Sermons on Philippians

Praying For Others

36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”…

Becoming What God Wants You To Be

Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. (Philippians 2:12-13)   And he died for…

Overcoming Strongholds (Part Two)

How can a young person stay on the path of purity?     By living according to your word. (Psalm 119:9)   Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. (2 Timothy 2:22)   Follow my example, as I follow the example…

The Stronghold of Depression

Why, my soul, are you downcast?     Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God,     for I will yet praise him,     my Savior and my God. (Psalm 42:5)   “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)   Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by…

Christ Sets Us Free from Dwelling on the Past

18 “Forget the former things;     do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing!     Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness     and streams in the wasteland. (Isaiah 43:18-19)   10 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly…

Be Still…So That

“Be still, and know that I am God…” (Psalm 46:10 NIV) “Cease striving, and know that I am God…” (Psalm 46:10 NASB) “Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” (Luke 5:16 NIV) “May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that…