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Grace: Beginning to End

Philippians 4:21-23 Can you think of any famous sign-off lines in the last century? Some simple, legendary ones include Paul Harvey, the radio broadcaster who told “the rest of the story” and ended with “Good day!” Dick Clark always said “For now, Dick Clark, so long.” News anchor Walter Kronkite noted, “And that’s the way it is.” Some […]

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Generous Partnership

Philippians 4:14-20 The church in Philippi got it. Their hearts were arrested by a Rich King who laid down His crown and became bankrupt so that we might partake in His riches. The Philippians’ love for this King shaped their generosity, and they whole-heartedly partnered with the Apostle Paul in the furthering of the Gospel. […]

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What’s On Your Mind?

Philippians 4:8-9 So, what’s been on your mind, lately? Or to put it into more everyday language, “Whatcha thinkin’ about?” Although we are sometimes tempted to answer, “Nothing,” we no doubt are thinking about something. One of the characteristics of being human – being image-bearers of God – is that we think. So, the question is […]

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Bad Religion

Philippians 3:1-11 Would you consider yourself a religious person? In what ways? In Philippians 3, the Apostle Paul gives a list of ways he could place “confidence” in his flesh as a religious person. But then he sharply warns against this sort of confidence. “But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake […]

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A Proven Servant

Philippians 2:19-24 When you think back on your spiritual journey, who were the people God used to encourage you in the faith? Your parents? Maybe a teacher or a pastor? A grandparent? A close friend? Most believers can think of at least one or two people who were instrumental in their Christian growth. In Philippians […]