Philippians 2:19-30 – The Bride and Her Ministers

When our Lord Jesus ascended into heaven, Scripture says that he gave gifts to men. The chief gift was the gift of the Holy Spirit, who was poured out at Pentecost, but together with that Gift, was another gift that might surprise us: Man was given the gift of church government, or what we might call church officers.

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Philippians 1:18-26 – To Die Is Gain

Have you ever wondered how Paul could say things like “Rejoice always, and again I say rejoice,” and actually do it? Well here in our text we come to the source, the fountain, the wellspring from which joy is constantly overflowing in the Apostle, and if we can discover this hidden source and trace it to its depths, perhaps joy can overflow in us as well.

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