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Phil 4:1-3 Christians never have conflict do they?  One would pray and hope that’s true, but unfortunately conflict is apart of the image bearer of God, going back to the first conflict in human history.  Where did we see the first conflict of the human kind?  Answer is found in Genesis 4:1-16 A historical account of two brothers who brought their offering to God.  The Bible says “In the course of time Cain brought to the LORD an offering of the fruit of the ground, and Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. And the LORD had regard for Abel and his offering, but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell. The LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it." Cain spoke to Abel his brother. And when they were in the fiel


.  Phil 3:12-4:1 One of the amazing things about the Scripture is the way God using the writer’s personalities to pen the letters through the Spirit’s leading and directing.  What do I mean?  Many times Paul uses metaphors to express a point he is trying to get across to the people and one of those ways is his use of athletic metaphors. For example: In 1 Cor 9:24-27 Paul says “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.” Paul described the Christian life as a struggle, like a wrestling match or a fight. “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities,