Category: Philippians

  • For the Body

    Exodus 3 and 4 recount Moses’s encounter with God at the burning bush. God tells Moses that He has heard the cry of His people and He knows their sufferings and that He has come down to deliver them from the Egyptians. He said to Moses, “‘Come, I will send you to Pharaoh that you […]

  • Triumph of the King

    Paul contends that through the cross, Christ disarmed and overcame all rulers and authorities, the principalities and powers of the world. This isn’t limited to demonic or evil human forces. He triumphed over the state, the family, the tribe and clan and nation so that he can say “all authority in heaven and on earth […]

  • At War Within You

    David’s sin with Bathsheba is a prime example of the interconnectedness of whole body of the law. Though David had his own wives, he coveted another woman. He laid his hand on that which was forbidden and took her for himself, knowingly stealing another man’s wife. Of course, this is also adultery, and it leads […]

  • More significant than yourselves

    There isn’t a lot of good said about Israel during the Exodus account. It is a long series of complaints against God and against His chosen prophet. Fewer than five months since God had brought them up out of Egypt with great signs, had rescued them from armies, and had fed them with bread and […]

  • Only be strong

    The LORD your God himself will go over before you. He will destroy these nations before you, so that you shall dispossess them, and Joshua will go over at your head, as the LORD has spoken. Deuteronomy 31:3 Joshua very much foreshadows the work of Christ and the spread of the gospel into the world. God […]

  • Enjoyment and entertainment

    In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. He could have left it without form, without color or variation. He could have made it without hills and mountains and valleys. Without streams and lakes and oceans. Without trees and birds and leafy sea dragons. All those colors in the sunset really aren’t necessary. […]