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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)

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Rejoice in the Lord (Philippians 3:1)

There are some things that should go without saying, but often bear repeating. For example, it should be perfectly clear and self-evident that the Christian life is joyful. However, as we learn in the book of Philippians, Christians often need to be reminded that the Christian life is joyful. We need a continual reminder because… Continue reading Rejoice in the Lord (Philippians 3:1)

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Timothy and Epaphroditus (Philippians 2:19-30)

Photo by Ghost Patriot from Pexels The Philippians loved Paul. When they heard he was in prison, they sent one of their own members named Epaphroditus to deliver a gift to help meet his needs (4:18). Paul was greatly blessed by Epaphroditus and the Philippians’ kindness, so he decided to send Epaphroditus back to the… Continue reading Timothy and Epaphroditus (Philippians 2:19-30)

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The Second Sunday of Advent: The Son of the Most High! (Luke 1:26-45)

It is the Second Sunday of Advent and today we shall remember when “the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth to a virgin [whose] name was Mary” (Luke 1:26-27). The angel told her good news! His Name is Jesus Have you ever wondered why the angel told Mary… Continue reading The Second Sunday of Advent: The Son of the Most High! (Luke 1:26-45)

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The First Sunday of Advent: Stay Awake! (Mark 13:33-37)

The word Advent comes from the Latin word adventus, which means arrival/coming. Even though it starts near the end of our calendar year, it is the start of the Christian calendar year. When we observe Advent, we celebrate the birth (arrival) of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is a time to retell the… Continue reading The First Sunday of Advent: Stay Awake! (Mark 13:33-37)

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Roses and Thorns (Philippians 2:14-18)

Alphonse Karr provided a helpful perspective on the difference between grumbling and gratitude when he said, “Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” Are you in the habit of grumbling and complaining? It is almost impossible not to complain because there are so many opportunities to… Continue reading Roses and Thorns (Philippians 2:14-18)