God’s people were waiting for the promised King of kings. The king was the protector and the deliverer of God’s people. God came into the world so that he could keep his promise to protect and deliver you. Sermon Text: Luke 1:26-35
Who is in ultimate control of our lives and our destiny? If it’s us, we’re in trouble. There’s tremendous comfort for us in life and in death knowing that Jesus is King. Text: 2 Thessalonians 1:3-12
What is really important for the here and now? What is your priority? That question will only be answered correctly when we understand how this life relates to eternity. Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
In a world that avoids personal responsibility and doesn’t feel comfortable passing judgment, we find security in the fact that there is right and wrong, accountability and consequences – integrity. Sermon Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
For many in our world struggling for sound doctrine seems trivial. “Is it really worth it?” Absolutely! Because the truth alone sets us free. Daniel 6:10-12, 16-23
As members of God’s family we share our concern for one another, we share our resources with those in need, we share God’s promise that he will always take care of us and meet all our needs. Confidence in God leads to contentment and lasting peace. In this way we can always stay at rest in God’s promises no matter what we face here in this world as we press on toward our real home in heaven.
Sermon Text: Philippians 4:10-20
Anxiety can feel crippling. Constant worry can make us want to pull the covers over our head. But God promises to guard our hearts and minds with the peace that transcends all human understanding. As we take God up on his invitation to pray, he wants to replace our worrying with rejoicing.
Sermon Text: Philippians 4:4-9
The most important part of getting spiritually unstuck often is forgetting what is behind, and straining toward what is ahead. We see this especially in the life of the Apostle Paul whose life was radically changed by God when he realized that he could never earn his way into heaven by striving harder and harder. In fact, Paul started moving forward in his faith only when he understood clearly that he could stop striving to earn heaven because it was earned by Christ’s perfect striving.
Sermon Text: Philippians 3:17-14
God’s plan instead is to work in us to change our attitudes and our actions, to bring us closer to him, so that we can shine like stars as we hold out his word of life to our dying world.
Sermon Text: Philippians 2:12-18
Our being stuck can sometimes be a form of self-centeredness. When we dwell on ourselves too much we end up comparing ourselves to others in an unhealthy way. To help get us unstuck the Apostle Paul redirects our attention to Christ’s willingness to be our servant. This alone has the power to produce true humility in us. Humility isn’t thinking less about ourselves, but thinking about ourselves less so that we put the interests and needs of others ahead of our own, just like Christ Jesus did for us. Sermon Text: Philippians 2:1-11