Sermons from April 2023

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Joy No Matter What: Keys to Joy-Full Relationships

Philippians 1:1-11. Paul talks a lot about relationships. If you want to be happy that’s important because it is impossible to be happy while your relationships are unhappy. The first eleven verses of Philippians are about healthy relationships. Paul makes four statements that are descriptive of his relationship with the people of Philippi. They are […]

Joy No Matter What: Against All Odds


4/23 Joy No Matter What: Against All Odds.  Philippians 1:8; Acts 16:13-40. In Acts we are introduced to the Church at Phillipi’s first members and their dramatic conversions. This is the broader context out of which Paul’s letter to the Philippians was written.  God used Paul to give birth to this body of believers. He watched it […]

Joy No Matter What: Strange Beginnings


(Live on Sundays at 10 AM on YouTube and Facebook) Acts 16:13-40;  In this first installment in our series on Philippians we’re going to look at the church Paul planted in Philippi. It’s the only Church he wrote to that he wasn’t dealing with a problem or trying to correct or modify behavior. In this letter we […]

(Easter) Seven Last Words of Jesus; Victory.


(Live on Sundays at 10 AM on YouTube and Facebook)  John 19:30. When he had received the drink, Jesus said, ‘It is finished!’” Jesus had one goal on earth,“…My food is to do what God wants!  He is the one who sent me, and I must finish the work that he gave me to do.” John 4:34. When Jesus said “It is […]

 (Palm Sunday) Seven Last Words of Jesus; Humanity. 


John 19:28-29. “After this, Jesus knew that everything had been completed. So that the Scripture would come true, he said, ‘I am thirsty.’   There was a jar full of vinegar there, so the soldiers soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a branch of a hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ mouth.”  Why did […]