Category Archives: Philippians

The Kingdom Focused Church – Embracing

Philippians 3:7-20 – The – Kingdom – Focused – Church.  Think about those 4 words for a second.  Each word has significant meaning. – The – An article denoting specific, distinctive nature.  It identifies something which is special, unique, and even “one of a kind.” – Kingdom – A kingdom is that which is ruled

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You Can Do It!

Philippians 4:13 Introduction: I. I can do. What was Paul doing? a) Content with his circumstances (V. 12) Paul has learned the secret of contentment . . . he can be hungry, or well fed . . . he has learned to be content with much, or with little. He was rejoicing in all things

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Worshiping the SAVIOR, Not a Celebrity

Matthew 28:16-20 The word Twitter has entered our vocabulary recently. With the Iranian protesters using Twitter as a means of telling their story in that troubled nation, millions of people have been exposed to the brutal reactions of the Iranian government. The authorities have been seen beating and, in some instances, killing those who have

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What Have We Learned? Purpose Driven Life

Deuteronomy 11:1-2 Joke: 87 year old woman goes out on a date with a 97 year old man. “I had to slap him three times.” Did he get fresh with you? No, I slapped him to see if he were still alive. We don’t want the world slapping us to see if we are alive.

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What Does it Mean to be a Missionary?

Romans 15:14-33 Introduction: When people here in the USA are asked to support missions, they often wonder what do missionaries do? It reminds me of a cartoon I once read: Illustration: In a “Peanuts” cartoon, Lucy asks Charlie Brown, “Why are we here on Earth?” Charlie replied, “To make other people happy.” Lucy replied, “Then why are they

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Thank You, Lord

Ephesians 5:19-20 19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; 20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; – Ephesians 5:19-20 I have much to be thankful for: 1) As an American The holiday’s developmental progress

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Rejoice Always

Philippians 3:4-6 Dietrich Bonhoeffer saw the overriding purpose for Paul’s writing to the Philippians as a tractate on martyrdom written by a martyr to a community of martyrs.  While this thesis cannot be wholly maintained without straining the exegesis of the text, it does contain some truth.  Joy and rejoicing occur 14 times in this

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Get Rid of Your Anxiety

Philippians 4:6-7 When the news first came that Pearl Harbor had been bombed [World Trade Center had been destroyed], what did you feel? I know that many people felt anxiety. The Scripture says, however, not to be anxious. I. Be Anxious For Nothing a. Because it usually doesn’t come to pass, (Matthew 6). Abraham Lincoln

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Lessons from a Bar-B-Q

Daniel 3 Topics: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. The story is of three Hebrew children, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah; also known by their Chaldean names of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. The fiery furnace was a place that was kept hot 24 hours a day for the cremation of the dead. I. Standing firm begins before you face the fiery

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Don’t Just Stand There

Acts 1:8-11 Introduction: A man bought a donkey from a preacher. The donkey was trained to go when you said “Hallelujah,” and stop when you said, “Amen.” The man started the donkey by saying “Hallelujah.”  After a while they began to head toward a cliff. “Stop,” said the man. “Halt!” he cried. The donkey began to trot faster. Oh no . .

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