Jesus brings joyful living to His followers. Joy, rejoice, and glad are oft-repeated words
in this short book written about 25-30 years after Paul’s conversion.
Discover the ingredients of lasting joy!
The Upside Down Kingdom Scott Miller Philippians 4:14-20 (AMP) 14 Nevertheless, it was right of you to share [with me] in my difficulties. 15 And you Philippians know that in the early days of preaching the gospel, after I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of [a]giving and receiving except you […]
Take these values into the voting booth … and beyond. Scott Miller Luke 4:18 18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me (the Messiah), Because He has anointed Me to preach the good news to the poor. He has sent Me to announce release (pardon, forgiveness) to the captives, And recovery of sight to […]
Learn how to be content in all circumstances. Scott Miller Philippians 4:10-13 God’s Provisions 10 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord, that now at last you have renewed your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned about me before, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11 Not that I speak from [any personal] […]
Discover God’s secrets for stress-free living. Scott Miller Philippians 4:1-7 Think of Excellence 4 Therefore, my [a]fellow believers, whom I love and long for, my delight and crown [my wreath of victory], in this way stand firm in the Lord, my beloved. 2 I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to agree and to work […]
Joy happens here when we live with heaven on our minds! Scott Miller Philippians 3:15-21 15 All of us who are mature [pursuing spiritual perfection] should have this attitude. And if in any respect you have a different attitude, that too God will make clear to you. 16 Only let us stay true to what […]
Apply the Scriptural formula for personal spiritual growth. Scott Miller Philippians 3:12-14 12 Not that I have already obtained it [this goal of being Christlike] or have already been made perfect, but I actively press on so that I may take hold of that [perfection] for which Christ Jesus took hold of me and made […]
Am I living for me or in Christ? Scott Miller Philippians 3:4-11 4 though I myself might have [some grounds for] confidence in the flesh [if I were pursuing salvation by works]. If anyone else thinks that he has reason to be confident in the flesh [that is, in his own efforts to achieve salvation], I […]
Let’s live daily as authentic believers… Scott Miller Philippians 3:1-3 The Goal of Life 3 Finally, my fellow believers, continue to rejoice and delight in the Lord. To write the same things again is no trouble for me, and it is a safeguard for you. 2 Look out for the dogs [the Judaizers, the legalists], […]
How will I be remembered? Scott Miller Philippians 2:19-30 Timothy and Epaphroditus 19 But I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I may also be encouraged by learning news about you. 20 For I have no one else [like him who is] so kindred a spirit who will […]
Which will I choose when tough times come my way? Scott Miller Philippians 2:14-18 14 Do everything without murmuring or questioning [the providence of God], 15 so that you may prove yourselves to be blameless and guileless, innocent and uncontaminated, children of God without blemish in the midst of a [morally] crooked and [spiritually] perverted […]