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  • What's Your Struggle?

    Contributed by Robert Rust on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 21 ratings

    Our story this week takes us to the city of Philippi, a Roman colony within Macedonia.

  • Pressing On Series

    Contributed by Steve Smith on Jul 16, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Paul teaches the importance of “Pressing One” in all areas of life. We must move towards the mark – towards the finish line – toward the day when Christ greets us face to face and says “You’ve arrived”!

    BACKGROUND Remember there were false teachers teaching importance of Roman Colony Citizenship Conduct, Status by Rank, and Jewish Law. Paul knocks this down by reminding the new believers of the real goal – that of reaching heaven! So many times, we allow Satan to change goal. He causes us, more

  • Lydia: The Business Woman Series

    Contributed by Marcel Odimgbe on Nov 13, 2007
    based on 15 ratings

    Lydia was a successful business woman and yet had time to seek and worship God. her conversion to Christianity singled her out among many other women as she became the first convert in Europe. It was through her God opened the door for the ministry in the

    LYDIA: THE BUSINESS WOMAN (Acts 16:13 -14, 40, Proverbs 31:10-31) INTRODUCTION Lydia was a successful businesswoman. A dealer of purple cloth, she mingled with the wealthy of her day. Her trade was in demand by the rich and influential in the city. She can be likened to the virtuous woman in more

  • A Reminder Of Our True Citizenship, And The Hope It Entails (Phl. 3:20-21) Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Oct 5, 2019

    A Christian is assured that his real home is in heaven and that he is only temporally related to this world, its governments, and its problems. Christians will one day experience all the special privileges of our heavenly citizenship because we belong to Christ.

    Date: 4/4/19 Lesson # 27 Title: A REMINDER OF OUR TRUE CITIZENSHIP, AND THE HOPE IT ENTAILS (Phl. 3:20-21) • “Special Notes” and “Scripture” are shown as endnotes. • NIV Bible is used throughout unless noted otherwise. Scripture: (Philippians 3:20-21, NIV) 20 But our citizenship is in heaven. more

  • God's Detours Series

    Contributed by Lanny Smith on May 24, 2021

    Life throws up big "road out!" signs at us. How do we adapt to the detours of life?

    Detours   • An old sailor repeatedly got lost at sea, so his friends gave him a compass and urged him to use it. The next time he went out in his boat, he followed their advice and took the compass with him. But as usual he became hopelessly confused and was unable to find land. Finally, he more

  • Giving With A Standard Of Excellence

    Contributed by Scott Jordan on Aug 1, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Sermon on Giving

    GIVING WITH A STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE 2 Cor 8:1-5 I. WHO WERE THE CHURCHES OF MACEDONIA? A. THE CHURCH AT PHILIPPI From there we reached Philippi, a major city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony; we stayed there several days. Acts 16:12 (NLT) 1. We more

  • Paul's First Convert In Europe

    Contributed by Jeff Simms on Jun 4, 2003
    based on 29 ratings

    To learn from Paul’s approach how he spoke to people about the gospel- emphasizes Lydia and her conversion

    Paul’s First Convert in Europe Acts 16:11-15 Primary Purpose: To learn from Paul how he approached people with the gospel message. Background: As we begin our second missionary journey with Paul we see that the Holy Spirit is directing their path toward new territory for them. He more

  • 'i Know My Rights!'

    Contributed by C Vincent on Oct 25, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    The right of Paul as a citizen, and our rights as citizens of heaven.

    ‘I Know My Rights!’ JCC 25.10.09 pm Acts 22 Jewish nationalism was on the rise Paul had to prove the integrity of his Jewishness The Jerusalem church is providing an effective indigenous witness within its culture Modern Gentile Christians opposed Jewish Christians’ keeping the more

  • Come Us!

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Nov 27, 2002
    based on 46 ratings

    Last Sunday of End Time(WWIID #4) - When believers hear "Come us" they discover this is a gospel call from God Himself and a gospel call for lost souls to be saved.

    COME OVER…AND HELP US ACTS 16: 6-15 NOVEMBER 24, 2002 ACTS 16:6-15 6Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia. 7When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried more

  • Timothy Joins Saul Lesson 43 Series

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Oct 19, 2018

    Timothy joins Saul

    A. INTRODUCTION 1. Missionary conference. “And when they . . . gathered the church together, they reported all that God had done with them” (Acts 14:27). 2. Inspection trip. “Let us now go back and visit our brethren in every city . . . and see how they are doing” (Acts 15:36). 3. Brethren more

  • Look Around And Hang On!

    Contributed by Bala Samson on Oct 20, 2014
    based on 2 ratings

    Don’t worry when nothing happens as expected! Don’t worry when you don’t get a royal welcome and you are given cold shoulder treatment, despite you being in the will of God!

    Look around and hang on! Acts 16:9 “And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedonia was standing there, urging him and saying, "Come over to Macedonia and help us." Don’t worry when nothing happens as expected! Don’t worry when you don’t get a royal more

  • Memorable Things For Memorial Day

    Contributed by Jonathan Spurlock on Jan 10, 2020

    Paul had lived through numerous things that could be called memorable. Philippi was one place where some of these memorable events took place.

    Note: this is in a "talking paper" format. Introduction: This is the weekend where we celebrate Memorial Day. For many people, it’s time to enjoy the first 3-day weekend since February! Too many people think too little about the reason we celebrate: to honor those who gave all, including more

  • Jet Tour Through Philippians Series

    Contributed by Travis Moore on Oct 31, 2000
    based on 235 ratings

    Introduction to Philippians

    PHILIPPIANS - Exultation INTRODUCTION: Philippians was one of the four Epistles written by Paul from his Roman jail. It is an expression of joy in the midst of adversity. It has been called his “love letter” to the Church at Philippi, and is among the most intimate of all his Letters. I. more

  • Be Joyful In Suffering Series

    Contributed by Gary Stebbins on May 10, 2011

    During this series we will be looking at Paul

    Philippians Pt2- Be Joyful in Suffering (some thoughts taken from a sermon by Craig Groeschel on Joy) Introduction/Review Continue with our 2nd part- in series on Philippians. Paul- founded- church- 10 years prior to this letter. Philippi-Roman colony-Macedonia, NE corner- more

  • A Context For The Call To Rejoice

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

    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). Paul more