Content in Christ

I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. – Philippians 4:12-13 Paul was content because he could see...


Christlike Character

Dear brothers and sisters, pattern your lives after mine, and learn from those who follow our example. – Philippians 3:17 Paul challenged the Philippians to pursue Christlikeness by following Paul’s own pattern or example. This did not mean, of course, that they should copy everything he did; he had just stated that he was not...


Past Achievements vs Present Relationship

Philippians 3:7 I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done. When Paul spoke of “these things,” he was referring to his credentials, credits, and successes. After showing that he could beat the Judaizers at their own game-being proud of who they were and what...

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