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We are planning to begin a verse by verse study of the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Christians who were living in the city of Philippi (a part of Europe). Believe it or not, their struggles and challenges were very similar to ours (1 Corinthians 10:13). Paul wasn’t moping around in prison, but was joyful as he wrote this letter to them. He was in prison for preaching the Gospel concerning Christ’s death for our sins and insisting that the bodily resurrection be a part of it (Acts 23:6; 24:15; 2 Timothy 2:8-10). A dead man can’t save anyone. If Christ were still dead, Christians would be most pitiable (1 Corinthians 15:19). But He’s alive in heaven right now interceding for His own (Hebrews 7:25).

Our hope (confident expectation) of being raised bodily from the dead, if we should die, is based on Christ’s own resurrection. (See Hebrews 9:27; 1 Corinthians 15:51, 52). His bodily resurrection insures (guarantees) the bodily resurrection of everyone who was ever conceived and who died, each in his/her own order (1 Corinthians 15:20-28). The wicked dead are NOT annihilated as some cults teach. Universalism is a false doctrine.  Nor is anyone reincarnated again and again as some religions teach. This is a false hope that many people have.

We would like to invite you to join us each week on Facebook or on Youtube. You might want to ask your spouse, your family, or your friends to join us if they can. We want this to be a very practical study to help you and other Christians grow in your walk with the Lord so you can glorify Him, by making Him known to others (Psalm 34:3; 1 Corinthians 10:31).

First, we’ll carefully observe what the Word of God actually says. Then we’ll try to interpret it by asking, “What was the writer trying to convey to us?” We believe in the literal, historical, and grammatical interpretation of the Scriptures. Finally, we’ll try to help you apply the truth to your life. After all, faith without works is dead (James 2:20).

You may not be able to join us live on Facebook, but you can watch these studies at your own convenience at a later time. We know that your time is valuable. Don’t kill it.” Use it wisely (Ephesians 5:16). We all have 168 hours each week. Spending time in God’s Word can transform your life (Romans 12:1, 2) and enable you to enjoy the peace of God that surpasses all understanding” (Philippians 4:6, 7). Peace with God comes at the moment we’re saved (Romans 5:1).  Peace on earth will come when Christ returns after the 7 years of the tribulation (Isaiah 9:6, 7; Revelation 6-19).

If you’re not a Christian yet, we want to encourage you become one right now, wherever you are, by putting your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, who died for your sins…and rose again bodily on the third day. When you do this you will become a Christian instantly. If you do this, you will be taken out of the devil’s family (kingdom) and placed in God’s forever family (Colossians 1:13; 1 John 3:8-10; John 3:3-8; 8:44). We are not saved by our good works lest anyone should boast (Ephesians 2:1-10). If you lack assurance of your salvation, please contact us so we can help you make sure of it (1 John 5:13; Romans 8:16).

We will be using the New King James translation of the Bible and one with Dr. C. I. Scofield’s notes in it. If you don’t have one, we would like to encourage you to secure one for yourself at your Christian book store or from the Internet. It is available in regular or large print.

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I plan to share with you some of the things I do as I study my Bible. If you don’t have our Understanding the Times Dispensation Chart,” we’d like to invite you to download and print one from our website: www.kelseypeach.com. We also have an article entitled The Order Of Coming Events.” You can download it here:  https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2016/02/20/the-order-of-coming-events-2/ These two charts will help you understand where we are in time so you can maximize your remaining time on earth. Treat each day as though it might be your last day on earth. Your degree of pleasure in heaven, or your degree of suffering in the lake of fire will be determined by your works on earth (1 Corinthians 3:11-15; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 20:10-15).

We know that your time is valuable. We all have 168 hours each week. Spending some time in God’s Word can transform your life and enable you to enjoy the peace of God that surpasses all understanding” (Philippians 4:6, 7). Fifteen minutes is about 1% of your day. So spending 2% of your day with us in God’s Word would be about 30 minutes.

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We want this to be a rich experience for you and for those whose lives you influence. We’re looking for faithful Christians (1 Corinthians 4:2) to whom we can pass on this information, so they can pass it on to other faithful Christians (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17). Are you a F.A.T.F.R.E.E. Christian (Faithful, Available, Teachable, Flexible, Resilient, Evangelistic, and Enthusiastic Christian) Are you teachable and willing to change? None of us has arrived yet. There is still room for more growth and Christlikeness (Philippians 3:12-14; Galatians 5:22, 23).

Please send us your questions and comments, along with the concerns that you have. We’re here to show our love for God by loving His children first (John 13:34, 35; 1 John 2:15-17; 3:16, 17; See Galatians 6:10).

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