11 Feb

Engaging Lent as a Community

“Lent heralds the affirmation that death will not have the last word because the very soil from which life springs consists of redeemed death.” – Steve Bell We have begun […]

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22 Feb

Philippians – Trust Your Identity in Christ

Paul finishes his letter to his friends in Philippi with one more encouragement to live the gospel life. The letter contains Paul’s conventional greetings, but first Paul concludes the exhortation […]

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22 Feb

Philippians – A Proper Relationship with Opposition

In chapter 3 Paul reflects on his Christian transformation. Paul demonstrates the contrast between his pre-Christian self and his faith in Jesus, in order to demonstrate the conflict between the […]

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07 Feb

Philippians – Working Out Your Salvation in Community

This week we continue our journey through the book of Philippians. Having drawn the church’s attention to the example of Christ, Paul challenges them to live accordingly into the salvation they have […]

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27 Jan

Philippians 2:1-11 – Falling Upward

Sunday evening Josh challenged us to listen corporately to the cosmic reality of Christ’s emptying himself as the example of the life of people of the gospel. Christian ideals stand […]

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25 Jan

Philippians – Following the Example of Jesus

Paul has set his life as a paradigm for the Philippian church to emulate. If the church is going to stand firm in the midst of a culture to which […]

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23 Jan

Philippians 1:27-30

Jesus is Lord. Paul urges his friends to live as citizens of God’s kingdom. Having set his circumstance as a paradigm to be emulated by the Philippian church, Paul transitions […]

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22 Jan

Philippians 18b-26

“Even though he throws himself with abandon into life in the present, the entire orientation of his life is towards the (absolutely certain) future. Indeed, it is this orientation that […]

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21 Jan

Philippians 1:15-18a

Paul shows tremendous grace towards fellow Christians who express ill-will towards him. His graciousness is commendable, but we must not misunderstand why he chooses this posture. It is not because […]

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20 Jan

Philippians 1:12-14

Paul’s sees his circumstances—his imprisonment—as a catalyst for gospel advancement. Both inside and outside the church the gospel is bolstered as Paul’s commitment to Jesus is tested and found robust […]

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