The book of Philippians is a letter written by Paul to the church of Philippi .When he was imprisoned (Philippians 1:13-14) – a sort of house arrest in Rome (Acts 28:14-31), the church of Philippi sends Epaphroditus bearing some gifts to Paul and he sends this letter back with Epaphroditus to be read to all at the church of Philippi. As I read Philippians 1:1-11, I am always struck by Paul’s attitude while he was not allowed freedom of movement outside his present home. Does this feel familiar to us at this time. We all might be at different levels … Continue reading What defines your Identity and Service?
It is easy to praise God when we are winning at life, but what does it look like when things are not going our way? It is easy to see God in triumphant moments but not so much when we feel He is silent. As people of God we are called to honour Him, trust Him and praise Him in all circumstances. Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Saviour and my God. —Psalm 42:11 The psalmist here instructs himself to hope in God and expresses an inner determination to keep praising … Continue reading Praising God in Trying Times