Philippians pt 5: Prayer and The Spirit

Sometimes, I think, we forget that the people who wrote the Bible were regular people. They had flaws, and bad days; they weren’t perfect. They needed help, and friends, and prayer.  We see this with Paul in Philippians 1:18-19. Today we look at Paul and his dependency on both the prayers of others and help … [Read more…]

Philippians pt 4: The Unstoppable Man

The question, “What happens when an unstoppable force meets and immovable object?” is flawed. The reason being that there is no such thing as an immovable object. All objects are in motion; they are moving. But there is a real unstoppable force. It is the gospel. Throughout history nothing has been able to stop the … [Read more…]

Philippians pt 3: Affection and Prayer

When we talk about writing letters most of us think about love letters. And love letters are usually mushy and lovey-dovey. The kind of thing a hopeless romantic would do. But they can also be powerful, encouraging things that shape and mold people. In Philippians 1:7-11 Paul expresses his feelings for the Church of Philippi … [Read more…]

Tell A Better Story

Sometime during the Babylonian captivity the Hebrew scribes started writing down the oral traditions. One of the first stories they wrote down was the creation story. This story begins with God creating with purpose and intention good things. This story teaches us that God brought order to the chaos. And it stands in direct contrast … [Read more…]

Fathers and Sons

In Luke 15:11- 32 Jesus tells the story of a son who asked his father for his inheritance. Sounds kind of boring, right? And if you look at the facts it kind of seems generic. A rebellious younger son, and jealous older brother (His younger brother gets away with everything. I mean he lost half … [Read more…]

Life On The Rock

Have you ever purchased something that was some assembly required? Aren’t’ those just the best? It seems like it takes almost as much time to decipher the instruction manual as it does to assemble the item. Our lives are kind of like that to. If you’ve made it to twenty you know it. We spend … [Read more…]