Philippians 2 SAME-SAME but …different…

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Christians are to be unified. How? By accessorizing the same? Not exactly; SAME IN SPIRIT OF HUMBLE SUBMISSION TO SERVE THE CAUSE OF LOVE We are called to be about wise love (see Philippians 1). If we have parts of the package (some unity about love) maximize the joy by filling out the unity: complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love (2:2) What is our definition of love? John 3:16, or, Philippians 2:5-11. God’s purpose is more important than our status. Ironically, when we …

Philippian 1: joyfull confident, clear and courageously creative

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The letter to the Philippians is a great little New Testament book. It is useful in establishing a mature and informed joyful attitude even when going through difficult times. If you understand Paul’s perspective about life as a result of Christ’s resurrection and coming display of victory, you will be able to understand and follow the examples he gives. FIRST – Confidence! The problems for the church are that the one who lead them to faith is in danger of being killed as a criminal, some Christians are making things …

Dukkha? Rejoice! Philippians 1:1-11

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“Life is DUKKHA” said the Buddha. It was his starting point for dealing with life. What is Dukkha? Sickness, financial problems, old age, death. Dukkha is the grinding weariness of knowing another hardship, tragedy or disappointment is just around the next corner. So what is Buddha’s solution? Detach. If you don’t care about the world around you in any attached sense, then tragedy won’t sink you. Eventually you will have nothing in common with this world of Dukkha-ness and will float beyond…Jesus said to love God and to love people, …