What is the cure for gossip and slander? What is the remedy for pride, envy, and vain ambition? Paul gives us the answer in Philippians 2:2-4.
Paul is under house arrest. He is isolated from his friends. Church leaders in Rome have abandoned him. Yet, strangely, he isn't longing for freedom or praying for comforts. His sole desire is to see the Church of God being unified in humility.
The gospel of Jesus Christ is still changing the world after 2,000 years; but is it changing your world?
Are you feeling ineffective in your outreach to unbelievers and lethargic in your own private devotion to Christ? If so, this is a message you can't afford to miss.
What made Paul's ministry so unique? Was it the numerous adventures he endured such as shipwrecks, snakebites, and escapes from prison? Was it the many miracles he performed? Was it the varied visions and revelations he received directly from God? No. It was his passion for the Gospel that set him apart. To Paul, all these things were worthless compared to the incomparable value of knowing Christ. He never forgot that he was only a messenger . . . and he was carrying the most powerful message in the world.
Most men are happy if their children bring home good report cards, stay out of trouble and don't embarrass the family name. But how many men long and pray for their kids to develop the fruit of the Spirit and a passion to win the world for Christ? That was the Apostle Paul's longing... is it yours, too?
How precious is salvation to you? What price-tag would you put on it? Do you revel in the Gospel daily? Do you thank God for saving you every time you look at your face in the mirror? Perhaps if we remember again why God's grace is so amazing, we'll stop taking it for granted.
The godly man doesn't just live for himself. He doesn't just talk about himself and his family. He doesn't just spend money and time on himself and his needs. The godly man lives life on his knees, praying for his neighbors and washing their feet.
What are your ambitions and dreams? What gets you out of bed in the morning? For the apostle Paul, it was seeing the glory of Christ manifested throughout the world. Stephen reminds us why everything else is just chasing sticks.
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Did you know that many Christians in the early Church abandoned Paul? They didn't come to his defense. They gossiped about him. Some even considered his suffering a judgment from God! But as surprising as that is, what is more surprising is the way Paul responded to it.
Moses takes center stage in the drama of Exodus, but were it not for the exceptional faith of three brave women, he would have never made it past kindergarten. Stephen brings us their stories in this remarkable look at Exodus chapter 2.
What kept Paul strong in the face of constant beatings, riots and imprisonment? What got him up in the morning and kept him content at night? Stephen brings us the emphatic answer as he continues his study of Philippians.
Peace of mind, peaceful sleep, peace and quiet, peace in the Middle East; there are so many kinds of peace we are all longing for. But the only peace that really matters for eternity is peace with God. Do you have it?
In this eye-opening look at some of the setbacks Paul experienced in Rome, Stephen will teach us the humbling lesson that God often moves us forward in reverse.