Posts with the tag “the-joyful-life”
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...
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...
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...
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...
Keep On Running
October 1st, 2023
Philippians 3:12-16Athletic awards, achievements, and records continue to accumulate through history. Last Sunday, for instance, Tigst Assefa, a female runner from Ethiopia, smashed the women’s world ...
Christ is My Trophy
September 24th, 2023
Philippians 3:7-11A man named Michael owned a gas station and car wash. Through this business, after paying all necessary expenses and taxes, he was able to earn around $150,000 a year. Sadly, he pass...
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, ...
Camaraderie in Ministry
September 3rd, 2023
Philippians 2:19-24Camaraderie. The fictional world portrays camaraderie through iconic duos such as: (1) Mario and Luigi, (2) Batman and Robin, (3) Phineas and Ferb, (4) Han Solo and Chewbacca, (4) C...
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 ...
It's Your Turn
August 7th, 2023
Philippians 2:12-13Two Sundays ago, we were reminded of the importance of being humble towards one another, placing the needs and priorities of others over our own. Paul told the church members at Phi...
July 23rd, 2023
Philippians 2:1-11Today we move from the first to the second chapter in Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi. In his letter, he is teaching the believers of this church how to experience regular, c...
Fearless and United
July 9th, 2023
Philippians 1:27-30Are you brand loyal? My father’s father, Grandpa Overmiller, was a brand-loyal kid of guy. He always purchases Mercury cars, ate dried rice cakes from Quaker Oats, and wore white Ma...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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,...
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 ...