Spiritual Maturity…”Think Like this”

“Therefore those who are mature will think thus. And, if you think differently in something, God will also make that known to you.” (Philippians 3:15) From a pastor’s perspective, this verse is one that I would love to see painted over every doorpost, placed by every bathroom mirror, and embossed on decorations throughout the homes… Read More

Mountaintop Thoughts

“according to my eager expectation and hope that in nothing will I be ashamed, but to be outspoken in all things, now and always, that Christ would be magnified in my body — whether through life or through death.” (Philippians 1:20) Paul begins this verse with a fascinating word: ajpokaradoki/a (apokaradokia). We tend to translate… Read More

Feelings…Nothing More Than Feelings…Argh!

“In so far as it is right for me to think this way regarding all of you, because you are in my heart, in both the chains and in the defense and validation of the Gospel, all of you are partakers of grace with me.” (Philippians 1:7) This is one of those points that, when… Read More