July is here, and with it are new books to read in our New Testament Challenge: Philippians and Mark. Turn the page to Philippians...let your mind be renewed and changed as you understand that Paul is still preaching "it's only Christ all the time." Only by his grace can we be saved and sanctified. Our citizenship is in heaven-- we are missionaries on this Earth. Our allegiance is to Christ, not our works, not ourselves or earthly kingdoms. In light of this reality, we can serve one another and our neighbors with true joy, even while enduring terrible circumstances. Our emotions aren't where joy is found, and they can be put in check as we fix our eyes on Jesus, and give thanksgiving for his finished work and his continuing mercy and grace. "May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace" Utilize your Right Now media account for studies related to this month's challenge.