Another "throw back Thursday" Christmas favorite: What Luke 10:38-42 teaches us about how to have a "Mary" Christmas. http://www.wednesdayintheword.com/have-a-mary-christmas-lu…/
WitW Update: Part 2 of Understanding God's Will - dealing with resentment; Isaiah Bible study resources; and how to take the bit out of gift-giving.
#TBT: This 2015 article is one of my favorites. If Christmas gift-giving feels like an annual performance review that you fail each year, here are 5 resolutions you might want to consider adopting. http://www.wednesdayintheword.com/how-to-give-the-perfect-…/
WitW New Series - Understanding God's Will plus 16 things to do while your Bible study is on break
With chapter 3 of Philippians, Paul begins a new but related topic. While his major concern is still that the Philippians sincerely embrace the gospel and so find eternal life, he now warns them against the false teaching of the Judaizers. While warning against legalism, Paul explains his view of his own “accomplishments” under the law. http://www.wednesdayintheword.com/philippians8/
WitW News: New Bible Study Resources
Philippians 2:12-13 is one of Paul's most famous statements and it's one we forget to place in the context of the letter. At first reading, it looks like Paul is highlighting a paradox of YOU work out your salvation because GOD is working in you. But in context, I think Paul is still concerned that the Philippians are living their lives in a manner worthy of the gospel (1:27) and are motivated to do so for the right reasons. http://www.wednesdayintheword.com/philippians6/
Paul encourages them to have the same attitude Jesus’ had be humbling himself and serving the needs of others. Although he had the rights and authority of God, Jesus voluntarily gave up those rights to become our servant and die on our behalf. He exhorts the Philippians to have that same attitude. www.wednesdayintheword.com/philippians5/