October 26, 2014 Sermon Notes

Posted on Oct 26 at 09:54am

Philippians | Week 4

Philippians 1:27-30

1. Unity calls for us to set aside divisions through the example of Christ

Conduct yourself like a citizen that is worthy of the gospel.

The community that has been saved by grace is shaped by this grace so it can share this grace with others.

Difference in the makeup of the community: see Acts 16:11-40.

Difference in the mindset of the community.

Philippians 2:2-3

Rivalry: party factions and fighting.

Conceit: think of yourself too highly, put yourself in a position above others.

Take up cross: death means we no longer have an agenda (kills rivalry) and it’s humiliating (kills conceit).

2. Unity comforts us as we suffer together for the purposes of Christ

Suffering is painful but it’s purposeful.

We find courage like He did (1:2929).

We become like Him and know Him (3:10-11).

We demonstrate Him with others to unbelievers (1:30).


October 26, 2014 Worship Sets

Posted on Oct 26 at 09:17am

Traditional

We Have Come To Join In Worship

To God Be The Glory

Majesty

Glorify Thy Name

Walk Worthy

Have Thine Own Way


October 19, 2014 Sermon Notes

Posted on Oct 20 at 12:30pm

Philippians | Week 3

Philippians 1:18-23

1. Walking through choices with joy (Philippians 1:18-19)

If left to ourselves, the natural choices are:

1) Despondency – I’m not in control and I’m helpless;

2) Frustration – I’m not in control and I’m angry; and

3) Paralyzed – I’m not in control, I don’t know what to do and I’m afraid.

Romans 15:30

Prayer connects our weakness to the power of the Spirit.

2. Seeing the conclusion with a new perspective (Philippians 1:20-21)

As I lay in my bed in Liberia for the following nine days, getting sicker and weaker each day, I prayed that God would help me to be faithful even in my illness, and I prayed that in my life or in my death, He would be glorified. – Dr. Kent Brantly, Samaritan’s Purse

To live is Christ, To die is gain.

3. Choosing for the sake of others (Philippians 1:22-26)

October 19, 2014 Worship Sets

Posted on Oct 20 at 12:21pm

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My Eternal King

Lead On O King Eternal

We Will Glorify

Worthy You Are Worthy

Embrace The Cross

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

Living For Jesus


October 12, 2014 Sermon Notes

Posted on Oct 12 at 09:36am

Philippians | A Joyful Response

Philippians 1:12-18

We can respond with joy in difficult circumstances because they remain under God’s control and He uses them to grow us and reach others with the gospel.

What has happened to you?

1. Trials are not barriers that stop us but tools in the hands of God to advance His work | Philippians 1:12

Sometimes God allows what he hates to accomplish what he loves…. Suffering provides the gym equipment on which my faith can be exercised. – Joni Eareckson Tada

2. Trials are bridges to reach others who would never encounter the reach and love of God | Philippians 1:13

A crisis is an opportunity for God to create a highway over which He can impact a people.

Henry and Tom Blackaby, The Man God Uses, 1998.

 3. Trials, when handled well, inspire courage and boldness in others | Philippians 1:14
4. Trials are shared in faithful relationships | Philippians 1:16
5. Trials burn away selfishness and bury conflict in order to find contentment in God’s agenda | Philippians 15, 17-18

October 12, 2014 Worship Sets

Posted on Oct 12 at 09:05am

Traditional

Come Thou Fount

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

The Majesty And Glory Of Your Name

Alleluia

His Name Is Wonderful

Glorious Is Thy Name

Footsteps Of Jesus


October 5, 2014 Sermon Notes

Posted on Oct 05 at 09:49am

PHILIPPIANS-5

Philippians | Week 1

Philippians 1:1-11

1. Together, they advanced the gospel beyond themselves | Philippians 1:1-6

Paul is joyful for what has been produced through their support of his ministry and through their gifts for suffering believers in Judea.

The heart of true fellowship is self-sacrificing conformity to a shared vision (D.A. Carson).

2. Together, they modeled the gospel by experiencing and sharing grace | Philippians 1:7-8

 Shared in suffering and struggle with Paul

The gospel was both the environment and the goal of the church – Richard Melick

3. Together, they were to make progress in producing spiritual fruit | Philippians 1:9-11

Key verse: And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Christ. | Philippians 1:6

Two questions regarding spiritual discernment: (Source: Warren Wiersbe, “Be Joyful”)

1) Will it make make me ashamed if Jesus should return?

2) Will it cause others to stumble and fall?


October 5, 2014 Worship Sets

Posted on Oct 05 at 09:37am

Traditional

He Who Began A Good Work In You

Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee

Rejoice The Lord Is King

O For A Thousand Tongues

You Are My All in All

Take My Life And Let It Be

I Worship You Almighty God

Contemporary

Here I Am To Worship

All My Fountains

Rejoice The Lord Is King

Cornerstone

You Are My King