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Thursday Thought — Philippians 4:8 through the lens of Abuse

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8 ESV ***** Finally, brothers, whatever is: True: revealing truth, exposing lies, false doctrine, and hypocrisy Honorable: staying …

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Philippians 2 is Often Erroneously Applied to the Victim instead of the Abuser

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. (Philippians 2:3-4) This is the kind of scripture that people so often butcher, and in the process they carve up abuse …

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Wise as Serpents: Increasing in the Wisdom and Knowledge of the Lord (Part 20 of sermon series)

The early part of Nehemiah 4 has some principles that concern our study of the nature and tactics of evil. Now when Sanballat heard that we were building the wall, he was angry and greatly enraged, and he jeered at the Jews. And he said in the presence of his brothers and of the army of Samaria, …

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What “Do Not Think too Highly of Yourself” does NOT Mean

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did …

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The Eyes of Faith: A Truth from the Lord for Your Encouragement

James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings  (James 1:1) I was taught that James wrote to Jews who had professed Christ and who were scattered throughout the Roman Empire. Israel had undergone other dispersions — expulsions from the Promised Land, in the past …

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Philippians is not just a joyful letter

The book of Philippians is often said to be the most joyful and exuberant of Paul’s epistles. That may be true, but to see it through only that lens is to risk missing its strong condemnation of hypocritical self-serving religionists. Here are some excerpts from Philippians in which I’ve highlighted some of those strong condemnations. Paul was not …

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