In Paul’s final words to the Philippians, he writes about generosity, which he says flows from contentment, helps us grow spiritually, and glorifies God.
We cannot hope to promote peace and reconciliation in the world until we have experienced peace with God and peace within ourselves. As Paul suggests in his letter to the Philippians, to find this peace we must practice the presence of God, practice grateful prayer, and practice good spiritual hygiene.
Advent Pastoral Assistant Josh Ruiter looks at the key steps to spiritual growth that Paul lays out in Philippians, and asks: Where are you now? Where are you going? How will you get there?
As Paul admonishes the Philippians, we must recognize the surpassing worth of faith in Christ and that our faith is futile if it exists apart from Christ.
Rev. Tommy Hinson examines the place of imitation in Christian life and Paul’s observation that there are different people who reflect different aspects of Christ in ways that we can imitate.
God is always with us and always at work in our lives, regardless of whether we’re aware of it or even ask for it. So the Christian life is not about convincing God to intervene and work on our behalf; it’s about recognizing that God has intervened, that He is at work, and understanding what it means to respond to this truth.
In his letter to the Philippians, Paul says that faith is healthy, vibrant, and joy-filled when it is public, communal, and costly.
Rev. Thomas Hinson looks at Acts 16 and asks what kinds of things we should expect to see in a church where God is at work.