To Know Him and Make Him Known

Think Right-Side Up in an Upside-Down World (Page 2)

About What God Wants

God has communicated clearly what He wants from us.  He is not impressed by our lineage, accomplishments, or status as moral people, because they cause us to shift all our confidence and hope onto our own abilities and skills.  The only way to be “good” with God is to put all of our confidence in […]

about Our Mission

Paul delivers to the Philippians their mission as a church: to shine as lights in the world and hold fast the word of life. Carrying it out successfully calls for getting rid of hindrances and meeting certain requirements. But it’s worth the effort, both for future glory for Christ and for present joy in serving […]

Like Jesus

Sermon Summary:  Living in a completely selfless and others-centered way is impossible unless we learn to think the way that Jesus thought.  But if we come to Jesus in desperate faith, he can help us to think differently about ourselves and others, which will enable us to live the way that Jesus lived.

about My Lifestyle

Paul expects us to make sure we understand that our lifestyle (the values, goals, and choices that we live by) is “in sync” with the good news about Jesus.  To help us judge how we’re doing, he gives us four benchmarks in this passage to help us measure how closely our own personal lifestyle matches […]

about Life and Death

We only have so much “life” and how we choose to spend it is crucial.  Right-side up thinking, according to Paul, means that we will spend our lives honoring Jesus and not ourselves.  Death, while not pleasant or desirable, is not to be feared or avoided, because it ushers me into the arms of the […]