Paul finally gets to his initial purpose for writing Philippians: to say thank you to his friends for the generous financial gift. But his way of saying thank you for the treasure seems strange, even rude, to our western ears. Why is this? Could it be he's disassembling local customs? Could it be he's got a deeper purpose? Could it be that there's a greater treasure to be thankful for?
Stay towards the end to hear two valuable partners in the Gospel receive a portion of the honour they deserve: Walter and Cindy Selke, long-time missionaries to First Nations individuals in Saskatchewan; and Madison St. Louis, our excellent summer student.
You will also hear our friend Shane get publicly eviscerated... for a good cause???