The Kenotic View

One of the passages that teaches us that Jesus is both God and man is Philippians 2:5-8. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of…

No Fear in Death

At church tomorrow we’ll be moving into a classic passage from Philippians 2, but before we get there I want to hone in on Paul’s very intriguing attitude in Philippians 1:21-26. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for…

Prison Letters

In today’s episode we start talking about Philippians. Philippians is one of Paul’s four letters that he wrote from prison. In this particular letter, he is found celebrating the Kingdom work that is coming out of the imprisonment he’s enduring. I want to remind us that the Spirit can call us into persecution and also…

Paul’s Women in Ministry (Pt 3)

The New Testament shows Paul’s affirmation of women. He mentions that Eudia and Syntche labored side by side with him in the gospel together (Philip 4:2-3). He mentions that Mary worked hard for those at the Roman church (Ro 16:6). He calls Tryphaena and Tryphosa “workers in the Lord” (Ro 16:12) and writes two verses…