Philippians: A Church Planted
September 27, 2020 • Pastor Christopher Thompson
We have spent the better part of the past 4 months in the book of Galatians. In this book, the Apostle Paul has had some stern words for the Galatians as well as those who were leading them astray. Paul was in the position of a parent speaking to their child who was being led astray by “that friend.” You know that friend who for some reason your kid is listening to them despite their obvious ignorance about reality. This week we move into the Book of Philippians and I will let you know that this book should be much more encouraging, yet no less powerful. Just four chapters long, this book carries great power for the truth of Christ, but also incredible wisdom for living the Christian life. This week we begin with A Church Planted.
Philippians: Christian Community
October 4, 2020 • Pastor Christopher Thompson
This past week we opened our study of the book of Philippians by traveling back with Dr. Luke to the founding of the Church at Philippi and saw the direct intervention of the Lord that led to the miraculous conversions of both Lydia the Merchant and the Philippian Jailer. Now some 12 years removed from those events and The Apostle Paul sitting in a jail cell we begin our journey through the Book of Joy with a glimpse into “Christian Community.”
Philippians: That Christ is Preached
October 11, 2020 • Pastor Christopher Thompson
This past week we jumped into the Book of Philippians and saw a glimpse into Christian Community. That this community has order, focus, purpose, and power. This week we continue through verses 12-18 and see that Paul’s primary desire for himself and every Christian community is that Christ is Preached!
Philippians: The Christian Life Part 2
October 25, 2020 • Pastor Christopher Thompson
Last week we started our journey into the Christian life and saw that first, we need not be ashamed, that to Live is Christ, to die is gain and we finished with the joy that can be found in Christ Himself. This week we continue to see what it is to live the Christian life in this creatively titled message: The Christian Life Part 2 Philippians 1:27-2:4
Philippians: Christian Character
November 1, 2020 • Pastor Christopher Thompson
This past week we continued our study in the book of Philippians by finishing a two-week mini-series on what a healthy Christian Life looks like. This week we pull back the curtain on the Christian Life where we see revealed, Christian Character. Oh, and for those of you playing at home, you may be wondering why we are skipping Chapter 2:5-11, we will be coming back to those at Christmas.
Philippians: True Gain
November 22, 2020 • Pastor Christopher Thompson
Many spend the bulk of their lives in search of meaning. We strive for money, power, fame. But all of these will fade, all are meaningless in the face of the grave, so where can we find true meaning, where is true gain found? The Apostle Paul has the answer as we open to the pages of Philippians 3:1-11.
Philippians: Follow Godly Examples
January 17, 2021 • Pastor Christopher Thompson
Over the past previous two messages from Philippians, we’ve seen that true gain is found in Christ alone and that the goal of Christ-followers is to mature in Christ. This week we see that one of the important keys in the maturing process is to... Follow Godly Examples
Philippians: Sailing to Still Waters
January 24, 2021 • Pastor Christopher Thompson
Many of us battle with anxiety or know those who do. As Christians, we often struggle with how to address anxiety in our lives, yet the Bible has a beautiful prescription. This week, Paul shares this prescription with us all as he shows us how to Sail to Still Waters.
Philippians: Embrace Contentment
January 31, 2021 • Pastor Christopher Thompson
This past week we learned that we can sail through life on still waters, even as the winds and the waves of life crash around us, that this is possible through the power of Christ in our lives. This week Paul concludes the letter to the Philippians and we learn what it looks like to Embrace Contentment.