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Christmas from GOD’S Point of View

Tuesday, December 25th, 2018

It is worth observing that God emphasizes elements of Jesus’ coming that we often do not during this season. God also does not emphasize many things that we do emphasize. In this passage, Philippians 2:1-11, we see that God highlights Jesus’ humble sacrifice, death, and ultimate exaltation and mandate of worship, not his infancy. Regarding Jesus’ coming at “Christmas,” what do you emphasize?

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How Do I Stay Calm in Life’s Storms? (Philippians 4:4)

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

“Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, Rejoice!” Paul commands us, twice, to REJOICE. How can this be? We see in this study that we can rejoice, in any circumstance, by understanding the truth about God, identifying ineffective “anchors” to hold onto, and by focusing on eternal unmovables – anchors that hold. Life’s storms require God’s anchors.

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God’s Leaders in the Church: The LEADING Functions of a Pastor

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
God’s Leaders in the Church: The LEADING Functions of a Pastor
From our summer study of “God’s Leaders in the Church,” we looked at two areas of pastoral responsibility: leading and feeding. In this study, we examine 15 biblical leading responsibilities assigned to pastors.

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The Heavenly Christmas Account (Philippians 2:1-11)

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Continuing to depart from the typical “Christmas passages,” we take a look at Philippians 2:1-11. This passage records the coming of the Lord Jesus, not in terms of shepherds, angels, and a manger, but from the standpoint of His stepping down from His privileges as God the Son. He sets aside His glory, humbles Himself, and takes on the form of a man, ultimately dying a horrible death for the sin of mankind. And all of this applies to US!

How Do I Stay Calm in Life’s Storms? (Phil 4:4)

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

What do you hold on to in life? What do you focus upon and give yourself to?

Rejoicing in the Lord always makes all the difference! We share a handful of ineffective anchors, and we give you four eternal “unmoveables” – things that we are to focus upon as we live for God.

The Christian’s Anchor: How Do I Weather Life’s Storms?

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

What do you hold on to when life gets tough? We have many “anchors” that we try to grab onto, but they all fail. We should rejoice in the Lord always, and here’s why.

Our Calling in Challenging Times (Phil 2:14-16)

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

We as followers of Jesus are not promised “easy.” In fact, we are called to shine as lights in this dark generation. Going will be tough, and tough is to be expected, as we seek to make God known in our world.