Faith is about ‘things not seen’ (Hebrews 11:1). But we like things we can see and touch. Also there’s money to be made out of religious merchandise. And so popular Christianity has always abounded with holy sites and relics.
THIS LETTER corrected the idea that Christ was going to return immediately. He would come, but first there would be a ‘rebellion’ (or apostasy) from the true teachings of Christ and his apostles (2:3).
THE GREEK CITY Philippi became the home of the first Christian congregation in Europe when the Apostle Paul and his companions visited on his second missionary journey. The account is in Acts 16:11–40.
REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS; again I will say, Rejoice (Philippians 4:4). Fine words, you might say. They sound like the words of someone who doesn’t have much to worry about. But those are not empty words.