Really, Kate? Binging on the Bible? LOL yes actually. It all started when I logged into Right Now Media. Jo Saxton was on the home page advertising her new study on Philippians. I love Jo Saxton so I clicked on it. It was so good that I watched several sessions of the Bible study.
Then I figured: Hey this is so good, why don’t I re-read the book myself. So I read the whole book (It isn’t very long). I loved it so much that I read it again later that night.
Then when I went back to Right Now Media her ad wasn’t on the screen. So I went to my saved lessons and as I scrolled I noticed a Phil Visher study on Philippians for kids that I had saved to one day watch. So I decided to start watching that one too.
Here…Just read the first 11 verses and see how great it is:
Philippians 1:1-11 New Living Translation (NLT)
1 This letter is from Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus.
I am writing to all of God’s holy people in Philippi who belong to Christ Jesus, including the church leaders and deacons.
2 May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.
3 Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. 4 Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy, 5 for you have been my partners in spreading the Good News about Christ from the time you first heard it until now. 6 And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
7 So it is right that I should feel as I do about all of you, for you have a special place in my heart. You share with me the special favor of God, both in my imprisonment and in defending and confirming the truth of the Good News. 8 God knows how much I love you and long for you with the tender compassion of Christ Jesus.
9 I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. 10 For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return. 11 May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation—the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ—for this will bring much glory and praise to God.
That kind of letter would inspire me, encourage me, and touch my heart.
There are still many more verses that are terrific. Take a look again for yourself and see what I mean. I hope you enjoy it as much as I am.
Until Next Time~