Sermons on Philippians
Raising the bar. This portion of the sermon on the mount digs into the heart of what the Mosaic law was trying to get to. We find that often the things we may think are “not such a big deal” often are.
Quite often we get the feeling of joy and gratitude in reverse order. We think that if we are feeling joy that it will make us grateful. This is backwards. We need to be grateful first, no matter the circumstances, and the feelings of joy will follow.
Philippians 4:4-9 Philippians 4:6-7 Matthew 6:25-34
We live in a culture of anxiousness brought on by technology, over-information and social disconnection. When we try to address this anxiousness we too often don’t put prayer at the top priority. Paul tells us, in the letter of Philippians, to not be anxious, but to pray and let the peace of God guard your heart and mind.
Consistent reading of scripture can have a very powerful impact. We pray that you can move from a feeling of obligation and becomes a time of great pleasure.
Prayer is a discipline. It takes practice, it takes all sorts of forms and it is way more powerful than you think.
There are many things in the human life that indicate that we are made for something different. We are citizens of heaven.
We are made to worship and if it is not God it will be something else, including our selves. But only God will satisfy. All idols leave us enslaved. Find freedom in the fulfilling worship of Jesus.
We are an intersection between the physical and spiritual world. Even though our bodies are temporary tents, we are being renewed day by day preparing us to take possession of a greater dwelling in heaven. So while on earth we are called to serve Jesus to the best of our ability.
John 18:33 – 19:11 Philippians 3:20 1 Timothy 2:1-2
Ecclesiastes Pt.14 Rejoice in the Lord, remove sins and remember your Creator. We rejoice today in our youth and in communion.
The Apostle Paul gives us an action plan in Philippians 4 for what to do when peace is replaced with anxiety and how to cultivate an environment of peace.