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  • The Power Of Confession Series

    Contributed by Thomas Clawser on Mar 25, 2017
     | 2,800 views

    Confession is a key to spiritual formation—it frees our chains, releases Christ’s power in us, and helps us to mature as He desires, not as we desire.

  • Imprisonment Created Opportunities To Spread The Gospel Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on May 2, 2018
     | 5,096 views

    The apostle faced opposition from those outside the church and misrepresentation from some within. But this did not dissuade or distract him from fulfilling God’s call. Through it all, Christ was being preached, which brought him great delight.

    Date: 4/26/18 Lesson # 3 Title: Imprisonment Created Opportunities to Spread the Gospel Text: (Philippians 1:12-14) Scripture: (Philippians 1:12-14, NIV) 12 Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters[a], that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel. 13 As a ...read more

  • I Want You To Know Series

    Contributed by Steve Smith on May 14, 2007
     | 1,640 views

    Paul wanted the church to know, then and now, that if we remain in Christ, our trials will actually serve to "Advance the "Gospel".

    INTRODUCTION A. Series of Phlippians 1. Book of Joy but misleading and should be “Joy Amidst Trial” 2. Paul (Acts 16.16) after expelling a demon spirit from a slave girl who made her masters money from her ability as a fortune teller, was arrested. a. Owners accused him of inciting a ...read more

  • Love Creates A Servant Heart

    Contributed by Scotty Killingsworth on Sep 18, 2002
    based on 15 ratings
     | 2,909 views

    It would be interesting to revisit Gomer later in life? What does love look like when it reaches maturity? We saw what sin can do, but what does love look like when it is complete? What does life become when love has captured it? How many positive chan

    Message preached by Scotty Killingsworth to the Evergreen congregation Sunday morning September 22, 2002 Love creates the heart of a servant from Philippians chapter one Last Sunday we discovered through the life situation of Hosea that you may break God’s heart, but you can’t make him stop ...read more

  • When Circumstances Confuse Us Series

    Contributed by Alan Tison on Jun 17, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,608 views

    Joy Stealers are the tools Satan uses to rob us of our joy in serving the cause of Christ.To help us defeat the joy stealers of this life, Paul wrote the book of Philippians. Paul knew there would be times we could not be happy, but in Christ, we could al

    Introduction: This past weekend, our family celebrated Kathy’s parents 50th wedding anniversary. We spent all day Friday decorating the church in preparation for the big night. Kathy had planned the celebration to be a big surprise, and sure enough, her parents were surprised as 75 of their friends ...read more

  • Chains Series

    Contributed by Tim Burns on Mar 6, 2007
    based on 15 ratings
     | 6,981 views

    Paul allowed the Lord to use his chains to further God’s kingdom.

    Chains 12 Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel. 13 As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. 14 Because of my chains, most of the ...read more

  • How To Have Joy In Every Situation Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Oct 2, 2009
    based on 61 ratings
     | 19,380 views

    This sermon looks at five essentials for joy: 1. Look at life from God’s PERSPECTIVE 2. Live life with God’s PRIORTIES 3. Seek God’s POWER to live on 4. Live a life of God’s HOPE 5. Find God’s PURPOSE for your life

    How To Have Joy In Every Situation Most people don’t really enjoy life – they endure life. Most people go through life with no real sense of joy. Life becomes a series chores and obstacles that one must go through – just to endure it. There is no happiness – there is no joy. The dreams of – ...read more

  • How To Live In Frustration City

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Aug 31, 2004
    based on 44 ratings
     | 2,935 views

    A look at how the Apostle Paul was able to cope with frustration, specifically as it related to his unjust imprisonment.

    How to Live In Frustration City Phil 1:12-21 12 Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel. 13 As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. 14 Because of ...read more

  • Attitudes Toward Circumstances & Critics Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Jun 7, 2020
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,167 views

    In Phil. 1:12-18 we get a glimpse of Paul's attitude toward his circumstances and his critics. Paul sees beyond what Satan is doing and rejoices in what God is doing. He does not allow contentious, sectarian Christians to irritate him.

    We are learning from Paul’s epistle to the Philippians. Our text today is Philippians 1:12-18. Let's read that to get a general feel of what Paul is saying in the passage. “Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel. 13 As a result, ...read more

  • Rejoice In The Lord

    Contributed by David Radcliff on May 4, 2016
     | 3,287 views

    There are abundant reasons why God's people should rejoice in the Lord. The source of the believer's joy is not in the world, nor in themselves, but in the Lord. They sing unto Him a new song, because they have been made new creatures, who enjoy new delights.

    REJOICE IN THE LORD. PSALM 33:1-12. Charles Spurgeon said, “There are abundant reasons why God's people should rejoice in the Lord. The source of the believer's joy is not in the world, nor in themselves, but in the Lord. They sing unto Him a new song, because they have been made new ...read more

  • Why Do Things Go Wrong?

    Contributed by Colin Coombs on Oct 22, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,320 views

    We can cause our own problems and trouble, but the end result can be for the glory of God, if we allow it!

    WHY DO THINGS GO WRONG? I. ADAM EJECTED FROM A PERFECT SETTING -- EDEN! Genesis 3:22 & 23 And the LORD God said, "The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live for ever." ...read more

  • Experiencing Joy In Persecution, Part I Series

    Contributed by Joe La Rue on Aug 1, 2008
     | 3,234 views

    A consideration of how we can experience joy even in the midst of persecution, when we are persecuted for the RIGHT REASON.

    Title: Experiencing Joy In Persecution, Part I: Persecuted For The Right Reason Series: The Joy of the Christian Life (Sermon # 3) Text: Phil 1:12-13 Date Preached: Aug 3, 2008 COPYRIGHT © Joe La Rue, 2008 (All Rights Reserved) Introduction A. An “oxymoron” ...read more

  • Live With An Eternal Perspective Series

    Contributed by Don Jaques on May 18, 2004
    based on 114 ratings
     | 15,516 views

    MAIN IDEAS: You can be Joy-FULL regardless of your circumstances if you live your life with an eternal perspective. 1. Let God use your tough circumstances for his purposes. 2. Don’t get sidetracked by petty disagreements. 3. Live for Christ every

    Becoming a Joy-FULL Person 2. Live With An Eternal Perspective Philippians 1:12-29 May 8/9, 2004 Don Jaques MAIN IDEAS: You can be Joy-FULL regardless of your circumstances if you live your life with an eternal perspective. 1. Let God use your tough circumstances for his purposes. 2. ...read more

  • It's All In How You Look At It Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on May 25, 2004
    based on 69 ratings
     | 9,781 views

    Attitude that determines whether we have joy in our circumstances.

    Restoring the Joy Sermon # 2 It’s All In How You Look At It Philippians 1:12-20 In today’s message we note that it is attitude that determines whether we have joy in our circumstances. But by attitude we do not mean a ...read more

  • The Gospel Is All That Matters Series

    Contributed by Kamal Weerakoon on May 24, 2003
    based on 174 ratings
     | 10,221 views

    Why do we have so little impact on our world? Why are we so much like the world, and so un-like our heavenly Father? The second half of Philippians ch 1 challenges us to get our priorities right - the Gospel is all that matters!

    Introduction Imagine this. You’ve become a missionary. You’ve gone to a foreign country that hasn’t heard the Gospel. You try not to be a foreigner, you try and fit in with them. You take on their customs and habits. You wear their clothes, eat their food, learn their language. You love ...read more