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Two Faithful Friends - Article
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Henry Morris III, D.Min. - ... no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state." (Philippians 2:19-20) Paul cited Timothy and Epaphroditus as two faithful ministry friends (Philippians 2:19-30). Their activities provide a great inventory to follow as we "work out...
Following the Mark - Article
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Henry Morris III, D.Min. - ... for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 3:13-14) Paul called his personal achievements (Philippians 3:4-6) as valuable as dung (v. 8), rejecting his own righteousness (v. 9). Now he is focused on reaching the...
Commitment to God - Article
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Henry Morris III, D.Min. - ... our "way." Paul spends much of his letter to the Philippians describing the link between the Creator-Savior and the mind, heart, and lifestyle of the Christian who has given his life over to God. "Being confident of this very...
Absent from the Body - Article
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Henry Morris, Ph.D. - Paul, that "to live is Christ, and to die is gain" (Philippians 1:21). Furthermore, when Christ returns, "them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him" (I Thessalonians 4:14). And then He will change our old body,...
Working Out Salvation - Article
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Henry Morris III, D.Min. - ... work out your own salvation with fear and trembling." (Philippians 2:12) This verse is sometimes used by those who would insist that our salvation requires "works" either to obtain or to maintain the "new birth." Even a casual reading of...
Pay Attention - Article
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Henry Morris III, D.Min. - ... in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you." (Philippians 4:9) From earliest childhood, we learn by watching the actions and lives of others. First, of course, our parents, then our peers and educators, politicians, business...
Prayer and Supplication - Article
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Henry Morris III, D.Min. - thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God." (Philippians 4:6) This famous passage has several qualifying factors in the command. The very first qualifier is that we are to be "careful for nothing." The Greek phrase,...
Godly Contentment - Article
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Mark D. Rasche, B.S. - ... "whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content" (Philippians 4:11). The things of this world offer no lasting contentment whatsoever. After all, when all is said and done, "we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we...
The Fellowship Of The Cross - Article
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John D. Morris, Ph.D. - ... His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death” (Philippians 3:10). The third verse of the precious hymn, “Deeper and Deeper,” speaks of the suffering which the Christian will encounter if mature in Christ and effective...
The Helmet Of Salvation - Article
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Henry Morris III, D.Min. - ... become able to “work out (our) own salvation” (Philippians 2:12) as the gospel, which is the “power of God unto salvation” (Romans 1:16), makes it possible for God to work in us “both to will and to do of His good...
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