Tag Archives: Philippians

December 28 – Breaking the Rules of the World

Luke 3:21-38; Ezekiel 42-43; Isaiah 63 Popularity can be a fickle thing. Andy Warhol once said that everyone would have 15 minutes of fame in the future, and we often use that to describe situations when someone becomes popular, only … Continue reading

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December 15 – Being Schooled in Obedience

Philippians 2:12-30; Ezekiel 21-22; Isaiah 50 Obedience Training is for the dogs…literally. If you look up obedience training in your favorite search engine, you’ll probably find pages and pages of schools for dogs, with not one on training kids or … Continue reading

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December 12 – A Partnership That Changes the World

Philippians 1:1-11; Ezekiel 18; Isaiah 47 You probably don’t recognize the names Larry Page and Sergey Brin. They met at Stanford in 1995, became good friends, and dropped out of doctoral work together. They had worked together on some different … Continue reading

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August 12 – Thoughts About the God of Love and Peace

2 Corinthians 13; 1 Chronicles 3-4; Zephaniah 1 The gospel has been misinterpreted and abused throughout history. Paul talked about those who would make the gospel a source of wealth in his letter to the Philippians. It’s been used to … Continue reading

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August 5 – Soul Food

Psalm 33:12-22; Ecclesiastes 6:1-6; Acts 7:1-8 You’ve probably heard the old saying, “A horse! A horse! My Kingdom for a horse!” as supposedly shouted by Richard III in Shakespeare’s play. It was a play on the old proverb: For want … Continue reading

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December 16 – Born to Die

Philippians 3; Ezekiel 23; Isaiah 51 How can anyone resist the scene of a little child born among the animals because there was no other room for him? The irony of wise men and shepherds worshiping a babe in the … Continue reading

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December 15 – Being the Light

Philippians 2:12-30; Ezekiel 21-22; Isaiah 50 If there is a specific company or person that you want to work for, it would be foolish to start a blog dedicated to complaints about that company or person. If you had a … Continue reading

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December 13 – Granted to Suffer

Philippians 1:12-30; Ezekiel 19; Isaiah 48 The “vicar of Baghdad” has related the story of four Christian children, all under the age of 15, who were faced with a choice. They could either convert to Islam or be killed. Their … Continue reading

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December 12 – God Keeps Working

Philippians 1:1-11; Ezekiel 18; Isaiah 47 Ever get so tired that you want to give up? Maybe it was at a job that wearied you. Maybe it involved a family situation that was troubling. Maybe it was after a great … Continue reading

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December 12 – Supportive Prayer

Philippians 1:1-11; Ezekiel 18; Isaiah 47 As I write this, my family has a small crisis. It’s a kind that most families go through so I won’t go into the details, but it’s important to us right now. In the … Continue reading

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