Welcome to 2021! As we start the New Year, there is a tremendous opportunity to focus our minds toward goals and aspirations. Andrew Eldred, our guest speaker, shows us from the book of Philippians that God’s plan for us is to show unity in our efforts. Listen as Andrew shares how that unity functions and […]
How do you view the unplanned events in life? What about those events and circumstances that are out of your control? Are they barriers to what you are trying to accomplish? Today, we look at the letter to the Philippians and learn that what we might see as roadblocks are being used by God to […]
This week marks our church anniversary – 61 years since the first service was held by our church family. During that time we have seen God do many incredible and wonderful works. Included in those works are times of difficulty and suffering. Why would God allow those whom He loves to suffer? Our guest speaker, Jim […]
The life of joy that Paul has been describing has a joyful conclusion because God always provides reminders of Himself. He provides relationship, riches, and reasons for rejoicing. He reminds those who follow Him of His love and grace.
The joyful life that Paul describes to the Philippians is not lived in a vacuum. Paul and the Philippian believers needed one another to survive. Theirs was a genuine relationship built carefully over many years that allowed them to both lean on and support one another. Today, listen as we hear Paul’s reminder to joyfully […]
As we look into God’s Word, we discuss its interpretation (what it means) so we can apply it to our lives. Since Paul has told us what God’s Word teaches, it is our responsibility to apply and practice it – and Paul shares how that is a joyful responsibility to fulfill!
Following Jesus is designed to be intensely personal. Paul shows the Philippians how following Jesus makes a practical difference to the life of those seeking to live a joyous life. This is a powerful, personal style of living that finds its power in joy that only God can give and is accessed by prayer to […]
Paul describes at least two joyful ships in this passage, but not the kind you take for a cruise on the high seas. Paul discusses the joy that comes to the follower of Jesus from fellowship and citizenship.
Paul has encouraged the Philippians to focus their lives on the joy that comes from Christ alone. No outside influence can bring the joy that Christ provides. No external advantage will replace the internal peace that Christ gives freely. Paul continues to discuss this life of joy by using a race setting. He gives them […]
Paul has repeatedly set before the Philippian believers the pattern of joyful living: one that ignores the advantages of self to serve the interests of others. Not everyone encouraged these believers to live this way! There were those who insisted there were advantages to one particular practice, ritual, or set of rules. Paul warns those […]