St Paul’s concern about what people are thinking about hold true, very true, to this day, this age, and this place. What is controlling our thoughts? Who is directing and prioritizing your mind? Pastor Frison shares his thought on St Paul’s words from his letter to the Phillipians.
There’s a quote attributed to Winston Churchill: “If you’re going through hell, don’t stop. Keep going.” While this quote might not be exactly Biblical, Pastor Jeff’s sermon suggests that believers should do somewhat the same when, not if, we experience trials, or testing, or hard times, or suffering. The Bible teaches that we should expect difficult times, and face them with God’s help, with the help of other believers, and with the confidence that God is in control of all that we have to face.
Do you have a goal? What is it? With the coronavirus situation, there are a lot of goals being talked about. “Let’s get a vaccine. We need to test everyone with symptoms. We need to get the economy re-started.” Martin takes a look at goals as well as Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and then challenges the congregation about their goals.
The sermon title is a good question, don’t you think? People make all kinds of claims about what they have done, how wonderful they are, and to what group they belong. So how do we know who real Christian is? How do we know we are true Christians if we claim we are? Is it possible do be self-deluded? Jim Scullion suggests the answer can be found in St Paul’s letter to the Philippines chapter 3.
What does it mean for us to live “Worthy of the Gospel”? Pastor Jim addresses this very issue.
January is often full of ‘Resolutions’, except they don’t usually ‘stick’. St Paul has a suggestion for us- as Pastor Mike explains: Forget the past; instead, focus your attention and energy on that God has for you in the future.
Always a pleasure to have Pastor Jeff in our pulpit. This week he address the issue that we are not self-sufficient in ourselves.
Good intentions. Hard to argue with them. Yet, if those intentions never result in actions or change? Pastor Jeff believes that St Paul would have Christians experience some discontent with exactly that: that our intentions in any number of good things never actually come to reality.