COA #4 - Seek to Grow in Righteousness

November 20, 2018

Many are the injunctions from the mouth of Jesus and the other New Testament writers toward righteousness. This command will not surprise anyone. Indeed, the entire message of Scripture can be summarized as a call to righteous living. 

From The Commands of the Apostles by Michael Phillips. Read by Michael Kimball. More information on this and similar writings may be found at Father of the Inklings. Visit Amazon to purchase The Commands of the Apostles and other books by Michael Phillips.
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COA #3 - Choose to Be Transformed by the Renewal of Your Mind

November 15, 2018

The intricate progression of Paul's thought in Romans 12:1-2 continues. Verse 1 is highlighted by the chosen "living sacrifice" which characterizes the moment-by-moment life of the Christian in relation to God. 

From The Commands of the Apostles by Michael Phillips. Read by Michael Kimball. More information on this and similar writings may be found at Father of the Inklings. Visit Amazon to purchase The Commands of the Apostles and other books by Michael Phillips.
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COA #2 - Present Yourself as a Daily Living Sacrifice to God

November 13, 2018

The next two apostolic commands come to us most succinctly in Romans 12:1-2. These verses represent one of the New Testament's foundational challenges in Christian discipleship. 

From The Commands of the Apostles by Michael Phillips. Read by Michael Kimball. More information on this and similar writings may be found at Father of the Inklings. Visit Amazon to purchase The Commands of the Apostles and other books by Michael Phillips.

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COA #1 - Yield Yourself to God

November 8, 2018

Having acknowledged God's existence, it can truly be said that the foundational appropriate response of any human being to God is to yield to him. 

From The Commands of the Apostles by Michael Phillips. Read by Michael Kimball. More information on this and similar writings may be found at Father of the Inklings. Visit Amazon to purchase The Commands of the Apostles and other books by Michael Phillips.

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Command #120 - This is My Command: Love One Another

November 6, 2018

From The Commands by Michael Phillips. Read by Michael Kimball. More information on this and similar writings may be found at Father of the Inklings. Visit Amazon to purchase The Commands and other books by Michael Phillips. 

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Command #119 - Practice My Words

November 1, 2018

Throughout the Gospels, Jesus urges obedience to his Commands in many ways and with a great variety of words, phrases, metaphors, and parables. 

From The Commands by Michael Phillips. Read by Michael Kimball. More information on this and similar writings may be found at Father of the Inklings. Visit Amazon to purchase The Commands and other books by Michael Phillips.
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Command #118 - Bear Fruit As My Disciples

October 30, 2018

What is the "fruit" we are to bear as the Lord's disciples? How will our lives "glorify" God the Father? 

From The Commands by Michael Phillips. Read by Michael Kimball. More information on this and similar writings may be found at Father of the Inklings. Visit Amazon to purchase The Commands and other books by Michael Phillips.
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Command #117 - Do As I Do and Become Like Me

October 25, 2018

The debate is long standing in Christendom about what exactly "sanctification" is and how it comes about. 

From The Commands by Michael Phillips. Read by Michael Kimball. More information on this and similar writings may be found at Father of the Inklings. Visit Amazon to purchase The Commands and other books by Michael Phillips.
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Command #116 - Don’t Call Me Lord and Not Do What I Tell You

October 23, 2018

It was not until after much reflection that it slowly dawned on me what an intriguing and perhaps prophetic word this is from the mouth of Jesus. 

From The Commands by Michael Phillips. Read by Michael Kimball. More information on this and similar writings may be found at Father of the Inklings. Visit Amazon to purchase The Commands and other books by Michael Phillips.
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Command #115 - Don’t Look Back On Your Past Life

October 18, 2018

The image Jesus is alluding to here is familiar from many sermon illustrations. The farmer guiding his single plow behind donkey or horse or ox desires to plough a precisely straight furrow from one end of the field to the other. 

From The Commands by Michael Phillips. Read by Michael Kimball. More information on this and similar writings may be found at Father of the Inklings. Visit Amazon to purchase The Commands and other books by Michael Phillips.
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