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Again I Say, Rejoice! (Phil 4:2-7)
Again I Say, Rejoice! (Phil 4:2-7)

Philippians 4:2-7. So often we are reminded, “Choose joy.” Is that the same as wearing a mask or painting a smile on your face? Does joy just come easier to some people, or is it truly a matter of an obedient choice? We know that a joyful attitude and heart make a huge difference. Take […]

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Learning Contentment (Phil 4:10-23)
Learning Contentment (Phil 4:10-23)

Philippians 4:10-23. When you hear the word “content,” what picture comes to mind? When was the last time you saw someone who truly seemed content? It seems our world often battles the idea of contentment, yet the truth remains: “Godliness with contentment is great gain.” The theme is woven through many of the letters of […]

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Follow the Leader (Phil 3:12-4:1)
Follow the Leader (Phil 3:12-4:1)

Philippians 3:12-21. Philippians 4:1. As we’ve journeyed through the book of Philippians together, we’ve seen Paul’s love for the believers at Philippi. His concern prompts him to give some very practical instructions about how to move forward in their walk with God. “Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on […]

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Lights In a Dark World (Phil 2:12-30)
Lights In a Dark World (Phil 2:12-30)

Philippians 2:12-30. Have you ever been in a cave and had all lights turned off? The darkness can almost be felt. To then walk quickly down an unfamiliar portion of that cave, as warning labels sometimes state, “may be hazardous to your health.” You may trip or slip, or simply become disoriented. Yet consider what […]

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Living in the Light of Eternity (Phil 1:12-30)
Living in the Light of Eternity (Phil 1:12-30)

Philippians 1:12-30. It is very easy to be caught up in our daily activities that we forget that this is not all there is…eternity is ahead! When we are conscious of eternity, it changes our view of the troubles of today, the interpersonal challenges which we face, and our purpose on earth. Take this second session in […]

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Sharing the Mind of Christ (Phil 2:1-11)
Sharing the Mind of Christ (Phil 2:1-11)

Philippians 2:1-11. Have you ever wished you could peek inside someone’s mind? Perhaps it is a spouse, a sibling; maybe it is some historical figure that you’ve studied. Can you imagine the thoughts and attitudes of the Wright brothers when they first flew? What did Noah’s wife think about sharing living quarters with their floating […]

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Birds and Nests: Considering Our Thought Life (Phil 4:8-9)
Birds and Nests: Considering Our Thought Life (Phil 4:8-9)

Philippians 4:8-9. Years ago I heard an older saint say often,  “You can’t keep a bird from flying overhead, but you sure can keep it from building a nest in your hair!” When you have some free time or are waiting for others, what do you think about? As you wake up or go to […]

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The Priceless Treasure of Knowing Christ (Phil 3:1-11)
The Priceless Treasure of Knowing Christ (Phil 3:1-11)

Philippians 3:1-11. Do you recall the excitement of children as they search for a “hidden treasure”? Perhaps it was the imaginary quest for a pirate’s gold, or it may have been a party game in which there was some hidden prize for the one who searched well. As we grew older, it may have been […]

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Of Bumper Cars and Harpoons
Of Bumper Cars and Harpoons

I’ve been hanging out in nursing homes a little earlier than I planned, now that Mom finds herself a permanent resident in this one-story unit a mile from our house. Here most of the inmates are aging gracefully. Others are determined to seek vengeance by using their wheelchairs as bumper cars and their canes as […]

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Dinner’s Done Call 911
Dinner’s Done Call 911

On my refrigerator are pictures of friends and family and animals and one of my dad falling off a chair laughing. There are magnets too. Imitation cabbages, cauliflowers, bittermelons, and pumpkins—all fitting the decor of the kitchen. The dieter’s favorite Bible verse is there: “He must increase but I must decrease.” Here are a few […]

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