Category Archives: Philippians

October 17 – Prison Letters – Observing and Affirming

Read Philippians 2:19-30 Depending on the person and the circumstances, you may tend to be blind as a bat and silent as a squirrel.  What do I mean by that?  The blind bat never sees the qualities/actions of others that merit … Continue reading

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October 16 – Prison Letters – Consistent With Your Claim

Read Philippians 2:1-18 As I read some estimates of the number of Christians in the world, I was surprised to see that many sources suggest that there are over 2 billion!  Translated, that would suggest that nearly one in every three … Continue reading

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October 15 – Prison Letters – Fond Memories and Great Expectations

Read Philippians 1:1-30 From a prison cell in Rome in about 62 a.d., Paul reflected on people he had known and experiences he had had some 550 miles to the east and as far back as 10-12 years earlier.  His memories … Continue reading

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May 23 – Trip to the Holy Land – Bethlehem (Herodian)

DAY 11 – BETHLEHEM – THE HERODIAN Theme – Humility Read Philippians 2:1-11 No question about it… Herod the Great loved the good life! The remains of his palaces dot the landscape throughout Israel. Nothing more demonstrates his madness and … Continue reading

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December 20 – Behind the Christmas Card – Expectations

Read Proverbs 10:28 and Philippians 3:20-21 There are many reasons why we dread the Christmas season. Such reasons have already been mentioned in this series with another one being expectations. Getting together with family could very well include family members … Continue reading

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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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