Philippians 4:7-9. Living in a manner that is worthy of the gospel takes a constant focus on the part of a believer to have his or her mind set on heavenly things. Paul holds out to his readers what some of those things are in this passage. Not only are believers to think on these things, but they are to be put into practice.
Philippians 2:9-11. After focusing on the humility of Jesus last week our focus this week now turns towards the exaltation that Jesus received from the Father for His obedience. All authority has been given to Jesus and all will bend the knee to Him. Some in joy and others in defeat.
John 14:2-3. God makes many promises to those who follow Him. In the person of Jesus Christ, He promises that He is preparing a room for them and that He, Himself will be coming back to bring them there to be with Him. Why are we so slow to share this good news with those to whom this promise has not yet been made?
2 Corinthians 3:7-18. After claiming that he and his team are ministers of the new covenant of Christ by the grace of God, Paul now uses the second half of chapter 3 to begin detailing how the glory of this new covenant far exceeds the glory of the old. With the new covenant comes the Holy Spirit who works in believers bringing them from one degree of glory to another.
Psalm 64. We finish our study of the Psalms with a look at Psalm 64 written by King David. This song was written for the congregation to sin during times of verbal assault from surrounding nations. David himself had his share of these moments. As he points us to in this psalm, David places his place of comfort and aide in the strength and protection of the Lord and not his own retribution.
We also had the opportunity to listen to the testimonies of brother and sisters in Christ and witness their baptisms.
We were unable to produce a recording of the sermon this week, but were able to produce the testimonies. Please give them a listen and we apologize for any inconvenience in not having the sermon.
In this morning’s passage, John 19:17-42, the author tells us his version of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. John continues to keep his and our focus on Jesus and doesn’t allow his readers to get distracted by other circumstances. What is your focus? How do you respond as your are presented with the cross?