Resource Highlight – The Things of Earth

I’ve had this question for years and until recently had never received a good answer. Before I say what it is, let me ask a few questions… Can a man love his wife without idolizing her? Can a mother love her children without making them into tiny screaming idols? Can we enjoy and be awestruck […]

Posted on: March 31, 2015 - 10:12AM

Philippians 2:12-13 – The Christian Reaction to Divine Action

In these comprehensive words we may observe,… The connection between them: “It is God that worketh in you;” therefore “work out your own salvation.” “But,” say some, “what connection is there between the former and the latter clause of this sentence? Is there not rather a flat opposition between the one and the other? If […]

Posted on: March 26, 2015 - 10:00PM

Philippians 2:5-11 – The Humility and Glory of Christ

There could have been no restoration and no satisfaction to law and justice, but in the humiliation of the Son of God. The very necessity of the case demanded it. The Divine government had been dishonored. That dishonor could only be removed by the humiliation of one equal in dignity, holiness, and glory – even […]

Posted on: March 19, 2015 - 10:00PM

Friends of Internationals Update – Spring Dinner “Taste the World”

Imagine throwing a dinner party for over 100 of your closest friends. You want to talk to everyone and everyone is trying to talk to you, but now something is getting spilled or someone needs help with this or someone needs you to tell them that. It would be a crazy night, but man would […]

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Philippians 2:1-4 – Unity Through the Gospel

Philippians 2:1-4 gives us this vision. It places the gospel before us as a unifying force that leads us to look out for the needs of others in the community of Jesus. We must recognize what we’re uniting for. Sometimes we forget. If a community is to be united, it must have something worth uniting […]

Posted on: March 12, 2015 - 10:00PM

Philippians 1:27-30 A Life Worthy of the Gospel

By using this word conduct, Paul seems to be taking note of the Philippians understandable pride in their Roman citizenship and by using this particular verb – a verb that would be familiar to these people in another context – he was saying something like this: “You know the pride and responsibility attached to living […]

Posted on: March 5, 2015 - 10:06PM