Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Glorious Provision of God’s Grace

Philippians 4:10-23             November 30, 2014          Link for audio/video/manuscript

It’s been said that a contented man is one who enjoys the scenery along the detours. In the face of the difficult circumstances of conflict, anxiety and ungodly influence Paul was joyfully “content” because he was a thermostat for Christ rather than a thermometer of his circumstances. Paul was content in Christ and his contentment came from knowing Jesus - and in knowing Jesus he could do all things through Christ who strengthened him, as he pressed on toward the goal of the upward prize of God in Christ Jesus. The glorious provision of God’s grace is that the gospel penetrates all strongholds, even the strongholds of relational conflict, fear/anxiety and ungodly influence deep within our own hearts.