Sun, Jun 23, 2019
Duration:35 mins 33 secs
Jesus prayed that love and unity would be foremost among the characteristics that mark those who call themselves His disciples. The apostle Paul echoed that in Philippians 2 and spelled out some of the ways we can nurture such deep love and unity. Join Pastor Jim as he explores the rich tapestry of the unity and love we share in Christ.
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
Duration:32 mins 43 secs
In this passage the apostle Paul exhorts his readers to conduct themselves in a manner “worthy of the gospel of Christ.” What would that have meant in their time and how does that relate to us all these years later? Is it possible to nurture a steadfast faith in a culture that isn’t always friendly to our faith? Join Pastor Jim as he unpacks the timeless truths of scripture and what it means to live out the Gospel of grace, remaining steadfast in the faith, all for the glory of Christ.
Sun, Jun 09, 2019
Duration:35 mins 27 secs
As we continue our study of chapter 1 of Paul’s letter to the Philippians we are given an example in both word and deed of a sturdy confidence in the providence and sovereignty of God. Whether in life or in death Paul has a proper abandonment to whatever the Lord has for him. Paul displays a clarity for life’s great aim: Christ and his glory. He loves the church at Philippi and desires to see them continue growing and maturing in the faith. His desire is for their progress and joy in Christ.
Sun, Jun 02, 2019
Duration:39 mins 21 secs
Some form of the terms “joy” and “rejoice” appear a total of 16 times in Paul’s ancient letter to the Philippians. The phrase “in Christ” appears 10 times and there are over 40 references to “Jesus Christ”. So, we can begin to see there is some connection between real joy and abiding in Christ. Just what does Paul mean by this and how might it apply to our life with God today? Join Pastor Jim as he begins this study of Philippians: The Hope of Joy!