The Bible is full of stories about men who began well but failed miserably in the second half of their lives. Among these are Saul, David, and Solomon, the three men who ruled Israel in the 120 years of the united kingdom.
An epitaph is an inscription on a grave marker that conveys a message to bereaved loved ones and to coming generations. In his letter to Philippi, Paul makes a firm statement about his priorities and feelings that would grace the tombstone of any committed Christian (Phil. 1:21).
Abraham is the father of all believers (Gal. 3:29). But his influence as a spiritual leader mustn’t make us overlook his exceptional example as a parent.
Paul’s circumstances were painful. He was a Roman prisoner for Christ. But he had a wonderful outlook on life. He even saw his imprisonment as a victory (Phil. 1:12-18).
Paul makes the strong statement that gossips deserve to die (Rom. 1:28-32). Why would he say such a stern thing? Why is gossip so tempting? And how can a church family stop it?
Philippians is known as the “epistle of joy.” And it was written from prison. What’s the connection between joy and the thankfulness in his heart?
Philip the evangelist led the Ethiopian eunuch to faith in Christ (Acts 8:26-40). It’s a conversion story. But it’s also an evangelism story. Philip shows us how to bring someone to Jesus.
The first psalm describes the man blessed by God. He is like a tree planted by streams of water. But the wicked are like chaff blown away by the wind
The communion bread symbolizes the crucified body of Jesus. The cup symbolizes his blood. It is a sacred meal, and it calls for a reverent response.
God is keenly interested in why we do things. But people can be humbly obedient to Jesus for completely different reasons. Of course, one motivation is superior to all the rest (1 John 4:17-18).