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Pastor's Perspective

Unity Through Humility

As I preached about humility from Philippians 2:3, I said that we are inclined naturally to be selfish, self-centered, and self-oriented people which is the opposite of humility. The world revolves around us and our desires. I was thinking about our marriage relationships and how much we need to practice humility so that we can glorify God and bring joy to Him.…

What Is the Gospel

I have used the term gospel countless times in preaching through the first chapter of Philippians. Paul used it six times.  The gospel is good news!  But to understand the gospel, we need to first understand the character of God.  God is Love and it is this love that has caused Him to freely and selflessly give Himself to us. Isaiah 6:3…

Gospel Priority

Preaching through the book of Philippians has been a tremendous blessing in my own life. I get to see so many truths unraveled in the book, too many to preach on a given Sunday morning. We will be wrapping up Philippians Chapter 1 this Sunday. And as I bring it to a close I am completely sold out on the fact that…

Adversities Advance the Gospel

Paul was passionate about advancing the gospel of Jesus Christ. He wanted to go to Rome and preach the gospel in Rome. Paul had talked about going to Rome to advance the gospel in Romans chapter 1 and 15. But as soon as he had returned from his third missionary journey, he was imprisoned in Caesarea for two years (Acts 24-27). Thereafter,…

Fruits of Righteousness

I talked about producing fruits in my sermon this week. Philippians 1:11 reads, “Filled with the fruits of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.”   The fruits of righteousness can only be produced in God’s children by the Lord Jesus Christ through salvation. We cannot produce fruits unless and until we are in a saving relationship…

The Sovereignty of God

I used this term in my sermon this Sunday, explaining that one reason we lose our joy is that we have an inadequate understanding of the sovereignty of God. I asked myself as I was driving home, is this true for me in my life? We all go through situations where the phone rings and we hear some news at the other…

Turbulence

The other day I heard a woman (who in the past week had flown 30 hours) make a comment that caught my attention.  She said, “When you hit turbulence in an airplane, it’s interesting to watch how the different passengers respond to it, especially when it’s really bad turbulence.”  First, she noted, there are people who panic.  The tension on their face…

Missed Connection

In Ephesians 4:1, after teaching for three chapters of all that the Lord have given to us, the apostle Paul writes, “I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received…”  You are likely familiar with that exhortation, but what you might not realize is what Paul connects it to as the sentence continues.  Any ideas?  Prayer?  No. …

Both

This morning I was reading in John chapter 1, where the apostle says, this of Jesus, And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. Both grace and truth are essential. Without truth, the unbeliever does not see the need for salvation.…

A Rare Crown

Are you content in your life?  Are you enjoying the many blessings God has given you as His child?  Or are you more frustrated, disappointed, and unhappy? The apostle Paul wrote the book of Philippians as a prisoner, chained around the clock to a Roman soldier, confined to a small room, lacking the freedom to live and to minister as he once…