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Sermons on Philippians

Name above All Names

This message begins focussing on the honour given to Christ the night of His birth, but also in prophecy. It shows that God’s purpose in the Incarnation is the salvation of His people. It concludes by showing us that the King of the Jews in the manger was to die as the King of the…

Becoming Obedient

We consider the fact that the Lord of creation had to become obedient in order to fulfil God’s saving purpose. The first Adam suffered death because of disobedience, the Last Adam suffered death because of obedience. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even…

He humbled Himself: Our Pattern

Building on words from a Christmas carol “For He is our childhood’s pattern” this message shows Christ as a living example of humility. Similarly, we see that Christ’s pattern for humility grows directly out of OT Scripture 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on…

He stooped to conquer

God has said that He will vindicate (display) His holiness, but that is not done a display of great power, but of essential humility. Jesus laid aside the glory of His Godhead in order to live and serve among the people He would serve. Being called to humility all Christians are to have the same…

Philippians 3

Philippians 3:1 English Standard Version (ESV) Righteousness Through Faith in Christ 3 Finally, my brothers,[a] rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you. Philippians 4:1 English Standard Version (ESV) 4 Therefore, my brothers,[a] whom I love and long for, my joy and…

Striving Together

I hope to show that the Christian life is always a battle; and that that battle, while it is a personal responsibility, is also a shared battle for the defence and furtherance of the Gospel rather than for personal glory and blessings. Philippians 1:27 English Standard Version (ESV) 27 Only let your manner of life…

Standing Firm

In this message, I want to show that as Christians our manner of life reflects on the Gospel. The Gospel is the greatest message this world will ever hear because it portrays the Lord of Glory. The great need within the church is a recognised and practised demonstration of Unity where Christians are at One…

Firm in the Lord

I am conscious of the pressures being faced by many in the congregation I, therefore, won’t see Paul as an example of using difficulty for good and showing pressures should bring out our love, knowing that our faith in the Lord is not in vain. Philippians 4:1 English Standard Version (ESV) 4 Therefore, my brothers,[a]…

Pressing on

Persevering isn’t easy so why should we press on, why should we persevere in the Christian life? In this passage Paul’s reasons are because: 1. God has called us to press on 2. We are warned there are enemies of the cross 3. Jesus is our hope