Sermons from Jul 2020

11 Paul’s Son and Paul’s Brother

Philippians 2 v 19 – 30 Paul’s letter to the Philippians is very personal. One of his motives is in verse 28 – so that he may be less anxious – an acknowledgement that the Apostle was also anxious, but for the Lord’s people. Paul’s son and Paul’s brother both had the mind of Christ.…

10 Working out what God is working in us

Philippians 2 v 12 – 18 The Apostle is stirring up (exhorting) believers to higher things. Through Paul’s writings he relates Doctrine with Duty, Creed with Character and Faith with Life. To him these things are inseparable. And so, after imploring us to have the Mind of Christ follows with this exhortation to earnestly work…

09 The Mind of Christ

Philippians 2 v 5 – 11 This is one of the most sublime portions of Scripture in all of God’s Word. We live in a world in need of consolation. People need to be comforted.The consolation that we have in Christ is part of the foundation of the unity that produces joy that we looked…

08 The Prophet’s Comprehension, Cry and Contrition

Habakkuk 3 v 1 – 2 First prayer – Habakkuk’s lament about Judah’s unrighteousness and coldheartedness.Second prayer – Habakkuk’s lament because God used the Chaldeans to afflict Judah, taking them into captivity for seventy years (two generations).Third prayer – Habakkuk reveals through this prayer what the Lord has revealed to him. God told him in…

08 The Christian Unity that Produces Joy

Philippians 2 v 1-4 Division is the greatest destroyer of joy (cf Mark 3:24-25). Paul is giving a whole series of exhortations with regards to how to live the Christian life, not only as individuals, but also together as the Lord’s people.We see the divisions among Evangelicals. People have lost count of how many groupings…