Sermon Series
  • 1. A Work In Progress

    Contributed on Feb 19, 2007
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    Part of an extensive study in Philippians, we are reminded here that God is not finished with us yet.

    Content in Christ: A Study in Philippians A Work in Progress Phil. 1:1-6 Illus. A retired preacher was cleaning out the dresser when he found 5 eggs and $1K. •He asked his wife and she said she saved 1 egg for every bad sermon. •5 eggs in all those years. Not bad. But what’s the money ...read more

  • 2. Falling In Love Again

    Contributed on Feb 19, 2007
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    Part of an extensive study in Philippians, we are reminded here to fall in love with Jesus and each other more and more.

    Content in Christ Falling in Love Again Phil. 1:7-11 (R. Darrel Davis) “Dearest Jimmy, No words could ever express the great unhappiness I’ve felt since breaking our engagement. Please say you’ll take me back. No one could ever take your place in my heart, so please forgive me. I love you, I ...read more

  • 3. A Greater Purpose

    Contributed on Feb 19, 2007
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    Part of an extensive study in Philippians, we are reminded here that God has a greater purpose for our trials.

    Content in Christ: A Study in Philippians A Greater Purpose Phil. 1:12-14 Illus. Old mule fell into a ditch. “Shake it off and step up”. What do you do when the “stuff” of life piles up on you? Phil. – Content in Christ. Review (love, encouragement, prayer) Memorize? Up to this point, ...read more

  • 4. A Tale Of Two Preachers

    Contributed on Mar 5, 2007
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    Part of a series on Philippians, we’re encouraged to preach Christ, no matter what.

    Illus. Georgia Tech. Football game years ago. GT was ahead 7 to 6. •Coach told QB not to throw no matter what. •They ran to the opponents 10 yd. line in last minute of play, but he was overcome by temptation. •He threw and it was intercepted by the fastest back on the team. •He started ...read more

  • 5. Torn Between Two Loves

    Contributed on Mar 5, 2007
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    Part of a series in Philippians, we are encouraged to make Christ our life.

    Illus. 3 men discussing their funerals, what they would want people to say. •"He was a great humanitarian, an asset to his community." •"He was a great family man, loved his family." •"Look, he’s moving!" “What would you like on your tombstone”? What would you like to accomplish before you ...read more

  • 6. All For One And One For All

    Contributed on Mar 5, 2007
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    Part of a series in Philippians, we’re encouraged to stand strong together in adversity.

    Illus. Jordan has been enjoying soccer for the past 1 ½ years with other 8-9 year olds. •It’s been an interesting and often enjoyable experience to watch them learn the game. •One thing I enjoy is seeing how the kids react to the ball, especially the goalies. •When a line drive comes, instead of ...read more

  • 7. You First

    Contributed on Mar 12, 2007
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    Part of a series in Philippians, we are challenged to practice humility as Christ demonstrated.

    Mark Hodges (SC.com) During the days when Mohammed Ali was a great boxer, he would go around in his arrogance and say, "I am the greatest." Humility was never his strong suit. One day, back in his prime, he was on an airplane and the plane was ready to take off and the flight attendant had ...read more

  • 8. The Mind Of Christ

    Contributed on Mar 12, 2007
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    Part of a series in Phil., we are encouraged to have the mind and attitude of Christ.

    What would you do for a Klondike bar? Some people would do some strange things. What would you do if there was little or no reward? (David Yarbrough, SC.com) The following ad once appeared in a London newspaper: "Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete ...read more

  • 9. Work It Out

    Contributed on Mar 12, 2007
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    Part of a series in Phil., we’re exhorted to work out our salvation.

    (Guy Glass, SC.com) One of golf’s immortal moments came when a Scotchman demonstrated the new game to President Ulysses Grant. Carefully placing the ball on the tee, he took a mighty swing. The club hit the turf and scattered dirt all over the President’s beard and surrounding vicinity, while the ...read more

  • 10. A Servant's Heart

    Contributed on Mar 21, 2007
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    Part of a series in Philippians, we’re challenged here to be examples of Christ.

    (Joe Fornear) A couple of opposing candidates for county office were sitting near each other in the local diner... One turned to the other and said, "You know why I’m going to win this election? Because of my ’personal touch.’ For example, I always tip waitresses really well and then ask them to ...read more

  • 11. Watch Out!

    Contributed on Mar 21, 2007
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    Part of a series in Philippians, we’re warned to watch out for false teachers.

    Aren’t you glad the political campaigns and phone calls are finally over?! •Every candidate was telling us how great their agenda, their plan was. •It made it almost impossible to know what they believed or promoted. •You had to look very closely at the facts and their history to get the real ...read more

  • 12. A Total Loss

    Contributed on Mar 21, 2007
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    Part of a series in Philippians, we’re exhorted to pursue Christ, no matter what.

    Illus. I was raised in low income family; learned to make sacrifices; learned value of dollar. •At 13, I needed a new bicycle; $110. I worked all winter and spring. •I sacrificed a lot, but I never complained; it was worth it; 14th birthday, bought it. •Some things are simply worth sacrificing ...read more

  • 13. Press On

    Contributed on May 24, 2007
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    Part of a series in Philippians, we’re encouraged to press on in our pursuit of Christ.

    Press On! Phil. 3:12-14 Jeanette Case) “Last year when I called my parents to wish them a happy New Year, my dad answered the phone. "Well, Dad, what’s your New Year’s resolution?" I asked him. "To make your mother as happy as I can all year," he answered proudly. Then mom got on, and I said, ...read more

  • 14. Modern Maturity

    Contributed on May 24, 2007
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    Part of a series in Philippians, we’re encouraged to mature in our faith.

    Modern Maturity Phil. 3:15-16 Here are the Top 10 ways to know you’re growing older: 10. Everything hurts and what doesn’t hurt, doesn’t work. 9. The gleam in your eye is from the sun hitting your bifocals. 8. You know all the answers, but nobody asks you the questions. 7. You look forward ...read more

  • 15. Not Of This World

    Contributed on May 24, 2007
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    Part of a series in Philippians, we’re reminded that we’re citizens of heaven.

    Not of this World Phil. 3:17-21 Randy Aly, SC.com) Every time a boy went to his playmates house he saw his grandmother studying her Bible. Finally, he asked his friend about it. Why is your Grandmother always reading that Bible? He answered, I don’t know. But I think she is cramming for her ...read more

  • 16. Break It Up

    Contributed on Jun 4, 2007
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    Part of a series in Philippians, this passage deals with dealing with conflict and promoting unity.

    Break It Up Phil. 4:1-3 Illus. (SC.com) Abe Lemmons was head basketball coach at the University of Texas for years. Asked if he was bitter at Texas Athletic Director Deloss Dodds who fired him…, he replied, "Not at all, but I plan to buy a glass-bottomed car so I can watch the look on his face ...read more

  • 17. Praise The Lord Anyway!

    Contributed on Jun 4, 2007
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    Part of a series in Philippians, we’re encouraged to praise the Lord no matter what.

    Praise the Lord Anyway! Phil. 4:4-7 Little Johnny and Susan proudly walked into the house with a new house plant they had bought for their mother. “We even used our own money,” Johnny said. But then, Susan, with a sad face replied, “There was a bouquet that we wanted to give you that was real ...read more

  • 18. Chew On This

    Contributed on Jun 4, 2007
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    Part of a series in Philippians, we’re encouraged to "chew" on things that honor God.

    Chew on This Phil. 4:8-9 (Davon Huss, SC.com) Rules of chocolate (appropriate for post-Valentine’s Day): •If you’ve got melted chocolate all over your hands, you’re eating it too slowly. •Chocolate covered raisins, cherries, and strawberries all count as fruit, so eat as many as you ...read more

  • 19. The Secret To Contentment

    Contributed on Jun 4, 2007
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    In this passage, we discover how to be truly content, no matter what.

    The Secret to Contentment Phil. 4:10-13 Illus. Don’t you just love hearing/telling secrets? •Recently, I spoke at a local Christian school. Afterward, I sat down with a 5 y.o. red-headed girl who proceeded to tell me all about her life. Suddenly, out of the blue, she said, "My Mommy has ...read more

  • 20. Meeting The Need

    Contributed on Jun 4, 2007
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    In this final part of the series in Philippians, we’re commanded to share with others because we care about others.

    Meeting the Need Phil. 4:14-23 Illus. (unknown source) Little Kevin and Ryan were playing wonderfully together, when they suddenly began fighting over a particular toy. “I had it first.” No, I did.” It’s mine. No, it’s mine.” Their mother, seeing an opportunity to teach them about sharing, ...read more