Category: Philippians

Follow My Example
June 17th, 2018

Philippians 3:17-21 Who are the people you look up to? When you were growing up, who did you idolize? If you had a picture of someone on your bedroom wall, who was it? When I was a young teenager, The Beatles took over the American music scene. There was a girl in my 8th grade […]

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Deeper into Truth
June 10th, 2018

Philippians 3:15-16 I wonder what it was like to travel with Paul. We know him from his letters and from Luke’s description of his travels, but these do not tell us what he was like sitting by a fire at night, looking up into the sky. They do not tell us what kind of humor […]

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The Surpassing Worth of Knowing Christ Jesus Our Lord
May 27th, 2018

Philippians 3:4b-11 In the US when you meet someone you introduce yourself, “My name is Jack, what’s yours?” And then there are two questions that follow. “Where are you from?” and “What do you do?” (I understand that the British are not as forthright as this. Getting at “what you do” is a more indirect […]

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Holding on to Joy
May 20th, 2018

Philippians 3:1-4a As I was preparing this sermon I thought to myself, “I wonder if anyone has come up with a one word summary of each book of the Bible.” So I looked it up and, like every time I think I have an original thought or idea, I found several lists. An original idea […]

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Teamwork and Partnership
May 13th, 2018

Philippians 2:19-30 How different would the Bible be if the writers had used a modern word processor when they wrote? When we write a paper, a letter, or a document, we type a draft, read it or print it out, and make changes. We enter the changes, look again, move a paragraph from one place […]

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