Present the Word of God In Its Fullness

Colossians 1

Present the Word of God In Its FullnessChrist suffered afflictions for the sake of his body, which is the church. Colossians 1:24

My commission from God is to present the word of God in its fullness. Colossians 1:25

The mystery of God is this: that Christ is in you. Therefore, may everyone be perfect in Christ. Colossians 1:27-28

In Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Colossians 2:3

Make sure no one deceives you by fine-sounding arguments. Colossians 2:4

Make your purpose to encourage in heart, be united in love, be full of the riches of Christ, and have complete understand of the mystery of God. Colossians 2:2

If you are called by God, it doesn’t matter how difficult circumstances may be. Oswald Chambers

 

May God Bless You With Great Endurance, Patience, and Joy

Colossians 1

May God Bless You With Great Endurance, Patience, and JoyTo the holy, believing, and faithful brothers in Christ, I write to you. Colossians 1:1

You have a hope stored up for you in heaven that is revealed to you in the word of truth, that is, the gospel. All over the world the gospel is bearing fruit and growing. Colossians 1:5-6

We pray that God will fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. Colossians 1:9

In response to God’s blessing and grace, live a life worthy of the Lord. Please him in every way. Bear fruit in every good work. Grow in the knowledge of God. Be strengthened with all power. Colossians 1:10-11

May God, according to his glorious might, bless you with great endurance, patience, and joy. Colossians 1:11-12

Be full of joy. Give thanks to God who has rescued you from the dominion of darkness and brought you into the kingdom of light, that is the kingdom of his Son. Colossians 1:13

The words of the Lord hurt and offend until there is nothing left to hurt or offend. Oswald Chambers

 

The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ Be With Your Spirit

Philippians 4

The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ Be With Your SpiritMy God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

I have learned the secret of being content. I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:12-13

Renew your concern for me. Philippians 4:

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Philippians 4:23

The thing the Holy Spirit will detect in you is your nature that can never work in His service. Oswald Chambers

Do Not Be Anxious About Anything

Philippians 4

Do Not Be Anxious About AnythingLet your gentleness be evidence to all. Philippians 4:4

Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in everything, by prayer and petitions, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. In doing so, the peace of God will guard your hearts and minds in Christ. Philippians 4:6-7

Whatever is true, noble, loving, pure, right, admirable, excellent or worthy of praise — allow thee things to occupy your mind. Philippians 4:8-9

Whatever you have learned, received, heard, or seen in and from me, put these things into practice. Philippians 4:9

One or two will show gratitude for your acts in Christ. Most will show total ingratitude. This is the way of Jesus. Oswald Chambers

Christ Will Transform Our Bodies So They Will Be Like His

Philippians 3

Christ Will Transform Our Bodies So They Will Be Like HisI hope in the Lord Jesus to . . . Philippians 2:19

God had mercy on him and he did not die. Philippians 2:27

As for legalistic righteousness, I was faultless. Philippians 3:6

Now I do not have a righteousness of my own that comes from the LAW, but rather, I have a righteousness that comes from the LORD. Philippians 3:9

Christ will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. Philippians 3:21

Place the Interests of Others Above Yours

Philippians 2

Place the Interests of Others Above YoursIf you have any encouragement from being united with Christ . . .

If you have any comfort from his love . . .

If you have any tenderness and compassion . . .

If you have any fellowship with his spirit . . .

. . . then be of one mind and work in agreement together with one another.

Do NOTHING out of selfish ambition. Pleasure from personal profit is evidence of a sinful nature. Instead, look out not only for your own interests, but also for the interests of others. In fact, place their interests above yours. This is the will of Christ who, being in his very nature God, made himself nothing for us. This should also be your attitude. Philippians 2: 1-11

Temptation directs me towards what I understand to be good. When I yield to temptation, I make lust a god. God does not save us from temptation — God sustains us in the midst of temptation. Oswald Chambers

It Has Been Granted to You to Suffer for Christ

Philippians 1:12-29

It Has Been Granted to You To Suffer for ChristI want you to know that what happened to me has really served to advance the gospel. Philippians 1:12 (Can we say that what happens to us because of our faith in Christ advances the gospel? Or are we so busy complaining about how we’re treated that the gospel loses ground in our area of [social] influence?)

It has become clear that I am in chains in order to encourage others and speak the word of God more courageously and fearlessly. Philippians 1:13-14 (In our hardships do we encourage others to speak the word of God courageously and fearlessly? Or are our words merely complaints based on our self-rights-ness?)

I know that through your prayers and the help given by the Holy Spirit what is happening to me will turn out for my deliverance. Philippians 1:19 (Are our prayers sending help to someone through the Holy Spirit? Or are our prayers mainly for deliverance from our current trials?)

I eagerly expect and hope that I will not be ashamed of my actions but have the courage to witness for Christ. Philippians 1:20 (When we look back on our life, will be ashamed of the words spoken to others, the acts committed against others, and the poor witness of Christ presented to others?)

Conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Philippians 1:27

This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed and you will be saved — that you stand firm in one spirt, contending as one man for the faith of the gospel without being frightened in any way. Philippians 1:28 (As the persecution of those in Christ increases, will we stand firm in our faith, absorb the blows of others, and pray that God will forgive them? Or will we lash out with words and weapons?)

It has been granted to you on behalf of Christ to not only believe in Christ, but also to suffer for him. Philippians 1:29

If we have been regenerated through Christ, then God will change our attitudes about the things for which we pray. Oswald Chambers