Sermon: Joseph

Children’s Story I’d like to invite the children forward at this time. Christmas is coming soon. Last week, we talked about two people, a priest and his wife, who were very old. Does anyone remember their names? (Zechariah and Elizabeth) They wanted a baby, but they also were waiting for God to come and save... Continue Reading →

100 Word Book Reviews: November 2020

George Hunsinger, Philippians, Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible, Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2020. 232 pages. A: A solid and pleasant entry into the Brazos series of commentaries. Hunsinger works closely with the grammar of the text of Philippians, while also showing its impact on life and doctrine. In making these theological connections, Hunsinger... Continue Reading →

Sermon: Zechariah

I’d like to invite the children forward at this time to take a seat in the first few rows.  Christmas is coming soon, and at Christmas, Christian celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Right behind me, you might be able to see that we have a Nativity scene set up with many of the different... Continue Reading →

Sermon: Contentment & Concern

I invite you to open your Bibles with me to Philippians 4. Philippians 4:10-23. Philippians is in the New Testament - Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians. Philippians 4:10-23. This morning, we finish our fall study of the book of Philippians. As we have seen, the twin notes of joy and Jesus have rung together throughout this... Continue Reading →

Sermon: Stand Firm

I invite you to open your Bibles with me to Philippians, chapter 4. Philippians 4:1-9. Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi is a letter of joy to a church he loves. Many of his letters come to church with deep disfunction in their life and theology. Paul can be blunt. Yet, in Philippi the... Continue Reading →

Sermon: Running the Race

If you are able, join me in turning to Philippians 3:12-21. Philippians 3:12-21. Philippians is in the New Testament - Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians. Philippians 3:12-21. Before we hear God’s word, please take a moment to pray with me:  Father, give us ears to hear your word, give us hearts to receive it in faith,... Continue Reading →

100 Word Book Reviews: September-October 2020

J. Todd Billings, The End of the Christian Life: How Embracing Our Mortality Frees Us to Truly Live. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2020. 240 pages. A+: Each of us will die. Pretending otherwise is bad for body and soul. Weaving together real-life narratives with poignant theological insight, Billings offers sober, christ-centered hope for mortal creatures... Continue Reading →

Sermon: Knowing Christ

I invite you to open your Bibles with me to the book of Philippians. Philippians chapter 3, beginning in verse 1. Philippians is in the New Testament – if you are in Galatians or Ephesians, you haven’t gone quite far enough and if you are in Colossians or the Thessalonians you’ve gone a little too... Continue Reading →

Sermon: Timothy & Epaphroditus

Our passage this morning is Philippians 2:19-30. Philippians 2:19-30. If you want to turn there in your Bible with me, I invite you to do so. Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians. We have been spending this Fall taking a slow walk through this short letter of Paul to the church in Philippi. We have been hearing... Continue Reading →

Sermon: Shine Like Stars

I invite you to open your Bibles with me to the book of Philippians. Philippians 2:12-28. Philippians is in the New Testament - Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians. Philippians 2:12-18. This fall we are working our way through Paul’s letter to the church in the Roman colony of Philippi. He is writing from prison with the... Continue Reading →

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