I plead with Euodia and I plea with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. 3 Yes, and I ask you, my true companion, help these women since they have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel,
(Philippians 4:2-3a) NIV
Paul tries to end a disagreement in the church between Euodia and Syntyche..
But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, Philippians 3:20
Christians live in this world but their true citizenship is in heaven.
Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel. As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard[c] and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. And because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident in the Lord and dare all the more to proclaim the gospel without fear. Philippians 1:12=14 (NIV)
Paul was a witness in chains but a witness for Christ nevertheless.
I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; Philippians 1:3-6
Paul had a special relationship with the church at Philippi based on mutual love for each other, love for the gospel and mutual respect.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV)
In the face of coronavirus and anything else be brave.
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Ephesians 6:13
God grants us strength to endure and joy along the journey.
Evangelist Dowe shares that in a time of change and challege around the world God gives us strength to endure.
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Pastor Franklin Culver of Resurrection Power Church of God in Christ in Gahanna, Ohio shares.
God has designed you with a destiny to be fulfilled just as he had a destiny for Moses.