gospelthread contributor and Pastor of Discipleship & Leadership Development at Kaleo Church.

Philippians 2:1-8 — The king of humility

February 19, 2018. At the cross, we find original and contagious humility in Jesus—the king who gave up his throne, his life and everything in between to save us.

Philippians 1:27-30 — Connection failed

January 20, 2018. At the cross, we are shown how heartbreaking our lack of unity really is. For the first time in all of eternity, Jesus was left completely alone. His disciples abandoned him and his Father in heaven turned his face away.

Philippians 1:19-26 — New and improved death wish

January 2, 2018. To live is Christ, and to die is gain. Paul’s dilemma points to a greater life and death: Jesus set his face toward the cross to gain a people for himself.

Philippians 1:12-18 — Gospel + suffering = more gospel

December 8, 2017. The Source of Paul’s joy in suffering is actually the clearest demonstration of God using suffering to advance the Gospel. That Source is Jesus himself. Jesus suffered the worst death in human history, but in being lifted up on the cross for all to see, the gospel advanced to people from every tribe, nation, and tongue.