Christ follower's lives should be characterized by constant joy, yet our lives don't seem to be marked by a perpetual unfading joy, but rather fear, worry, and anxiety. In Philippians 4:4-9, Paul will give the antidote to anxiety, how the Church can practically overcome her...
Conflict is inevitable, but when we practice reconciliation, our unity is protected, our witness remains powerful, and we reflect the heart of God to a fractured world.
Conflict is inevitable in our fractured world. But with these handful of biblical principles we can both reduce the frequency of conflict in our lives and effectively resolve the conflicts that do occur.
Unresolved conflict threatens the unity and the mission of the church. Reconciliation is difficult, but necessary, if we are to fulfill our mission as representatives of Jesus Christ. But how can we resolve conflict in a way that is honoring to Jesus?
We are in this world, but not of this world. Our ultimate allegiance and hope is to the coming kingdom of Jesus Christ. Let us live every moment as citizens of heaven, and may we bring others with us.
Paul portrays the spiritual life as a marathon and focuses the believer's attention on the finish line and the reward available for faithfulness.
The world we live in is full of darkness. Many people live like they are God's enemies, and even Christians can be swept up in the darkness and sin of the world. But we are citizens of God's kingdom. How can we remain focused on the things of heaven when we are surrounded an...
Nothing is more important than knowing Jesus and becoming like Him. Nothing. We can get distracted; we can get discouraged; we can be tempted to run after other passions. But the goal of life, the prize promised to us now and in the end, is Jesus.
How do I know I'm accepted? How do I know I'm all right? I can either live by achievement or receiving acceptance from God. Join us as we look at acceptance based living.
Paul encourages the church of Philippi to keep their eye on the prize and helps them continue towards the goal of knowing Jesus.