Devotionals about Discipleship


Theft-Proof Joy

Read: Philippians 1:18-21 I will rejoice, for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance. (vv. 18-19)


Dealing with Envy

Read: Philippians 1:15-18; 1 Corinthians 1:10-13 Some indeed preach Christ from and envy and rivalry . . . thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment. (vv. 15, 17) It is a sad day


Bold to Speak

Read: Philippians 1:14-18; Acts 28:11-31 And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear. (v. 14)


Prison Breakthroughs

Read: Philippians 1:12-18; 4:21-22 All the saints greet you, especially those of Caesar’s household. (4:22) Yesterday we discovered the gospel penetrating the hardcore imperial guard of Rome. But that was


Reaching Far for Christ

Read: Philippians 1:12-18; 2 Corinthians 4:1-10 It has become known throughout the whole imperial guard . . . that my imprisonment is for Christ. (v. 13) The Roman imperial guard was an elite


The Things That Happen to Us

Read: Philippians 1:12-18 What has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel. (v. 12) Paul wrote the epistle of Philippians from Rome, where he was under house arrest:


Resisting the Affection of Christ Jesus

Read: Philippians 1:8-11; Hosea 11:1-9 I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. (v. 8) Yesterday we were reminded that some find it difficult to embrace the affection


The Affection of Christ Jesus

Read: Philippians 1:8-11; Matthew 9:35-38 How I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. (v. 8) Philip Yancey shares a brief story in his book What’s So Amazing


Truly Concerned about You

Read: Philippians 1:8-11 I hold you in my heart. . . . For God is my witness, how I yearn for you all. (vv. 7-8) Sociologists have a theory called “the looking-glass self.”