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Sunday, March 06, 2011
Today, we explore some common practical questions about giving. Are believers commanded to give? If so, how much? We'll see that Scripture does not prescribe a set percentage but principles which are powerful and liberating.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
While discussing his gratitude for their financial gift, Paul elaborates on the subject of giving. He specifically describes two poweful reasons to give. The first is scripture's repeated promise God will bless the giver. Also, giving brings God's pleasure.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
As God gives us the grace to seek our live's truest satisfaction in Him, He gives us strength to glorify Him in everything we do.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
One of the greatest treasures in life is contentment. It is also one of the most elusive in any circumstance. It does not come naturally because of our coveting hearts and society. Thankfully, scripture gives the encouraging news that contentment is possible. We explore the secret today.
Sunday, February 06, 2011
The last two principles of spiritual stability deal with godly thinking and obedience. All of our actions stem from our thoughts so it is essential to develope godly thinking. We look at practically how to grow in this area.Obedience is the hallmark of a true Christian and provides spiritual stability.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
We learn two more principles of spiritual stability. The first principle is having gentleness, even in the midst of hostility. Nothing can be more unsettling then harsh words or actions against us. However, resolving to display gentelness fortifies us in such situations. The second principle is laying our burdens before God. Instead of allowing anxiety to distrub us, we must give them to God. In turn, he will barricade our hearts with his peace.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Stability. It is a necessary prerequisite for growth in the Christian life. Unfortunately, Chistians often struggle with establishing stability, thus remaining mired in a cycle of crisis and setbacks. As Paul begins the final chapter of Philippians, he outlines 6 principles of spiritual stability. The first is unity which fosters a nurturing environment for believers to grow. Second, joy allows the beleiver to delight properly in God and not to attach one's satisfaction in our shifting circumstances. We will look at more principles next week.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Paul closes this wonderful passage about pursing the prize by talking about our heavenly citizenship. We are citizens of heaven now, not just in the future. Therefore, we should live acordingly! One of our duties is to wait eagerly for the return of our Savior who will give us glorified, resurrected bodies. We explore how our resurrection bodies will be both similar and different to our present ones.
Sunday, January 09, 2011
As we press toward the prize of knowing Christ fully, the rece can be hard and we need help. A key ingredient to running the race well is the examples of others Example is often mentioned in scripture and it is a powerful means of spiritual growth as we model those who are further alone in the Christian life.
Sunday, January 02, 2011
By coming to know Christ, Paul has gained abundant spiritual blessing-righteousness from God, power to live triumphanthy through trials, and so on. However, Paul makes it abundantly clear that he has not arrived at a state of spiritual perfection. Using the imagery of a runner, Paul says that hs is straining forward to the goal, the prize of knowing Christ fully.
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