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  • Laugh - Philippians 4 Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Jan 24, 2019
     | 583 views

    We need find joy in the journey by doing 3 things: choosing to reconcile with others so that we can rejoice, by praying rather than worrying, and by learning contentment in life.

    Video illustration: Over Saved Michael Jr Series: Find Joy in the Journey in 2019 Thesis of series: Joy needs to be experienced in the journey of life! But Joy, like any other attitude, can come and go. It is not guaranteed simply because we are born again believers. We must put ourselves in the ...read more

  • How Will You Finish?

    Contributed by Barry O Johnson on Oct 13, 2018
     | 6,375 views

    When we accept Jesus as Lord there is an excitement. We want to save the world. But over time the world beats so many of us into silence. This message is about how the Apostle Paul refused to let circumstances keep him from finishing his race.

    The book of Philippians – The Back Story Roman Prison: The Tullianum (Keep) When we read scripture sometimes knowing the circumstances from which they were written can paint what we read in a totally different light. Paul’s letter to the Philippians is an excellent example of this. It’s common ...read more

  • Thankful Prayer

    Contributed by Greg Yort on Apr 23, 2018
     | 1,791 views

    Thankful prayer brings divine peace, guards our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus, and brings right thinking…biblical thinking.

    Introduction Fear is a human emotion that is triggered by a perceived threat. Fear is a basic survival mechanism that signals our bodies to respond to danger with a fight or flight response. As such, it is an essential part of keeping us safe. However, when people live in constant fear, whether ...read more

  • We Can Work It Out Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Mar 5, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,684 views

    As we look at Paul's instructions for Euodia and Syntyche and how they can get along, we also can learn about how to get along with others and how to help others get along with each other.

    Introduction: A. Let’s start today’s sermon with an old poem I really like called “The Perfect Church” I think that I shall never see, A Church that’s all it ought to be; A Church whose members never stray, Beyond the Strait and Narrow way; A Church that has no empty pews, Whose Preacher never ...read more

  • Recipe For Growth

    Contributed by Dr. Ezekiel Ette on Nov 16, 2017
     | 4,252 views

    Peace with yourself, peace with neighbors and peace with the world is what we need to live as Christians. We fail to grow when we live our lives for others and become afraid of losing the affection and approval of those we think are important in our lives

    Imagine a Church with some problems, where some people are fighting to become leaders. Yet, despite their own problems, when they heard that the individual who helped to establish the church was in need, they all come together, contributed money to send to help the individual. The leader wrote back ...read more

  • What's On Your Mind?

    Contributed by Thomas Clawser, M. Div. on Oct 28, 2017
     | 4,100 views

    Christians must guard what enters their minds to gain the benefit of God’s peace in their lives.

    In “How to Find Out Who You Are”, Nelson Price reports that 15 prominent college professors took this challenge: “If all the books on the art of moving human beings into action were condensed into one brief statement, what would that statement be?” The result of their deliberations was: What the ...read more

  • What Are You Looking At

    Contributed by Howard Gunter on Oct 9, 2017
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,667 views

    Paul is helping us understand how our thought process can dominate our actions and how to address recurring idle thoughts.

    Matthew 22:1-14 What are you looking at? Where do you return when your mind is not occupied by some current demand? Our thought process is dominated, isn’t it? We tend to think about a pet project, a pet peeve, a lingering hurt, some secret desire that we keep coming back to (even though ...read more

  • P. S. - You Need These!

    Contributed by Ernie Arnold on Sep 27, 2017
     | 5,821 views

    Paul is sharing with his dear brothers and sister in Philippi three things that they need to be complete - 1. They need to learn how to CELEBRATE 2. They need to learn how to PRAY 3. They need to learn how to Think Straight

    Scripture: Philippians 4:1-9 (Call to worship - Psalm 23) Title: P. S. - You Need These! Paul is sharing with his dear brothers and sister in Philippi three things that they need to be complete - 1. They need to learn how to CELEBRATE 2. They need to learn how to PRAY 3. ...read more

  • A Context For The Call To Rejoice

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Sep 10, 2017
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,499 views

    Exhortations, and a very important promise.

    A CONTEXT FOR THE CALL TO REJOICE Philippians 4:1-9 ‘Our conversation is in heaven,’ said the Apostle in the previous chapter, ‘from whence also we are awaiting (as) Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ’ (cf. Philippians 3:20-21). “So, my brethren… stand fast in the Lord” (Philippians 4:1). ...read more

  • Finding Peace

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Aug 13, 2017
     | 3,169 views

    In a world like ours with everything that is going on in world events and the Christmas season, peace is a major concern, isn’t it? The problem is everyone wants peace but no one has a clear answer on how to get it.

    Finding Peace in a Season of Stress Philippians 4:1-9 Lucinda Norman writes of her experience Christmas shopping at the mall. People had been pushing, elbowing and cutting in front of her all day. During a 10 minute extra 10% off special, one woman grabbed a lace table cloth from her hands, ...read more

  • The Resolution Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Aug 13, 2017
     | 1,859 views

    This sermon addresses the single most powerful catalyst for individual spiritual growth: Scripture reading

    The Resolution In his book, “Holy Sweat” Tim Hansell writes of a close friend who attended his 40 year high school reunion. For months he saved to take his wife back to the place and the people he’d grown up with. The closer the time came for the reunion, the more excited he became, thinking of ...read more

  • The Power Of Distraction

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 6, 2017
     | 3,172 views

    When we have to cope for the long term, we need to implement God’s template for doing so. Distraction is a key element in this process, but needs to be viewed as part of the whole process.

    The Power of Distraction (Philippians 4:1-9) 1. The psychology professor was giving an oral test. She asked, "How would you diagnose a patient who screaming at the top of his lungs one minute, then sits in a chair weeping uncontrollably the next?" A sports-minded young man answered, "He's ...read more

  • Passionate About The Church Series

    Contributed by Christopher Benfield on Dec 21, 2016
     | 2,202 views

    Paul was passionate about the church. He had developed a personal relationship with them and knew their needs and concerns. Pastors, and those within the church, can glean much from the Apostle in this passage. We need the commitment and passion he had.

    Passionate about the Church Philippians 4: 1-3 In order to effectively lead a congregation of believers, the pastor must have a burden for the people within the congregation, while developing personal relationships with them. Paul understood this principle of leadership and provided a great ...read more

  • Joy To The World - A Study Of Philippians- Part 4 "Joy In Giving"

    Contributed by Randy Edwards on Dec 19, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,811 views

    Part 4 of our series on joy

    Joy to the world A study of Philippians Part 4 “ Joy in Giving “ If you have been watching the news or TV lately It seems that a countdown to Christmas calendar is very common Shortly after or even before Thanksgiving We begin seeing – Blank ---days until Christmas ...read more

  • The Choice To Rejoice

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Nov 2, 2016
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,536 views

    "Make the Choice to Rejoice" is not a platitude, but an accurate summary of Paul's commands in Philippians 4.

    THE CHOICE TO REJOICE PHILIPPIANS 4:1-23 #choicerejoice INTRODUCTION… https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-best-most-annoying-platitudes-that-you-have-read-or-heard-or-even-made-up-yourself A “platitude” is a comment or statement that a person makes that is often flat or ...read more