Tag - Philippians

Can An Enemy Change Their Ways?

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Philippians 3:18 For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. O-bservation: St. Paul had just told the people at the church in Philippi to keep watching their leaders for direction, because many people were actually enemies of the cross of Christ.. A-pplication: One of the most difficult things to walk away from after deciding to follow Jesus is “OLD FRIENDS.” Try as you will, many of them will not follow Jesus. Of course we are directed in the New Testament...

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Jesus, The HEAD of the Church

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Philippians 2:3a Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. O-bservation: Paul the Apostle makes it very clear that our purpose as "Followers of Jesus" is not self promotion. Anything that we allow to swell our heads because of personal accomplishment is not in keeping with God's will. A-pplication: Immediately following this command of Paul, he states what having the mind of Christ is like. Then he tells us what Christ was willing to do in obeying the will of His Father. He humbled Himself and died on a cross. Not only was it perhaps the...

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No Matter What!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Philippians 1:27a Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. O-bservation: St. Paul was writing from prison. He knew the church at Philippi had suffered as well for Jesus’ sake. That's why he said to them, "No Matter What" live in a way that brings honor to Jesus Christ. A-pplication: If you're like me, there have probably been times in your life when someone claimed to be a "Follower of Jesus," however, based upon the way they lived and the things they said you tried to steer clear of them.  That's exactly...

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The Light You Have

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Philippians 3:16 Only let us live up to what we have already attained O-bservation: All of us are probably like the people who were part of the young church at Philippi. They wanted more information about how to live this new life of faith, yet they had made tremendous mistakes in living the part they had already learned. So here, St. Paul said, “Let’s, first of all, live up to The Light You Have!” A-pplication: I’ve used this illustration, I’m sure, over the past eight years or so that I’ve been writing these daily devotionals. When Jesus...

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Any And Everything You Will Ever Need!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Philippians 4-19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. O-bservation: St. Paul made one of the most famous statements in all of the Bible right here. He said that our wonderful and great Almighty God will give you “Any And Everything You Will Ever Need!” This will be accomplished because of His ABUNDANCE found in Christ Jesus, our Lord. A-pplication: Whenever you feel as though you have come to the end of your own supply, or perhaps you feel as though you’re out of hope completely,...

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