life in the New Normal (Day 4)

Read Philippians 3:1-16 We are examining seven words that speak to our current situation in a COVID-19 / stay-at-home world. Sovereignty Community Family Today’s word is “intentionality.” My wife can attest to it, but I am pretty predictable. I tend … Continue reading

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January 31 – God’s Will – God’s will and prison experiences

Read Philippians 1:1-26 Paul’s letter to Philippian believers is categorized as one of the “prison epistles.”  In other words, this was a letter he wrote from a prison cell. So what do you write from a prison cell?  Paul described some … Continue reading

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January 1 – Life Verses – Philippians 2:3-4

Read Philippians 2:3-4 A couple years ago, Psychological Science published a study suggesting that people are becoming more individualistic.  And that’s not just an American trend, it’s a global trend.  In general, life is becoming more and more about us. … Continue reading

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December 27 – Life Verses – Philippians 1:21

Read Philippians 1:21 I remember seeing some shirts for young teens in a store and one sparkle-filled, bright pink shirt caught my attention.  It had in large black letters loaded with sequins the phrase “it’s all about me!”  I can … Continue reading

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December 1 – GIVE JOY – Jesus left Heaven for us

Read John 1:1-18 and Philippians 2:5-8 “And the Word became flesh…” So there He was; living in Heaven with God. There is literally nothing that could have been better for Jesus! Take the time to imagine what Heaven will be … Continue reading

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October 21 – Prison Letters – Generosity: Meeting Needs and Meaningful Worship

Read Philippians 4:10-23 Much like you today, Paul lived at a time and in a culture where money was necessary.  As he traveled about on his missionary journeys, he was reluctant to ask those benefiting from his ministry for money.  In … Continue reading

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October 20 – Prison Letters – Relational Harmony and Situational Peace

Read Philippians 4:2-9 Relational harmony and situational peace . . . all of us yearn for those two things.  And yet, as you probably realize, harmony and peace are often goals that we are pursuing and not always our current experience.  … Continue reading

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