Category Archives: Philippians

December 11 – Behind the Christmas Card – Excessive Spending

Read Philippians 4:11-12 I love the spirit of giving at Christmas time! It is a joyous and contagious act. However, following my Christmas spirit and smile, for many years, was a dread of the bill to come because I spent … Continue reading

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April 19 – Following by Imitation

Read Philippians 2:1-11 When I was little there was many an afternoon that I would spend out in our front yard with a baseball bat swinging at air. In my mind I was my favorite baseball player hitting a walk … Continue reading

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April 14: Following and Your Boasting and Yearning

Read Philippians 3:1-21 In these post-Easter days, we are considering what it looks like to follow Christ. Certainly, the apostle Paul provides for us a great model of following. In this passage, not only does he tell his own story, … Continue reading

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March 19: Challenging Thoughts

Read Philippians 4:1-8 Imagine that you live on a busy street and have a 3 year-old boy. Of course, you wouldn’t just allow the little one to play outside without supervision. No, you would be very careful to watch him, … Continue reading

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March 18: Someone to Imitate

Read Philippians 3:15-4:1 Imagine teaching a young child how to use scissors with merely verbal instructions or teaching an elementary aged student how to shoot a lay-up in basketball with only a written description of the process.  It would be … Continue reading

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March 17: Three Ways of Thinking

Read Philippians 3:1-21 There are three different mindsets of people that Paul references in this chapter.  You possibly operate under one of these mindsets.  And, in the course of your day today, you likely will/did encounter people representing one or … Continue reading

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March 16: Servant Models

Read Philippians 2:19-30 When we add someone new to our Grace Group, we often introduce ourselves to the new participant…but not in the way you might expect.  We do not go around the circle saying, “My name is ________.  I … Continue reading

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