Loving Like Paul (Part 2)


So what did your list entail? Were you able to discern the depth of Paul’s love and thankfulness? Let’s look at the passage once more:

    “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; just as it is right for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as both in my chains and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers with me of grace. For God is my witness, how greatly I long for you all with the affection of Jesus Christ. And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” (Philippians 1:3-11)

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Loving Like Paul (Part 1)


What does it mean to love with agape love? The actual definition of agape means unconditional love and while we understand the term theologically, how does that manifest itself practically? Paul gives us a glimpse in his opening to the Philippian Church:

    “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; just as it is right for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as both in my chains and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers with me of grace. For God is my witness, how greatly I long for you all with the affection of Jesus Christ. And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” (Philippians 1:3-11)

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A Sure Foundation On Which To Build


Yesterday we talked about the blessed hope we have in Christ Jesus. However, that hope has to be anchored to something real, solid, and everlasting. It must be anchored to faith in Jesus Christ, not just a head belief; it takes a heart belief.

Believing in marriage doesn’t make you married; you must commit to your spouse and say “I do.”

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