Love, Joy, Peace

Philippians 4:1-9 Joy (Philippians 4:4) and peace (Philippians 4:7) are grounded in God's love for us, not our love for Him. Perfect joy and perfect peace (1 Peter 1:8; Philippians 4:7) - but this is not our experience. Here, we must note the difference between God's love for us and our love for Him. His …

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Two false ways of thinking …

The first false way of thinking says, "What will be, will be. What's for you won't go past you." People who think like this tend to sit back and let things happen. The Apostle Paul was very different. This is what he said, "I run straight toward the goal in order to win the prize, …

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Downcast … disturbed … What are we to do when we feel like this?

"Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God" (Psalm 43:5). Downcast ... Disturbed ... What are we to do when we feel like this? As I was reading these words of the Psalmist, I thought, also, …

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Called on from heaven, called on to heaven

"Our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body" (Philippians 3:20-21) We've only just begun! What we know of the Lord's love, while we're here …

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Words from far away and long ago … or more than that?

"The Lord is my light and my salvation ... The Lord is the strength of my life" (Psalm 27:1). We read these words from a faraway place and a long time ago, and we wonder, "Are these words for us? Are they for today's world? or Should they be left in the past?" Does God's Word give …

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