Category Archives for Philippians

Philippians – We Can Do All Things

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We finish Philippians with a bang! We have one of the most iconic of verses from Philippians: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Let's dig into it!

00:00 Our final Philippians episode!

00:52 A quick review of previous Philippians episodes

04:56 Philippians 4:10-23

56:18 Closing prayer

Dain Spore is Pastor of Kauai Christian Fellowship, Hawaii.

Philippians – Put into Practice

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Philippians 4:8,8 - Only two verses but what a wealth of wisdom! We cover everything from depression to Doom Scrolling, garbage in, garbage out and, of course, putting Paul's advice into practice. As Paul promises, "The God of peace will be with you." 

00:00 Pastor Dain Spore

00:35 Philippians 4:8,9

1:06:52 Closing

Prayer Dain is Pastor of Kauai Christian Fellowship, Hawaii.

Paster Dain – The Peace of God

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Philippians 4:2-7 - The Peace of God!

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Have you ever been involved in a work project at church, and either witnessed, or been a part of a disagreement about how the job could “best be done?” Then you’ll appreciate Paul’s comments regarding a “beef” that had occurred at the Church at Philippi. His response is to explain to us that since we have all been yoked together, it is imperative that we “agree in Christ” so that we might get to the important work at hand...the presentation of the Gospel! There it is again. Paul’s great contention about the importance of the Church working together in unity to promote the soul-saving gospel. It is of an immensely more importance than our personal needs. We cover this and also the great JOY we have in Christ.


Dain Spore is Pastor of Kauai Christian Fellowship, Hawaii.

Philippians – Citizens of Heaven

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Once again this world that we live in has broken my heart. The latest round of terrorism in the Israel has really shaken me to the core. Perhaps what bugs me the most is when I try to imagine scenarios in my head that would solve the complex problems of the world. The answers I come up with are at best juvenile fantasies, and at worst are so violent and hateful that I have to repent to God for even thinking such things. Which is why I was so excited to see what verses we would be covering from Philippians this time.

If you didn’t know already, I have traveled fairly extensively all over this planet, and have always had the easiest of entrances into foreign countries because I carry with me a passport from the USA. It is like the golden ticket to being welcomed somewhere. Therefore I always keep close tabs on my passport at all times and guard it very carefully. But there are many other times when I find myself disappointed with the state of the world, and simply being an American is nowhere near satisfactory. That is why when I read this verse from Philippians today I wanted to jump out of my chair and shout for joy!

"But our citizenship is in heaven" (Phil 3:20).

Hallelujah! This world is not our home, we’re only passing through! And our leader is not an elected official but the all powerful, sovereign, mighty, just, and loving Creator of the Universe. He is the King of Kings, and I am a citizen of His Kingdom first and foremost, now and forever. Amen!


00:00 Some key announcements.
01:30 Opening prayer.
02:13 Dain and the Doctor.
02:49 Passport to the Kingdom of God.
06:06 Review of previous chapter.
08:38 Philippians 3:17-4:1.
54:08 Closing prayer.
55:12 Prayer for peace in Israel.

Dain Spore is Pastor of Kauai Christian Fellowship in Hawaii.

Philippians – Already, Not Yet

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Philippians 3:12-16 - Pressing onward toward the goal. The Apostle Paul speaks of pressing on toward the goal of "being made perfect." Pastor Dain speaks of "Already - Not Yet," the idea that in Christ we are declared righteous, but still there's more to it: We already have it, but not yet...make sense?

Dain Spore is Pastor of Kauai Christian Fellowship, Hawaii

Philippians – Best Verse Ever!

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Pastor Dain loves Philippians 3:9! Find out why - it has a lot to do with faith and righteousness. 

Dain Spore is pastor of Kauai Christian Fellowship, Hawaii.

Philippians – My Calling?

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Pastor Dain - Philippians 2:19-30 - What's My Calling?

We cover Philippians 2:19-30. We have fun looking at the lives of two other solid Christians who were with Paul in Rome. In fact, it dawned on me that Paul’s comments (and great appreciation) about Timothy were likely written down by Timothy himself! Paul is a genius. And we get into the important question, "What's my calling from God?"

Philippians – Work Out Salvation

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Philippians 2:12-18 - Salvation by works? And more... 

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We take a look at Paul's letter, covering how we interact with God and with each other during our time here on earth, plus other fascinating topics including the sanctification process, and then a simple, easy command from Paul: Do all things without complaint or argument. Piece of cake right?!


00:00 Pastor Von's impact. 

03:51 Von's video.

05:36 Review of previous studies.

09:23 Philippians 2:12-18.

56:10 Closing prayer. 


Dain Spore is Pastor of Kauai Christian Fellowship, Hawaii.

Philippians – Poem p2

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Philippians 2:6-11 - Paul's Poem

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Today as I studied the unique relationship between God the Father and God the Son, with all the mutual glorification going on…I felt a bit overwhelmed. Verses like this one: "Now the Son of Man is glorified and God is glorified in Him. If God is glorified in Him, God will glorify the Son in Himself, and will glorify Him at once" almost started to feel like tongue twisters, and my brain was getting foggy trying to sort it all out.

And yet, perhaps in the light of the fact that this past weekend was a very special one to me because of a wedding, it caused me to see all of our relationships with each other in the context of Jesus’ relationship with His father. If we could even come close to their attitude…what a different world we could have! And indeed, this is the point Paul seems to be making.

We try and sort it all out as we examine the epic poem of Phil 2:6-11.

In the meantime, if you want to get your “egghead” on, check out this fascinating scientific defense of the Biblical Judeo/Christianity by the renowned scientist John Lennox at a conference of faith at Oxford. It’s only about 15 minutes, but keep your finger on the pause button because you will have to stop and digest every few minutes: 

Video Chapters:

00:00 Quick review of Philippians 1 and 2 so far

06:40 Paul's poem in Philippians 2

52:42 Prayer

53:04 Afterthoughts


Dain Spore is Pastor of Kauai Christian Fellowship, Hawaii.

Philippians – Paul’s Poem

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When I was just getting my feet wet as a pastor, I had a close mentor in the ministry whom I would meet with regularly. We would drink coffee, and in my pseudo-intellectual caffeinated state, I would love to jump into the deep end of theology and speculate and postulate my way through various “ians” and “isms." I'd ask things like, “What do YOU think about Semi-Pelagian Arminianism soteriology as compared to five-point Calvinism?”

Sometimes after an hour or so of this, my friend would get frustrated with me and say this: “Yeah, that is all well and good but…what does it look like?” In other words, he wasn’t so interested in exploring the cerebral ramifications of an idea, but rather to what effect was all this knowledge. What good were these conversations if they were not transformative. Around this time I came across a quote that I though was so instructive, I printed it out and put it by front door where I would see it every morning when I left for the office. It said “The end of all good theology is love”.

I was thinking of this while studying chapter two of Philippians. Paul encourages us to be humble, compassionate, encouraging members of His Body. But, as my friend would say, “What does it look like?” Paul provides the perfect example of exactly “what it looks like” in an amazing poem that describes the life, death, resurrection and exaltation of our Messiah Savior Jesus Christ.

This time we deconstruct Paul's awesome poem and tease out all the beautiful intricacies of how Christ loves us, and therefore, how we are to love each other!

Pastor Dain