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Pursuing Virtue is a Virtue

“The last thing, brothers, is that whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is upright, whatever is holy, whatever is lovely, whatever is praiseworthy, if there is virtue and if there is praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8) Virtue is again one of these words we don’t hear a lot in our modern, western […]

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Selfless Living

“Therefore I urgently send him in order that you might rejoice in seeing him again and also that I might be free from anxiety.” (Philippians 2:28) Now that Epaphroditus has recovered, it is Paul’s desire to return him home…not because Paul no longer wishes this man to minister to him in prison, but because it […]

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In What Will You Rejoice?

“What then? But that in every manner, either with a pretext or in truth, Christ is being declared and in this I rejoice…but rather, I rejoice!” (Philippians 1:18) Here you go…this is the mindset that we are talking about…here is a man who is focused on the goal above all else…he is focused on Christ […]

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Pursuing the Gospel, not Self

“Now, I want you to know, brothers, that which has happened to me is rather for the advancement of the Gospel;” (Philippians 1:12) Paul’s focus here and always is on the advancement of the Gospel. He is willing to suffer anything and lose everything, and still call it good, so long as the Gospel goes […]

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