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Saints in Need of Grace
November 27th, 2023
Philippians 4:21-23Today we arrive at the twenty-first sermon of this series called “The Joyful Life,” having examined nearly the entire letter Paul wrote to the church at Philippi. As you may know by...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Giving with God in Mind
November 12th, 2023
Philippians 4:14-20“Alfred Nobel dropped the newspaper and put his head in his hands. It was 1888. Nobel was a Swedish chemist who made his fortune inventing and producing dynamite. His brother Ludvig...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Always Content
November 5th, 2023
Philippians 4:10-13Who would like to make $1 million per year? The average MLB player’s salary today is $4.9 million per year, and the average NBA player’s salary is $9.7 million. That’s a lot of mone...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Think Right, Do Right
October 22nd, 2023
During the COVID pandemic, Charlie Mackesy – a British artist and author – wrote and illustrated a bestselling book called “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse.” The book is filled with heartwar...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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The Peace of God
October 15th, 2023
Philippians 4:1-7At Buckingham Palace in London, the King’s Guard sentries remain posted, also fulfilling duties at other key British events and sites. Famous for their tall, bear-skinned hats, red tu...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Beware of Your Credentials
September 17th, 2023
Philippians 3:1-6In the academic and professional world, we’re told to put our best foot forward and make a positive impression when we apply for a program or position. Sometimes we prepare a resume, ...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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The Litmus Test of Humility
August 27th, 2023
Philippians 2:14-18Do any students or teachers know what a litmus test is? In the most specific sense, a litmus test is a chemical process that reveals the degree of acidity or alkalinity of a liquid ...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Gospel Manners
June 4th, 2023
Philippians 1:15-18Our culture consumes sarcasm, witty comebacks, name-calling, and verbal putdowns like an undisciplined child consumes candy and soda. We find ourselves strangely drawn towards this ...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Why Things Happen
May 28th, 2023
Philippians 1:12-14Members of the armed forces, whether soldiers or veterans, understand a concept called “military (or tactical) advantage.” When applied, this concept enables soldiers to assess the ...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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A Prayer for Our Church
May 21st, 2023
Philippians 1:9-11In the year 2000, twelve jurors in Kentucky used an unconventional method to decide the verdict for Phillip Givens, who had been accused of killing his girlfriend. Of the twelve juro...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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A Divine Partnership
May 14th, 2023
Philippians 1:3-8What is anxiety? It is a whole-person response to stressful information and experiences, whether real or imagined. It manifests itself through fearful emotions, apprehensive thoughts,...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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A Big Hello from Prison
May 7th, 2023
Philippians 1:1-2Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, a variety of research raised awareness of a dramatic rise in anxiety in the U.S., which was only heightened by the national COVID ordeal. This problem ...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Sent by the Resurrected Christ
April 16th, 2023
You know the feeling. For one reason or another, you are speaking in public tomorrow and you’re afraid.Maybe you have a class presentation at your school or you have some lines to recite in the school...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Let Go and Go Tell
April 9th, 2023
It’s hard to let go of those you love. Yet doing this is a regular experience of life. We let go of our family, friends, neighbors, classmates, cultures, homes, and familiar surroundings when we move ...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller

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