Daniel 3:1-30. We begin our Marriage and Family series with a message on choosing wisely. Daniel 3 illustrates that choosing wisely begins with having the priorities of our hearts set firmly.
Philippians 4:14-23. The Philippian church had a history of generosity, even though they were stricken by affliction and poverty. Their example is laid before us in this study so that we may get a better understanding of what giving is so that we may give and receive gifts well.
Philippians 4:10-13. Verse 13 is one of the most popular verses from the Bible. More often than not, the verse is taken out of its context and its meaning is construed. In our study today, we will see that Paul is revealing the secret to contentment and experiencing God’s peace that surpasses all understanding.
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 4:2-7. For the church in Philippi and the church of today, to continue standing firm for the gospel of Christ, it must be selfless in love, rejoice always, be reasonable, and pray continually.
Philippians 3:20-4:1. Our study now contrasts the hopes and ambitions of those enemies of the cross and their earthly mindsets with the hope believers have in their coming Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is the hope for those who believe and when he returns he will glorify those who eagerly wait for him. In this moment Jesus will be fully revealed in all of his glory.
Philippians 3:17-19. Paul continues to encourage the Philippian church to live a life worthy of the gospel by asking them to imitate his example and to keep their eyes on those who walk according to that example. He contrasts this example with the lifestyles of those who are on the path to destruction. In our study we find 8 characteristics of genuine faith that make it observable.
Philippians 3:10-16. Paul reminds his readers that the final prize for living this life that is worthy of the gospel is going home to be with the Lord. Believers will inherit all of the blessings of heaven through Christ. We are given four truths from this passage that will help us to finish this journey well.
Philippians 3:1-9. Paul gives his readers an easy outline to follow in today’s message. Again he says to rejoice in the true gospel of the Lord. In order for that to continue there must be a rejection of that which is not true. Paul uses his life before being a Christian as an example of how God saves those who are going the wrong way.
Philippians 2:25-30. After describing Timothy’s outstanding character, Paul now moves on to describe another brother in the faith as one who is to be honored. Epaphroditus’ struggles in serving Paul for the Philippian church are used as example of how we are to pick up our cross daily and follow Jesus.
Service concluded with a baptism and testimony.
Philippians 2:19-24. In this week’s passage Paul highlights 3 reasons as to why he hopes to send Timothy to the church in Philippi soon. Within these reasons is a character spotlight on this young Timothy. WE study 7 characteristics of Timothy that are worthy to be emulated by the church.
Philippians 2:14-18. Children of God are to remain blameless and innocent and without blemish. That is what sets them apart from the rest of the world. Today’s passage describes for us some of the characteristics of living a life that is worthy of the gospel.
Philippians 2:12-13. What does our union with God look like? How does it work? What is God’s part and what is our part as Christians? These questions are tackled by the text this morning as we take a look at the terms justification and sanctification.
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.
Philippians 2:6-8. After giving the command to have this humbling mindset that is motivated toward love and service for each other, Paul sets forth an image of that mindset in the person of Jesus Christ.
Philippians 2:1-5. Paul had concern for the church in Philippi as it seems that seeds of division were being planted within the church. The unity of the church was being threatened. Paul let’s his readers know that it will take a constant humbling of the mind for the church to love one another in a proper manner.
Philippians 1:27-30. Paul now urges the church in these verses to live in a manner that is worthy of the gospel of Christ and he begins to outline how that should be expressed through their unity, boldness, and in their suffering.
Philippians 1:18-26. Many of us ponder the future and what it may look like in our lives. In today’s message we get to look at Paul’s perspective of his own future during his imprisonment in Rome. Not only was Paul rejoicing during this time but he was confident that he would be rejoicing in the future as well.
Philippians 1:12-18. After expressing his thankfulness, affections, and his prayers for the church in Philippi, Paul now begins the body of the letter with a progress report. He wants his brothers to know that the gospel is indeed advancing despite his imprisonment, but that the advancement is not without adversity. How does he respond to the adversity?
Philippians 1:9-11. Paul completes his introduction to this letter with a prayer for his readers. He prays for their continued growth in love with knowledge and discernment and lists the expected result that comes with those things.