Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon – These letters are known, collectively, as the prison letters. They were written by Paul during his time of imprisonment in Rome. In Philippians, we see God’s kingdom as a kingdom as a kingdom of joy: “Rejoice in the Lord always, and, again, I say, rejoice” (Philippians 4:4). When the […]Read More The Kingdom Of God: The Prison Letters – Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon
‘He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the Day of Jesus Christ’ (1:6). God finishes what He starts. We don`t keep going because we are strong. We are ‘kept by the power of God’ (1 Peter 1:5). God’s command – ‘Work out your own salvation’ – must never be separated […]Read More Journey through the New Testament: Philippians
Philippians 3:12-4:23 ‘Christ Jesus has made me His own’(3:12). In Paul`s words, we hear an echo of Jesus` words, ‘You did not choose Me… I chose you’(John 15:16). Christ has claimed us for Himself. He has laid claim to every part of our life. We are to ‘rejoice in the Lord always’(4). We are to […]Read More ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.’
“And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and […]Read More The Best Is Still To Come.
Philippians 1:1-2:11 Do you feel like you can`t go on? Do you feel like giving up? Here`s God`s Word of encouragement for you: ‘He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the Day of Jesus Christ’(1:6). God finishes what He starts – ‘He didn`t bring us this far to […]Read More ‘Kept by the power of God’
Joy in the Lord – This is not a superficail emotion. We rejoice in the Lord – the God of perfect love, the God of perfect holiness. When we see that true joy is joy in the Lord, we understand why the Word of God can speak of both joy in the Lord – “Rejoice […]Read More “Rejoice in the Lord always … ” (Philippians 4:4).
Philippians 2:12-3:11 God’s command- ‘Work out your own salvation’- must never be separated from His promise – ‘God is at work in you’(12-13). We do not save ourselves – We ‘put no confidence in the flesh’. We are saved by the Lord – We ‘glory in Christ Jesus’(3). We are to ‘shine as lights in […]Read More ‘God is at work in you.’