167. Powerful principles for heavenly living

We cannot walk away from Philippians – yet. I read again and realized the rich treasure still unlocked in those words.  It is easy to plan a short series – four pieces on four chapters.  It sounds so logical.  It is the second chapter that draws me back.  Words of encouragement and glory about the principles…

166. The purpose of life is peace

One would think one is prepared for death. It is after all the only sure thing of our existence on earth.  Especially the death of a very old person.  A lengthening of her long, full life that has been in recent years reduced to a small world with only limited pleasure, would have been illogical and…

165. The power of excellence

Greater, more, deeper – we walk on through Philippians. We talked about the character of the One who makes the promise,  the purpose of our decision to know God in the fullness of the resurrection of Jesus so that we could rise from the dead even in this life, and now we can talk about the power that…

163. The One who promises.

One has to know what the essence of life is. To know is to be enabled to trust. One cannot trust anybody or anything. Life is difficult as it is.  Crime and fraud are lurking in the shadows waiting to strike at our weakest moment to rob and cheat.  Could we trust anybody in this universe that we…

162. A Collection of Excellent Things

Welcome to a short series on the book of Philippians.  I hope our study together will be like a treasure hunt.  Philippians is truly full of word-jewels and powerful concepts that could change your life on a deep level.  May I be so bold as to say that if one could live Philippians, life could…