Church 

Partnership for the Gospel

I’m very fortunate in that Grace Church Stockholm is not isolated or solitary. We’ve made many connections with churches around the world, but each time a new opportunity arises, what I’m looking for is partnership. In Philippians 1:5 Paul talks about ‘the partnership in the gospel’ that he shares with the church in Philippi. A few years ago I listened to PJ Smyth dig into Philippians 1:1-30 to show what this means and these are my notes. How partnership feels It feels like we are in Christ (v.1-2) It feels…

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Christian Living 

How to see life & death

Death is inescapable no matter how hard we try. As the song goes, ‘everyone wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die.’ For the Christian our approach to death has been radically changed by the death & resurrection of Christ. In the opening chapter of Paul’s letter to Philippians we see something of how this is worked out in his thought. In Philippians 1:21-26 Paul makes six statements that are worth considering: Living = Christ Dying = Gain Christ = Better Remain = Necessary Living = Fruitfulness Progress…

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