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Sunday, October 24, 2010
The Bible is foundational to Christian faith and practice. But what makes it so unique and signigicant? This series explores this crucial question. To begin, we look at the inspiration of scripture. What does this mean and does the Bible really claim to be inspired? Also, how can we really prove this?
Sunday, October 17, 2010
In trying to encourage the Philippians toward greater humility, Paul discusses the supreme example-the incarnation and death of Christ. Paul does not stop there. Paul dicusses how the Father exalted Christ in response to his humility. Likewise, God will exalt believers for their humility. We will explain how so.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
To reinforce his point about the need for humility, Paul points to the supreme example-the incarnation and crucifixion of Christ. Though fully God, Jesus willingly laid aside his divine glory to take on humility and to die for our sins. This passage is unique in the insights it shares, about Jesus' incarnation.
Sunday, October 03, 2010
In today's passage, Paul moves from sharing about his own circumstances to to those of the Philippians. He has been preparing them to see their situation with a gospel-centered perspective-how to live worthy of the gospel. Two things stand out. First, we must have blodness in the midst of opposition. Second, we must have unity in the midst of division. The key to unity is humility.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Paul not only past discusses his circumstances in light of the gospel but also his future ones as well. Paul is certain that he will experience the deliverance of God but he is not referring to being released form prison. He also shares his great dilemma-whether to continue to serve Christ or depart and be with Christ. This passage is remarkably helpful as we wrestle with life's purpose as well as thinking of the after life.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
As we move into the heart of the letter to the Phillippians,Paul shares his circumstances with them. However, Paul is doing more than relating information, he is modeling for them how to view one's circumstances in light of priority of the gospel. In whatever situation God wants to use us to advance the gospel if we will be available.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
After sharing his deep affection for the Phillippians, Paul prays on behalf of them. We have much to learn from this intercessary prayer. Though brief, each phase is loaded with important truth that informs and empowers our prayers.
Sunday, September 05, 2010
Prayer is so vital. However, prayer is one of our biggest struggles n the Christian life. Fortunately, God give us models for us to follow. We have one here in this passage. The first part concerns thankfulness. We'll see why Paul was thankful and what that means for our prayer loves.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Being a faithful servant of God-or slave of God, as Pastor Bryan taught last week-is our response to the amazing gift of eternal life He offers. Like the servants in Jesus'parable of the Talents, we either receive what He offers and gain the blessing of doing His work in this world, or we reject His offer and lose all. When each of us individually move forward in our lives as the Lord directs, we as a church will impact our community and the world for Him beyond what we can imagine. And we also experience tha abundant life Jesus promises- a meaningful life, full of joy, in God's blessing and fellowship with one another. Even more, we anticipate that day when we will meet Him face to face, and long to hear those wonderful words,"Well done, good and faithful servant..Enter into the joy of your Master."
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