COA #28 - Walk Faithfully by Faith, Not by Sight

February 15, 2019

The Spirit-fruit Paul defines as "faithfulness" clearly derives from, though may not be exactly the same as, that quality of mind and heart we call "faith." Though originating out of the same root, the two clearly carry distinct attributes. 

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 #27 - Do Good, Love God, Be Good

February 13, 2019

Many may be the lingering objections from yesterday's examination of kindness. It is admittedly bold to identify a principle of behavior and conduct as surpassing theology to epitomize the foundation of the gospel message. 

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 #26 - Be Kind

February 7, 2019

The more down-to-earth one makes the teachings of the Bible, the more certain intellectual spiritualists resent the absence of doctrine, theology, and analysis. The practicality of the Bible is too much for them. 

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 #25 - Respond With Patience

February 5, 2019

Our response to patience all depends on how we phrase the command. 

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 #24 - Walk in Peace

January 31, 2019

Peace is one of those evanescent felt singularities in life for which we hunger yet experience all too seldom. 

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 #23 - Rejoice in All Circumstances, Especially in Your Trials

January 24, 2019

The secret to understanding the Bible is really quite simple. The formula for unlocking Genesis 1 is the same as that needed to penetrate the mysteries of Revelation 22...and everything in between. That powerful key is: Converting principle to command. 

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 #22 - Make Love Your Aim

January 22, 2019

It comes as no surprise that the first "fruit of the Spirit" Paul lists in Galatians 5:22 is love. 

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 #21 - Walk by the Spirit

January 17, 2019

The familiar passage in Galatians that underlies the ten "Galatia" commands of this section emerges out of an extensive study in contrasts presented by Paul throughout this entire epistle. 

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 #20 - Don’t Worry

January 15, 2019

The command not to worry--both from Jesus' lips and from the pens of James, Paul, Peter, and John--is probably the single most difficult biblical command for me to lay hold of and simply obey

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 #19 - Be Thankful in All Circumstances

January 10, 2019

I'm sure you've had the experience of rediscovering a treasure from former times, or one thought to be lost. I often find this happening with ideas as well as possessions. 

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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