Covenant Weekly - January 30
January 30, 2018
Today I simply want to leave you with a plea that Paul the apostle wrote to the church in Philippi and ask you to join me in praying for the same for in church and our community.
Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends!
I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. Yes, and I ask you, my true companion, help these women since they have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
Please join me in praying that we at Covenant will:
- Stand firm in the way of Jesus
- Be of one mind in the Lord
- Be a people who rejoice well
- Demonstrate a gentleness that is evident to all
- Trust things to God rather than live with anxiety
- Enjoy the peace of Christ
- Keep our minds and hearts on those things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy - those things which reflect Jesus and the heart of God
And from that place, we can believe and know that the God of peace will be with us all. Amen.