Sermon Series
  • 1. A Powerful Prayer

    Contributed on Sep 18, 2006
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    Introduction to a series on Philippians, focusing on the powerful prayer in vss. 9-11

    Philippians 1:1-11 ¡V ¡§A Powerful Prayer¡¨ By James Galbraith September 10, 2006 First Baptist Church, Port Alberni. Text Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all God¡¦s holy people in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons: 2Grace and peace to you ...read more

  • 2. What Truly Matters

    Contributed on Sep 19, 2006
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    Second in my Philippians series, looking at how Paul’s devotion to the gospel helped him be an effective minister despite his imprisonment.

    Philippians 1:12-18 – “ What truly matters?” By James Galbraith First Baptist Church, Port Alberni September 17, 2006 Text - TNIV 12Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel. 13As a result, it has become clear ...read more

  • 3. Longing For Heaven, Ready For Less

    Contributed on Sep 25, 2006
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    Third in Philippians series, focusing on Paul’s desire to either be with Christ in Heaven or serve Him well on earth.

    Philippians 1:19-26 – “Longing for Heaven, ready for less” By James Galbraith First Baptist Church, Port Alberni September 24, 2006 Text – TNIV Yes, and I will continue to rejoice, 19 for I know that through your prayers and God’s provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ what has happened ...read more

  • 4. Cosmic Glue

    Contributed on Oct 2, 2006
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    Paul’s call to the church to live, come hell or high water, worthy of the gospel of Christ through working together.

    Philippians 1:27-30 – “Cosmic Glue” By James Galbraith First Baptist Church, Port Alberni October 1st, 2006 Text 27Whatever happens, as citizens of heaven live in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will ...read more

  • 5. Just One Thing

    Contributed on Oct 10, 2006
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    The heart of the letter to the Philippians, calling us work in unity, following the example of Jesus by putting each other first.

    Philippians 2:1-11 - “Just one thing” By James Galbraith, Bethel First Baptist Church Preached at First Baptist Church, Port Alberni, June 11, 2006 Text 2 If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any ...read more

  • 6. Shining Like Stars

    Contributed on Oct 16, 2006
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    Paul’s call to the church to put aside petty differences and use the gifts God has given to work together so that we "shine like stars in the universe".

    Philippians 2: 12-18 – “Letting our Stars shine” By James Galbraith First Baptist Church, Port Alberni October 15, 2006 Text 12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and ...read more

  • 7. Someone To Lean On

    Contributed on Oct 23, 2006
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    Even the Apostle Paul needed people to lean on in times of need; this passage gives us a good look at two men who were a great source of help for him.

    Philippians 2:19-30 – “Someone to lean on” By James Galbraith First Baptist Church, Port Alberni October 22, 2006 Text 19 I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, that I also may be cheered when I receive news about you. 20 I have no one else like him, who takes a genuine ...read more

  • 8. The Best, Not The Rest

    Contributed on Nov 14, 2006
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    In this passage, Paul compares all his earthly acheivements to garbage, compared to his salvation in Christ.

    Philippians 3:1-14 – “The best, not the rest” By James Galbraith First Baptist Church, Port Alberni. October 29, 2006 Text 3 Further, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you. 2 Watch out for ...read more

  • 9. Where Do You Call Home?

    Contributed on Nov 14, 2006
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    Paul reminds us that our citizenship as Christians is in Heaven.

    Philippians 3:15--4:1 – “Where do you call home?” By James Galbraith First Baptist Church, Port Alberni November 5th, 2006 Text (TNIV) 15All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. 16Only ...read more

  • 10. Patching, Praying, Practicing

    Contributed on Nov 14, 2006
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    Paul’s three-fold call to patch up broken relationships, pray for all things with thanksgiving and practice positive values, so that we will know the peace of God and the God of Peace.

    Philippians 4:2-9 ¡V ¡§Patching, Praying and Practicing¡¨ By James Galbraith First Baptist Church, Port Alberni November 12, 2006 Text 2I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. 3Yes, and I ask you, my true companion, help these women since they have ...read more

  • 11. God Will Take Care Of You

    Contributed on Nov 21, 2006
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    The last in my series in Philippians, focusing on Paul’s promise that God can meet all our needs.

    Philippians 4: 10-20, 21-23 – “God will take care of you” By James Galbraith First Baptist Church, Port Alberni. November 19, 2006 Text 10I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11I am ...read more