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Psalm 1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; [2] but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law, he meditates day and night. [3] He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. [4] The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. [5] Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; [6] for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish. (ESV)

Colossians 3:16–17 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. [17] And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (ESV)

Philippians, Radical Joy In Christ

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Philippians, Radical Joy In Christ

The apostle Paul is the undisputed author of this New Testament letter. The approximate date that Paul wrote this letter is between AD 60-62. This puts him writing at the end of his Roman imprisonment, some ten years since the founding of the Philippian church. The book of Philippians is a Thank You Letter, a letter of encouragement. It is written to thank the congregation and to encourage them to live out their faith with the covenant community. Unlike the letters to the Galatians or Corinthians, there are no major heresies to be corrected, no major sins to be confronted in this little epistle. It deals more with the practical side of Christianity. Paul helps them to know how to live out our faith in Christ in a joyful community. The theme of the book is, “The Joy of Christ in Covenant Community.” In what may be the key verse of Philippians, Paul gives testimony to his joy in Christ, “For me to live is Christ, but to die is gain.” O, if this were the cry of our lives, we would live in the joy of Christ.

February 9, 2020

A Recipe For Church Unity

Speaker: Pastor Scott Slaughter Series: Philippians, Radical Joy In Christ Topic: Unity, Gifts, Growth, Ministry Scripture: Philippians 2:1–2:11

January 5, 2020

Can Grace Be Seen?

Speaker: Pastor Scott Slaughter Series: Philippians, Radical Joy In Christ Topic: Thankfulness Scripture: Philippians 1:3–1:8