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Sermons on Philippians

To Die is Gain

This message uses 2 Cor 1 and Phil 1 to show that the Christian Life is essentially a shared life, given to us by God and lived in His presence. Here on earth, we have fellowship with God in Trinity, which is a foretaste of heaven. Philippians 1:21-23 English Standard Version 21 For to me…

Safe, but not finished

This message examines how Paul recognised that he was a work in progress. He recognised the difference that Christ had already made in his life, but had set his mind on pressing towards perfection, because of the security that he had in Christ. Philippians 3:12 English Standard Version Straining Toward the Goal 12 Not that…

How do I keep content?

Paul is writing to the Philippians from prison and yet he says he knows what it is to be content! For Paul, contentment is not found in circumstances, but it is always found in Jesus! Many people struggle today with feeling content and that is because it is based on our situation. In these verses…

Christ’s humility

Let us marvel once again at Christ’s humility in the incarnation. Philippians 2:1-11 English Standard Version (ESV) Christ’s Example of Humility 2 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the…

Salvation’s outworking

God has saved us through Jesus Christ, and is now working in us to transform us into the image of Christ. We must respond to his working and fully work out the implications of our salvation. Lights in the World 12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in…

Rich in Love

Constantly growing in love leads to fruitful living 9 And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. Philippians…

Being Thankful

Nurturing a thankfulness for others is vital for a flourishing life. Greeting 1 Paul and Timothy, servants[a] of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers[b] and deacons:[c] 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Thanksgiving and Prayer 3…

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…