Sermons on Philippians
On the first Sunday of the year Andrew spoke about ambition and contrasted selfish ambition with Godly ambition. He reminded us of the three times that Paul mentions his ambitions in his letters: to share the Gospel with those who haven’t heard it; to live to please Jesus; to live a life that points others towards God. Andrew starts by reading from Philippians…
On 3rd March we were delighted to welcome Dave Criddle from Gold Hill Church. Dave continued our study of the book of Philippians, speaking from chapter 3, verses 4 to 14. The theme was we shouldn’t define ourselves by what we have done, but rather by what Jesus has done for us.
On 17th February Andrew picked up on one of the points introduced by Chris last week, and asked how do we really commune with God?
Last Sunday Andrew spoke from Philippians 2 and asked the question “how do we actually work out our own salvation?” which Paul instructs us to do in verse 12. On 10th February, Chris Justice picked up the theme and spoke about what Jesus meant when he says “Follow me”.
On 3rd February Andrew started a new series which will take us through the next few months: “Becoming children of God”. The talk starts with a reading from Philippians 2 v5-16.
On Christmas Day Andrew spoke about the “earth-rise” which the crew of Apollo 8 had seen, 50 years ago this Christmas. He went onto talk about how God loved this world so much that he had sent his only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but shall have eternal life. Happy Christmas!
In this penultimate study of the letter to the Philippians, on the third Sunday in Advent, Andrew spoke about Jesus’ humility.
On the second Sunday in Advent we had a technical glitch with the recording. So here, by special request, are the sermon notes that Andrew preached from. Philippians 2.1-11 There are two big themes in this passage. First of all, Paul presents the magnificence of Jesus – the sheer wonder and magnitude of who he is and what he has done. And secondly, but just as…
On Advent Sunday, 2nd December, we started to look at the famous passage in Philippians Chapter 2 concerning Jesus. We shall be looking at this over the next four weeks as we look forward to celebrating the coming of Jesus.
On 25th November, Chris Justice spoke to us from Philippians 3:13 to 4:9. We saw how the well-known verse in Philippians 4: “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” can be applied to resolving the conflict which had arisen between two members of the church, Euodia and Syntyche.