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Facing Fear! Trusting God! (2 Timothy 1:7)

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels Common phobias in our day and age include: Fear of Germs (Mysophobia), Fear of Heights (Acrophobia), Fear of Snakes (Ophidiophobia), Fear of Spiders (Arachnophobia), Thanatophobia (Fear of Death), and Glossophobia (Fear of Public Speaking). Jerry Seinfeld once stated: “According to most studies, the number one fear people have is public speaking. Death is… Continue reading Facing Fear! Trusting God! (2 Timothy 1:7)

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Paradox of Giving (Philippians 4:14-23)

There is a very important principle in Scripture: The more you give, the more you get; the more you surrender, the more you gain. If this sounds strange to you, it’s because it is. The world tells us to horde, Jesus tells us to give away. The world tells us to be served, Jesus tells… Continue reading Paradox of Giving (Philippians 4:14-23)

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I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me (Philippians 4:13)

Joyful, enduring faith comes from surrendering yourself to Christ. A vital component of joyful faith is hearing, reading, studying, and meditating on God’s Holy Word, the Bible. The Bible is divinely inspired, divine instruction that is true and trustworthy. For this reason, we must be careful not to mishandle God’s Word. Ben Witherington lll wrote… Continue reading I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me (Philippians 4:13)

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Learning to be Content (Philippians 4:10-13)

We learned in our previous sermon that if we surrender the battlefield in our mind to our enemy, we will become miserable, resentful, bitter, ineffective, and unfruitful in our service for Christ Jesus. One dangerous result for a Christian is to be discontent. Discontentment is dangerous for a Christian because it is the state of… Continue reading Learning to be Content (Philippians 4:10-13)

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The Battlefield in Your Mind (Philippians 4:8-9)

Martin Luther has been quoted as saying, “While you cannot prevent birds from flying over your head, you can prevent them from building a nest in your hair.” You will never have a joyful, enduring faith if you surrender the fight raging on the battlefield in your mind. Far too many Christians have let the… Continue reading The Battlefield in Your Mind (Philippians 4:8-9)

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The Cure for Worry (Philippians 4:2-7)

https://youtu.be/ckHHB5feiMc This time last year, during our Sermon Series on the Sermon on the Mount, we discussed “The Cure for Anxiety”. We learned: God hasn’t told you that you have nothing to worry about; He told you that there is nothing you should worry about. While there are a lot of things you can worry… Continue reading The Cure for Worry (Philippians 4:2-7)

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Pay Attention (Philippians 3:17-4:1)

Photo by Arthur Brognoli from Pexels Choose your friends wisely. Author Greg Trimble wrote an article recently entitled, “The Most Dangerous Temptation That Faces Our Youth.” In it, he admits, “For me, almost every single not-so-holy thing that I was exposed to in my youth came by way of my friends. And if you think… Continue reading Pay Attention (Philippians 3:17-4:1)

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Mature Enough to Know I’m Not Perfect (Philippians 3:12-16)

According to our Statement of Faith, The Baptist Faith and Message 2000 (BF&M): Sanctification is the experience, beginning in regeneration, by which the believer is set apart to God’s purposes, and is enabled to progress toward moral and spiritual maturity through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in him. Growth in grace… Continue reading Mature Enough to Know I’m Not Perfect (Philippians 3:12-16)

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The Ineffectiveness of Self-righteousness (Philippians 3:4-11)

Jesus was very clear when He said, “not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven” (Matt 7:21). We are not saved by our good deeds, but by grace through faith in Jesus Christ (Eph 2:8-9). Born-again Christians do… Continue reading The Ineffectiveness of Self-righteousness (Philippians 3:4-11)

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Beware and Be Well (Philippians 3:2-3)

After telling the Philippians to “rejoice in the Lord”, Paul cautioned them to “look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh.” With this warning, Paul contrasts the opponents of the gospel and the true people of God (3:2–3). Specifically, Paul is warning the Philippians about… Continue reading Beware and Be Well (Philippians 3:2-3)