Tag: Philippians

The Command of Joy

Finally, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord. (Philippians 3:1)Here the Apostle is commanding the believers to have joy in the Lord.  How can that be a command?  We too often see joy as a response to something, but it is a decision that we must make.  So not to be joyful is disobedience.  …

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Let everything that breaths praise the lord! Praise the Lord!

2 Samuel 5:1-5; 6:1-5; Psalm 150      The week’s text confronts us in the emotional morass that seems to be all around us.  With the savagery and now vicious war that we are witnessing on the TV, with the protests and demonstrations by those that seem not to be persuaded by facts, and the …

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