Yearly Archives: 2016

Introduction to the 150 Day Challenge – Beginning January 1

Dear FPC family and friends, We are becoming a bit more adventurous in this Challenge.  We are moving from our traditional ninety day to a whopping 150 Day Challenge.  The reason should be obvious.  We are going to be looking … Continue reading

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August 30, 2016: Day 93 – Colossians 4

And so it ends.  It is really hard to believe that we have completed not one, but two 90 Day Challenges.  We end on Paul’s greeting to the church in Colossae.  I love what he says in vs.5.  He reminds … Continue reading

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August 29, 2016: Day 92 – Colossians 3

Paul did seem to like to make sure that the family structure was without question one that was clear.  He encourages wives to be subject and husbands to love.  As we have said in previous comments, this does not mean … Continue reading

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August 28, 2016: Day 91 – Colossians 2

Were you able to follow what Paul was talking about in this second chapter.  It can be a bit confusing to us, but remember the Colossians knew exactly what he was talking about.  Now that we are more than 2000 … Continue reading

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August 27, 2016: Day 90 – Colossians 1

We begin our last leg of the journey.  It is a journey through Paul’s letter to the church  in Colossae as we read in vs.2.  It is a church made up primarily of gentiles, so those who would be foreigners … Continue reading

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August 26, 2016: Day 89 – Philippians 4

This chapter helps us to understand why this is the epistle of joy.  Over and over again Paul encourages the church in Philippi to rejoice.  In fact, vs.4 is such a well known verse that there is a song that … Continue reading

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August 25, 2014: Day 88 – Philippians 3

It is obvious that Paul is wrapping this up.  Whenever you begin a sentence with “finally”, the implication is that we are at the end of whatever was started some chapters earlier.  I’ll never forget when we were pastors in … Continue reading

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August 24, 2016: Day 87 – Philippians 2

Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus.  What a powerful statement.  We are to have the mind of Christ.  The mind of Christ would then give us the desires of Christ.  The desires of Christ … Continue reading

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August 23, 2016: Day 86 – Philippians 1

I found a great article on the background of Philippians here at this website.  It is really helpful if you want some of the backstory to the letter that Paul wrote to his first church that he founded, the church … Continue reading

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