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Nov 23
2014

To Live Is Christ, To Die Is Gain

Media, Philippians, Sermons | by Pastor Adam Sinnett

Philippians

Today, in Philippians 1:12-26, we see the great over-arching truth that ties the entire letter together. In many ways this section is a bit like a journal entry in which Paul pulls back the curtain of his heart and reveals his greatest treasure, deepest hope, and highest good – his very life. If we’re paying attention, this should cause some healthy, personal evaluation on our part. What are we living for? If we pull back the curtain over our hearts, what is it that we are really after in this life? What is our greatest treasure?

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Nov 16
2014

Gospel-shaped Thanksgiving and Prayer

Media, Philippians, Sermons | by Pastor Adam Sinnett

Philippians

Life is often complicated, messy, and unpredictable. Brokenness has been a part of the human landscape from the beginning. In Philippians 1:3-11 Paul demonstrates an attitude rich with gospel-shaped thanksgiving and prayer for the church during the worst of personal circumstances. He reminds us again and again that we don't merely need new circumstances but a durable hope and joy that reaches beyond our situation. Cultivating a heart that is joyful requires continual reflection and application of the gospel, commitment to those partnering in the Christian walk, finding comfort in God's persevering grace, and abounding in love and excellence for the glory of God.

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Nov 9
2014

Saints, Servants, and Shepherds

Media, Philippians, Sermons | by Pastor Adam Sinnett

Philippians

If there was ever a letter written to stir Jesus’ people to joy, hope and confidence – even amidst the worst of circumstances – it is Philippians. Paul writes to show us that the gospel, and all of its implications, not only transcends human divisions but also our circumstances. That is what makes this letter a favorite for many. Yet, at the very same time, Paul’s words here are deeply challenging. How is it possible for Paul to be so positive amidst such dire circumstances? How is it possible for him to write with such warmth, joy and sincerity from prison? Is he being real? What does he have that we, too often, don’t seem to have? We get an answer to that in the first two lines of his letter.

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Nov 2
2014

A Church is Planted in Philippi

Media, Philippians, Sermons | by Pastor Adam Sinnett

Philippians

The first week of our series in Philippians, we go back to Acts 16:11-34 and look at the beginnings of the church that Paul will later express great affection for. The church in Philippi began with a few significant interactions between Paul and three very different people. Through the stories of Lydia, the wealthy seller of purple goods, a demonized slave girl, and an average Roman jailer, we see that the church then and now is built of people such as ourselves that are centered on the person and work of Jesus.

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