Danny Saavedra

About Danny Saavedra

Danny Saavedra has served on the staff of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale since 2012 as Communications Minister. He has a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling and Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. His wife Stephanie and two kids, Jude and Zoë, share a love of all things Marvel and Star Wars, burgers, Miami sports teams, and enjoy serving God together as a family.

Philippians Commentary: Day 42

“The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.”—Philippians 4:9 (NKJV)

Prassete: To do, perform, accomplish, put into practice; to commit to doing; the active process in performing (accomplishing) a deed, and implying what is done as a regular practice—i.e. a routine or habit.

Continuing his wrap-up on how to stand fast in the Lord, here the apostle Paul gives the Philippians the simplest piece of […]

By | 2018-08-30T11:33:26+00:00 August 12th, 2018|Series Notes|

Philippians Commentary: Day 41

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.”—Philippians 4:8 (NKJV)

Logizesthe: To reckon inwardly, count up or weigh the reasons, to deliberate; decide, think; to compute; to take into account. The English words logic and logical are derived from the Greek root logi.

Here the apostle Paul […]

By | 2018-08-30T11:22:36+00:00 August 11th, 2018|Series Notes|

Philippians Commentary: Day 40

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”—Philippians 4:6–7 (NKJV)

Merimnate: To be overly anxious, distracted, and pulled apart; to fall to pieces; sinful worry; to be troubled with cares.

In life, there will always be things to worry about, things that cause anxiety. There is no shortage of troubles […]

By | 2018-08-30T11:14:45+00:00 August 10th, 2018|Series Notes|

Philippians Commentary: Day 39

“Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.”—Philippians 4:5 (NKJV)

The next great event in God’s master plan, in His prophetic calendar, is the return of Jesus for His Church. And the whole period between the first coming of Christ and His return is viewed in the New Testament as the last age, or “days.” We are in the closing period of the world; the dispensation or era that will bring this world to an […]

By | 2018-08-30T11:08:05+00:00 August 9th, 2018|Series Notes|

Philippians Commentary: Day 38

“Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!”—Philippians 4:4 (NKJV)

If you remember, in Philippians 3:1, the apostle Paul said, “Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. For me to write the same things to you is not tedious, but for you it is safe.” It’s interesting that one chapter later, he reminds them again—actually twice in this verse—to rejoice.

The Greek word used here for rejoice is chairete. This word occurs 11 times in the New Testament and […]

By | 2018-08-30T11:03:57+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Series Notes|

Philippians Commentary: Day 37

“I implore Euodia and I implore Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. And I urge you also, true companion, help these women who labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the Book of Life.”—Philippians 4:2–3 (NKJV)

If you were to liken the Philippian church—or any church, or the corporate body of Christ—to a vocal arrangement, if two believers are in deep conflict, like […]

By | 2018-08-30T10:57:08+00:00 August 7th, 2018|Series Notes|

Philippians Commentary: Day 36

“Therefore, my beloved and longed-for brethren, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, beloved.”—Philippians 4:1 (NKJV)

Paul has shared some amazing and deep spiritual truths and instructions in this letter thus far. And as he begins to wrap up, here he tells them to stand strong, to stand fast, even in the midst of all manner of trials and tribulation.

In the Greek, “stand fast” is translated stékó, which means to “stand firm, to persevere in godliness through […]

By | 2018-08-30T10:53:29+00:00 August 6th, 2018|Series Notes|

Philippians Commentary: Day 35

“For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame—who set their mind on earthly things. For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His […]

By | 2018-08-30T10:59:04+00:00 August 5th, 2018|Series Notes|

Philippians Commentary: Day 34

“Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you. Nevertheless, to the degree that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us be of the same mind. Brethren, join in following my example, and note those who so walk, as you have us for a pattern.”—Philippians 3:15–17 (NKJV)

Mature (teleioi): Perfect; fully-grown; complete in all its parts; mature from […]

By | 2018-08-30T10:48:23+00:00 August 4th, 2018|Series Notes|

Philippians Commentary: Day 33

“Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”—Philippians 3:12–14 (NKJV)

Have […]

By | 2018-08-30T10:42:14+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Series Notes|