Jun 16, 2024
Sermon: The Heavenward Prize
Philippians 3: The pursuit of glory is wrapped up in the pattern that Jesus brought - the cross and resurrection. To live in this pattern serves as a guiding light to the world. As Paul reflects the glory of Christ, he shines like a star in the heavens, holding forth the word of life. As other Christians live in that way, so do they. Living this way points all to the higher glory of Christ, where life is found.
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  • Jun 16, 2024Sermon: The Heavenward Prize
    Jun 16, 2024
    Sermon: The Heavenward Prize
    Philippians 3: The pursuit of glory is wrapped up in the pattern that Jesus brought - the cross and resurrection. To live in this pattern serves as a guiding light to the world. As Paul reflects the glory of Christ, he shines like a star in the heavens, holding forth the word of life. As other Christians live in that way, so do they. Living this way points all to the higher glory of Christ, where life is found.
  • Jun 9, 2024Sermon: Seek His Presence
    Jun 9, 2024
    Sermon: Seek His Presence
    Psalm 116: In moments of trial and struggle, our best turn is to the Lord to return to rest. He is the soother of souls, the one who guides us to hope in the midst of trial.
  • Jun 2, 2024Sermon: Shining Like Stars – Part VII
    Jun 2, 2024
    Sermon: Shining Like Stars – Part VII
    Philippians 2.12-19: Today we look at what Paul means by 'working out your salvation with fear and trembling.' We are called to remember the glory of Christ on the throne and have our focus on him with proper reverence to the holy in order to be able to live out our purpose, to shine like stars.
  • May 26, 2024Sermon: Shining Like Stars – Part VI
    May 26, 2024
    Sermon: Shining Like Stars – Part VI
    Philippians 2.12-19: We consider the idea of 'shining like stars' and what that means in the broad context of Scripture. What does it mean that shining like stars is a status filled with high purpose?
  • May 19, 2024Sermon: Shining Like Stars – Part V
    May 19, 2024
    Sermon: Shining Like Stars – Part V
    Philippians 2.12-19: By understanding Paul's playing off of Deuteronomy, we see the great confidence Paul has because of the coming of Christ. Moses had little confidence in the people, but Paul speaks of great confidence because of Christ and the coming of the Spirit. In Christ, we live in a completely different age and strength. It calls us to live confidently as we stay connected to the Word.
  • May 12, 2024Sermon: Shining Like Stars – Part IV
    May 12, 2024
    Sermon: Shining Like Stars – Part IV
    Deuteronomy 32: As we continue to explore Paul's message in Philippians 2, we look back at one of the main sources he seems to be utilizing, the ideas of Deuteronomy 32. It is fascinating what we find.
  • May 5, 2024Sermon: Shining Like Stars – Part III
    May 5, 2024
    Sermon: Shining Like Stars – Part III
    Philippians 2.9-11: Jesus is said to be the name above all names. What does this mean? And how does this begin to connect us to the idea of shining like stars? We'll explore this and how Paul is tying into the idea of God's name from the book of Deuteronomy and how Jesus changed his whole outlook on life.
  • Apr 28, 2024Sermon: He Gives More Grace
    Apr 28, 2024
    Sermon: He Gives More Grace
    James 4.6-10: Scott Johnson, director of the Seward Seafarers' Mission came to lead us in God's word and give report on the ministry. God gives more grace as challenges mount. Our call is to recognize the grace he gives, revel in it, and stay committed to his voice as he leads us through life even with challenges and hardships.
  • Apr 21, 2024Sermon: Shining Like Stars – Part 2
    Apr 21, 2024
    Sermon: Shining Like Stars – Part 2
    Philippians 2.1-11: To know what it means to shine like stars, we first need to understand the glory of the light of Christ. For we follow from him. In ch. 2, Paul wants to highlight Christ's glory in his obedience to the Father, a willingness to give of himself in full obedience and not seek for himself glory. This is his glory, the cross, giving of himself, thinking of others before himself. This is our source of life.
  • Apr 14, 2024Sermon: Shine Like Stars – Part 1
    Apr 14, 2024
    Sermon: Shine Like Stars – Part 1
    Philippians 2.12-18: We begin a look at Paul's teaching in Philippians 2.12-18, which gives insight into the resurrection life of the Christian. In this opening part, we look at the connections of Paul's writing with background in the end of Deuteronomy, which focuses on Moses' final days and words. By making this connection, it will help us move forward to grasp better what Paul is talking about to the Philippian Christians.