October 17, 2018

Why I am an Ally – Part 4

A Look at Leviticus 18 and Act 15. In the last three posts we introduced some of the people I have met in my life journey, discussed Romans 1 & 2, and looked at the story of Sodom and Gomorrah. Today we want to take a rather different look at Leviticus 18 and Acts 15. […]

Why I am an Ally – Part 3

If you are new to this series you might want to jump back in and read Part 1, where I talk about some of my personal interactions, or Part 2, where I discuss Romans 1 (and 2). Thank you to everyone who posted comments. They have definitely enriched the posts. One of my paragraphs in […]

Why I am an Ally – Part 2

A First Look at the Biblical Text Last week we were introduced to Craig, Steve, Bill, and Geoff, friends of mine that I have interacted with over the years. This was a reminder to all of us that when we enter into these discussions, there are real people at the other end. Craig and Bill […]

Ordinary Time Bible Study: Philippians — Friends in the Gospel (conclusion)

Ordinary Time Bible Study Philippians: Friends in the Gospel Study Seventeen (conclusion): The Last Thing to Say to Friends • • • Philippians 4:10-23, JB Phillips NT It has been a great joy to me that after all this time you have shown such interest in my welfare. I don’t mean that you had forgotten me, […]

Ordinary Time Bible Study: Philippians — Friends in the Gospel (16)

Ordinary Time Bible Study Philippians: Friends in the Gospel Study Sixteen: Friends Helping Friends • • • Philippians 4:2-9, JB Phillips NT Euodius and Syntyche I beg you by name to make up your differences as Christians should! And, my true fellow-worker help these women. They both worked hard with me for the Gospel, as did […]

Ordinary Time Bible Study: Philippians — Friends in the Gospel (15)

Ordinary Time Bible Study Philippians: Friends in the Gospel Study Fifteen: I’m a citizen of heaven, but heaven is not my home • • • Philippians 3:17-4:1, The Kingdom NT So, my dear family, I want you, all together, to watch what I do and copy me. You’ve got us as a pattern of behavior; pay […]

Ordinary Time Bible Study: Philippians – Friends in the Gospel (14)

I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and […]

Ordinary Time Bible Study: Philippians — Friends in the Gospel (13)

Ordinary Time Bible Study Philippians: Friends in the Gospel Study Thirteen: Don’t let anyone steal your joy • • • PHILIPPIANS 3:1-11 (JB Phillips translation) In conclusion, my brothers, delight yourselves in the Lord! It doesn’t bore me to repeat a piece of advice like this, and if you follow it you will find it a […]

Ordinary Time Bible Study: Philippians — Friends in the Gospel (12)

Ordinary Time Bible Study Philippians: Friends in the Gospel Study Twelve: Examples of the Jesus-shaped Life • • • PHILIPPIANS 2:19-30 I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I may be cheered by news of you. I have no one like him who will be genuinely concerned for your […]

Ordinary Time Bible Study: Philippians — Friends in the Gospel (11)

Ordinary Time Bible Study Philippians: Friends in the Gospel Study Eleven: Tom Wright on Phil. 2:12-18 • • • PHILIPPIANS 2:12-18 What I’m getting at, friends, is that you should simply keep on doing what you’ve done from the beginning. When I was living among you, you lived in responsive obedience. Now that I’m separated from […]