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  • What To Do When Troubles Come Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Apr 7, 2008
    based on 10 ratings

    Paul was in prison, had enemies attacking, and saw death coming, but remained upbeat. How did he do it?

    Philippians 1:12 –26 April 6, 2008 What to do when troubles come… In this passage, Paul has 3 problems Problem 1: Paul is in Prison – Turkish prison – possibly Ephesus This is a good thing, right? I can’t help but think of the Canadian woman who has been in jail without trial for more

  • "Joy Stealers"

    Contributed by Jerry Depoy on Mar 24, 2003
    based on 160 ratings

    Although Paul was in prison, he remained "joyful." Paul warns us of five different "joy stealers" and offers ways in which to avoid them.

    “JOY STEALERS” Phil. 4:4 “Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, rejoice.” It is as much a command to "rejoice always," as it is to "not steal." An unhappy Christian is very unchristlike. Remember that the "Joy of the Lord is our strength." Today we will discuss five things that more

  • Rejoice! (Philippians 4:4-7)

    Contributed by David Smith on Nov 16, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    At the time of writing this letter to the Philippians, we know full well that Paul was in prison, awaiting a trial that would determine whether he was to be executed. You...

    I’ve chosen as my text this morning the Philippians passage - ‘Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say ‘rejoice’!’ I do this partly to spare you from having to hear my John the Baptist sermon again. I only have the one. More significantly though, I’ve chosen this passage because I’m more

  • Can Your Difficulties Advance The Gospel? Series

    Contributed by Brad Beaman on Jul 21, 2003
    based on 51 ratings

    The question before us is, can your difficulties advance the gospel? They threw the Apostle Paul in prison thinking they could stop the advancement of the gospel. According to Paul this only blazed a trail for the preaching of the Gospel.

    Introduction The question before us is, can your difficulties advance the gospel? Can you Imagine if you came to church this morning and rather than being greeted at the door and coming in. Instead, you found the doors of the church were barred shut. You came and found military police outside more

  • Joyful Love Series

    Contributed by Brad Beaman on Jul 14, 2003
    based on 33 ratings

    Paul is in prison and he has this joyful love because he has a confidence in God. He can write in Philippians 1:6, “Be confident of this that He, who began a good work in you will carry it out until the day of Christ Jesus.”

    Intro: God’s Faithfulness It wasn’t too long ago I was attending a meeting in Scotland. I was in Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland and I was looking for a place to park. I received advise on how to find a good place to park. My friend told me to drive up to the top of the nearby more

  • Telling Secrets Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Richards on Mar 15, 2003
    based on 28 ratings

    A sermon that examines the sharing of the Gospel to all nations.

    TELLING SECRETS Eph 3:1-13 The Duke of Wellington is best remembered as the general who defeated Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815. During his earlier service in India, Wellington was in charge of negotiations. The emissary of an Indian ruler, anxious to know what territories would be ceded to his more

  • Finding The Silver Lining Series

    Contributed by Stephen Todd on Apr 21, 2003
    based on 49 ratings

    In this sermon we see Paul finding the silver lining of God’s will in the difficulties of life.

    Philippians 1:12-18 Sunday, January 27, 2002 As most of you know by now I am a Murphy’s Law kind of guy. I never knew before that there are some basic principles that were laid down by the actual Captain Murphy. Not surprisingly there were thirteen of them. 1. Nothing is as easy as it more

  • A Prisioner Of Jesus Christ

    Contributed by David Hudson on Dec 14, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    This message describes what it means to be a prisoner of Jesus Christ.

    A P R I S O N E R O F J E S U S C H R I S T Philemon 1 1 Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother, unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellowlabourer, Philemon 1 9 Yet for love’s sake I rather beseech thee, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a more

  • Some Reasons Why Certain People Will Not Make It To Heaven

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 11, 2001
    based on 52 ratings

    Reasons why some people refuse to take advantage of the free offer of eternal life found in Christ Jesus

    Some Reasons Why People Will Not Enter Heaven (Acts 24:22-27) Illustration:More than four out of every five Americans agree that "we all will be called before God at judgment day to answer for our sins," says a poll conducted for the Times Mirror company. National and International Religion more

  • Paul's Unceasing Prayer

    Contributed by Clarence Clough on Aug 9, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    Believers will benefit when they apply Paul’s prayer objectives to their lives (ascertain God’s will, walk worthy of Christ, and possess the power of God).

    PAUL’S UNCEASING PRAYER Text: Colossians 1:9-11 Introduction: Paul’s prison letter to the Colossian church was to encourage believers there to eliminate false teaching and to continue with Christ. Theme: Believers will benefit when they more

  • Believing, Acting And Confessing God's Word

    Contributed by Tony Abram on Oct 5, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    Believing, Acting and Confessing God’s Word. This outline lists the spiritual growth for the believer who whats victory and answer to prayer in their lives.

    Believing, Acting and Confessing God’s Word! This outline lists the spiritual growth for the believer who whats victory and answer to prayer in their lives. I. Believing God’s Word Acts 27:25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me. A. more

  • "Onesimus"

    Contributed by Ray Scott on Oct 13, 2004
    based on 44 ratings

    This message deals with the relationship between Paul, Onesimus, and Philemon.

    “Onesimus” Philemon Vs. 1-25 INTRODUCTION: Most people never READ the book of Philemon … can’t FIND it. It’s a little book … 1 chapter … 25 verses. BACKGROUND: Philemon was a Christian who lived in Colossae. Paul had led him to the Lord when Philemon was in Ephesus. The church at more

  • Let The Peace Of Christ Rule

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Feb 6, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    Christmas 1(B) - Let the peace of Christ rule in humble hearts, with forgiving living, and by a gratitude attitude.

    LET THE PEACE OF CHRIST RULE (Outline) December 30, 2007 - CHRISTMAS 1 - Colossians 3:12-17 INTRO: Gone. Gone. Gone. Family and friends have left, returned home and are gone. The presents are organized, put away, exchanged, and are gone from under the tree. Maybe even some have more

  • Demas Hath Forsaken Me

    Contributed by Robert Travis on Aug 13, 2001
    based on 56 ratings

    Demas felt the pull and found the poverty of the old life.

    DEMAS HATH FORSAKEN ME “For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world,” (2 Timothy 4:10 KJV) I. WHO? DEMAS A. HE WAS A FELLOW SAINT. Col 4:14 Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you. Phm 1:24 Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellowlabourers. 1. Think about the more

  • Reaching For The Goal

    Contributed by Francis Camacho on Jul 11, 2002
    based on 14 ratings

    4 Steps to reach your full potential in Christ based on Philippians 3:12-14

    Reaching for the Goal Philippians 3: 12-14 12 Not that I have already attained this -- that is, I have not already been perfected-- but I strive to lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus also laid hold of me. 13Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself to have attained this. Instead more