Rick White • Sermon • • 3,274 views
“HOW TO OVERCOME YOUR PAST” Within the psychological community, there is a school of thought called behavioral modification. Behavioral modification counselors are sure that humans are nothing more than socially conditioned creatures whose futures have been determined by their pasts. Too much emphasis…
Paul Rushing • Sermon • • 2,925 views
A Key to a Joyful life: Thanksgiving and Remembrance (Phil 1:3-11) Dog Playing Cards A man walked by a table in a hotel and noticed three men and a dog playing cards. The dog appeared to be winning. "That must be a very smart dog," the man commented. "He ain't so smart," said one of the players. "Every…
Rusty Russell • Sermon • • 1,682 views
I COULD HARDLY BELIEVE WHAT I WAS WITNESSING. IF YOU WOULD HAVE TOLD ME THIS STORY, I WOULD HAVE PROBABLY NEVER HAVE BELIEVED IT. BUT I WAS THERE. I SAW IT HAPPEN. I WAS MAKING MY WAS THROUGH THE K-MART PARKING LOT AS A TEENAGER IN SOUTH FLORIDA. IT WAS VERY CROWDED AND YOU HAD TO TAKE YOUR TIME IN ORDER…
James Orchard • Sermon • • 988 views
Snap shots of a church 4 Philippians 2:1-4 An image of a unity in the church For the church to examine itself and see where it needs to improve Unity Through Humility 7 steps to unity Introduction: Last week unity with disunity coming from the outside This week unity with disunity coming from the inside…
Ordinary People: Radical joy
Last week, Pastor Hyeon Son Lim was released from a North Korean labour camp, imprisoned for his faith. He stated on Sunday, “I learned to fully accept all of this as a form of God's love and discipline to make me stronger.” Pastor Lim found contentment, even under terrible circumstances. What does this say about us and our trivial discontentment? How should we look at our finances, time and relationships, as content Christians?
Carl J. Schaefer • Sermon • • 474 views
“Free at Last” Sermon Prepared by Carl Schaefer July 4th , 2010 For Trinity United Methodist Church Based upon Philippians 3:30 This is the weekend that we celebrate our independence, our freedom declared as a nation. It is with great pride that I join the rest of you in this sanctuary to call ourselves…
Ordinary People: Radical joy
In the first century, the Apostle Paul needed resources to further the Gospel. Thankfully, the Philippian Church was willing to partner with him. The mission of the Gospel hasn't changed; we still resources to send missionaries and plant churches. How should we be supporting Gospel-work in our city and beyond? How should we be entering into partnership with local churches, to see the Gospel spread?
Ordinary People: Radical joy
Sometimes our sanctification feels like weight loss. There's a temptation to plateau and coast through the Christian life instead of being in step with the Holy Spirit's leading. In the last half of Philippians 3, Paul mirrors the Christian life to a runner in a race. We must forget what lies behind and strive toward what lies ahead.
Steve Hereford • Sermon • • 272 views
Tonight we’re looking once again at the portion of Scripture that speaks to the subject of unity in the church. Philippians 2:1-4 says, “Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded,…
Jeff Griffis • Sermon • • 168 views
Don’t Quit Philippians 3:10-16 Introduction: 1) The record for the shortest major league baseball career probably belongs to a member of the old Brooklyn Dodgers, a pitcher named Harry Hartman. He was a gifted young ballplayer whose day of glory arrived in 1918 when he was called up from the minors to…
BARBARA SMITH-MUSTIN • Sermon • • 163 views
Push Back and Press On New Hope Baptist Church 9:30 a.m. New Year’s Eve 2006 Text: Philippians 3:12-14 Introduction: There are many good old movies out during the holiday seasons, and at Christmas, one of my favorites is the original, 1951 Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” with Alastair Sim playing…
Real clarity in life comes when we truly believe the facts about God and our life purpose aligns with God. When I have those things together it gives great clarity to everyday life.
Theodore G. Brassard • Sermon • • 91 views
The key to a successful and victorious Christian life is having the joy of the Lord. The palmist said “the joy of the Lord is my strength” and that is true for all Christians. True strength to live for God comes from the supernatural joy that God gives to His people. We have, as the chorus says, “a joy…
When our mission becomes God's mission our perspective will become God's perspective. Philippians 1:12-18 How do we make God's mission our mission? 1. By looking for God at work 2. Inspiring others to God's mission 3. Caring most about what matters most
Introduction Philippians 3:1-3 Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is not troublesome to me, but is a safeguard for you. Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the mutilation. For we are the circumcision, the ones who worship by the Spirit of…
Jeff Brown • Sermon • • 64 views
5 Lessons from the Philippians Wednesday, November 28, 2007 “Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers and deacons.” Philippians 1:1 1. Joy - Regardless of the circumstances, believers can have profound contentment, serenity,…
Pastor Jim Freed • Sermon • • 58 views
,The “Be” Attitudes of Humility (Sermon notes) The whole concept of Christmas is Seriously Ridiculous! What does that mean, “Seriously Ridiculous”? But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which…
Ordinary People: Radical Joy
We all follow someone. But how do we chose who we'll follow? What's the criteria? In this week's passage, Paul challenges the Philippian church to follow and imitate him. Is he being arrogant or is there something more behind his request? Moreover, how will his words impact who we should follow or imitate?
BARBARA SMITH-MUSTIN • Sermon • • 46 views
“Living by The Spirit --- Living Beyond Ourselves” Galatians 5:22-25 Philippians 2:3, 4 2 Chronicles 34 Power, Possession, Proclamation Power: Authority - Clout Muscle – Strength Ability – Influence, capability Right – License, authorization A look at Josiah – The last “good king” · Came to throne at…
Pastor Jim Freed • Sermon • • 42 views
5 Stages of Recovery in Christ. Where is the Shepherd in Psalm 23 Leading You? Stage 1- Coming to find rest and refreshment in Christ- Matthew 11:28-30 Stage 2- Entering into the restoration process- Romans 12:2 Stage 3-Walking in the Spirit through times of darkness- 2 Timothy 4:17, 18 Stage 4- Winning…