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 →

Sermon: Humility

I invite you to open your Bibles with me to Philippians, chapter 2. Philippians is in the New Testament - Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians. Philippians 2 beginning in verse 1. This fall we have been making our way through Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi, which is a letter filled with joy and thanksgiving,... Continue Reading →

Sermon: Living and Dying

I invite you to turn with me in your Bibles to Philippians, chapter 1, beginning in verse 18. Philippians is in the New Testament - Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians. Philippians was write by the Apostle Paul from prison to the church he planted in the Roman Colony of Philippi. It is a warm letter filled... Continue Reading →

Sermon: What Does It Matter?

I invite you to turn with me to the book of Philippians. Philippians 1:12-18. Philippians is in the New Testament - Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians. Last week, we started our fall sermon series: Rejoice. Philippians is a letter of joy from a place of hardship. A much needed word for all of us in the... Continue Reading →

Sermon: Greetings From Prison

If you have a Bible with you, I invite you to turn or scroll with me to the book of Philippians. Philippians, chapter 1. If you do not have a Bible, don’t fret, but simply open your ears and prepare your heart to hear God’s Word. We are beginning a new series this morning through... Continue Reading →

Review: The End of the Christian Life

J. Todd Billings, The End of the Christian Life: How Embracing Our Mortality Frees Us to Truly Live. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2020.  “He won’t live to see his daughter graduate high school.” This was my first, aching thought when I heard the prognosis of J. Todd Billings’ cancer diagnosis as his student in seminary.... Continue Reading →

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