Summary: Once Paul accepted the Superiority of Christ in his own life he was able to Put Christ and His Church first in his life even to the point of enduring suffering because of what Christ had done for him.
Summary: This is an adaptation of a sermon shared Oct. 2000 by Brian Bill that builds upon 6 statements of purpose that he identifies in the writings of Paul. When actualized, these purposes provide meaning to life regardless of age or difficulty of circumstances.
Summary: Today we focus on hope. Advent is all about hope. But hope isn’t something we can manufacture. We can’t just try to be more hopeful. Hope doesn’t come with the power of positive thinking. Hope is based on who Christ is and His promises to us!
Summary: God sent Jesus into this world so that we could know more Who God is. Jesus sent His followers, believers, into the world so that non-believers could know better Who Jesus is. Why? To present everyone perfect in Christ. Christ in You the hope of glory.
Summary: The Mystery of Christ in you is crucial to understanding the difference between just having a religion and truly being saved. Mystery #1 God manifest in the flesh makes it possible for us to experience this life changing mystery of Christ in us!
Summary: Everyday, we face powers and temptations that urge us to downplay Jesus' significance for our lives. But Jesus is the firstborn of creation and the firstborn from the dead, the sole source of redemption; the blueprint for the genuine humanness which is on offer through the gospel.
Summary: Once a person is saved, God’s desire is that we labor for His work. But there is a need for us to “work smart” as we labor in God’s work. Too many believers serve the Lord and are sincere, but they lack understanding, and therefore they aren’t making the
Summary: Matt 28:19-20 has been dubbed as the “Great Commission” for the Church. In the broad stroke of this text we tend to over look the issue of disciple making. Even though of primary importance of the gospel it to bring people to Jesus. Once a person has gi
Summary: In the passage I just read we have Paul sharing how he labors and struggles, in other words how he pushes through opposition, how he fights for the church that Jesus died for and has established. How he serves Jesus the head of the church so the church co
Summary: Jesus is God’s secret for us becoming full and complete persons. Discover in Christ, and only in Christ, everything you need to realize your hope, to grow in your love, and to become strong in your faith.