As people gather on Easter Sunday, why do they celebrate? The Jews in Jerusalem celebrated Passover – a reminder of God’s great deliverance of His people from the land of Egypt. God used a specially chosen man, Moses, to accomplish this task. But why do we celebrate? We celebrate God’s deliverance because Jesus is a […]
As Jesus rides into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, He declares Himself to be a better king than even David. This is a claim that David himself had made in the past. Join us as we study a promise made to David, listen to a statement from David, and discover that Jesus is superior to David.
If you were hiring an assistant, you would look for dependability, honesty, personality, confidence, integrity, initiative, education, and experience. This person will serve your purposes and mold themselves to your plans and goals. They will be, in effect, your servant. Finding such an individual with all those qualities would be difficult; but today we look […]
Being the first at anything is noteworthy and conveys a sense of importance; to be the first human is certainly an honor. Yet we will find that Jesus is proven to be a better man than even the first man created. Pastor begins a mini-series leading up to Easter, titled “Jesus Does It Better.”
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 […]