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A Thank-You Letter From My Heart To Yours

A Thank You Letter From My Heart to Yours Philippians 1:3-6I wish to read these few verses from Paul's letter to the Philippians. A handful of words, really. But these words are nothing less than the Word of God: "I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my...

Heart Cry #7: You Can’t Lose!

Forgetting Is A Dangerous Thing Our Life Is What Our Thoughts Make It Two Syllables People Will Die For A Call To Drink, Steal, Lie, And Swear The Best Is Yet To Come The Power Of Principle Thinking You Can't Lose! Heart Cry: You Can't Lose! Philippians 4:10-20Paul's...

Heart Cry #6: The Power Of Principle Thinking

Forgetting Is A Dangerous Thing Our Life Is What Our Thoughts Make It Two Syllables People Will Die For A Call To Drink, Steal, Lie, And Swear The Best Is Yet To Come The Power Of Principle Thinking You Can't Lose! Heart Cry: The Power Of Principle Thinking...

Heart Cry #5: The Best Is Yet To Come

Forgetting Is A Dangerous Thing Our Life Is What Our Thoughts Make It Two Syllables People Will Die For A Call To Drink, Steal, Lie, And Swear The Best Is Yet To Come The Power Of Principle Thinking You Can't Lose! Heart Cry: The Best Is Yet To Come Philippians...

Heart Cry #4: A Call To Drink, Steal, Lie, And Swear

Forgetting Is A Dangerous Thing Our Life Is What Our Thoughts Make It Two Syllables People Will Die For A Call To Drink, Steal, Lie, And Swear The Best Is Yet To Come The Power Of Principle Thinking You Can't Lose! Heart Cry: A Call To Drink, Steal, Lie, And Swear...

Heart Cry #3: Two Syllables People Will Die For

Forgetting Is A Dangerous Thing Our Life Is What Our Thoughts Make It Two Syllables People Will Die For A Call To Drink, Steal, Lie, And Swear The Best Is Yet To Come The Power Of Principle Thinking You Can't Lose! Heart Cry: Two Syllables People Will Die For...

Heart Cry #2: Our Life Is What Our Thoughts Make It

Forgetting Is A Dangerous Thing Our Life Is What Our Thoughts Make It Two Syllables People Will Die For A Call To Drink, Steal, Lie, And Swear The Best Is Yet To Come The Power Of Principle Thinking You Can't Lose! Heart Cry: Our Life Is What Our Thoughts Make It...

Heart Cry #1: Forgetting Is A Dangerous Thing

Forgetting Is A Dangerous Thing Our Life Is What Our Thoughts Make It Two Syllables People Will Die For A Call To Drink, Steal, Lie, And Swear The Best Is Yet To Come The Power Of Principle Thinking You Can't Lose! Heart Cry: Forgetting Is A Dangerous Thing...

Live Like Who And What You Are!

Live Like Who And What You Are! Philippians 1:12-21Back during the days of the French monarchy, the children of the royal family were always taught by hired tutors. Now given those circumstances, you can imagine that sometimes it was quite difficult for those tutors...

You Can’t Lose

You Can't Lose Philippians 4:10-20His name was Cyprian. He is one of my great heroes in the faith. He was born in Carthage in North Africa... not converted until he was middle aged... lived so faithfully then that ultimately he was elected Bishop of Carthage......

A Song Of Faith In A Sermon Of Grace

A Song Of Faith In A Sermon Of Grace Philippians 2:5-11 A song of faith in a sermon of grace. Frances Ridley Havergal was born in 1836 in Worcestershire, England, and she was reared in a minister’s home. She had one goal in life and that was to be a true servant of...

Citius! Altius! Fortius!

Citius! Altius! Fortius! Philippians 3:12-14 The title of today’s sermon is “Citius! Altius! Fortius!” The three Latin words are actually the motto of the Olympic Games: “citius, altius, fortius—faster, higher, stronger.” Since we are now immersed in all the glory and...

From My Heart to Yours: Postscript To A Pastorate

From My Heart to Yours: Postscript To A Pastorate Philippians 1:3-11Personal word, please. Yesterday, we had a wedding here. And as Trish and I returned back to our home from that wedding, we discovered, to our overwhelming emotion, that the children and the young...

Philippians: The Hardest Goal to Achieve

Philippians: The Hardest Goal To Achieve Philippians 4:8-10I have to confess to you that of all the words written by the great Apostle Paul, the words which are the most difficult for me to grasp are these words: “I have learned to be content with whatever I have.”...

Sometimes Things Are Not What They Seem

Sometimes Things Are Not What They Seem Philippians 4:10-13 Sometimes in life things are not what they seem. Perhaps you have had the experience—I know I have. Sometimes we think we have accomplished some great victory or achieved some great goal and then it turns out...

ICTC

ICTC Philippians 4:10-13I came across a little piece entitled “Out of the Mouths of Babes,” a collection of humorous insights into the faith from the lips of children. Here is a sampling from that collection: Bouncing out of her first day in the nursery class at Mt....

What’s Worth Living For And Dying For?

What's Worth Living For And Dying For? Philippians 2:1-11Songs of faith. Sermons of grace.Here’s my Scripture in a verse: “God has highly exalted Jesus and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name; that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow.” Here is my...

Downward Mobility

Downward Mobility Matthew 3:13-17; Philippians"Upward mobility" is one of the catch phrases of our day. However, I must be quick to remind you that in the Bible there is a lot more downward mobility than there is upward mobility. Little wonder. Do you realize that...

The Gospel: Cheerful Tidings Or Tearful Chidings?

The Gospel: Cheerful Tidings Or Tearful Chidings? Philippians 4:4-7Well, I'm back from my vacation, and boy, am I ever glad!"Well, I'm back from my vacation, and boy, am I ever glad!" You see my wife, Trisha, now more or less lovingly and laughingly refers to our...

Homeward Bound #8: Facing Death Unafraid

Life Is Forever! Reflections On The Resurrection The Promise Of The Pearl Someday Our Prince Will Come Take Me Home To My Mother You Can't Take The Sheep From The Shepherd! Life Is Uncertain, So Eat Dessert First! Facing Death Unafraid Finishing What We Start Moments...

Homeward Bound #7: Life Is Uncertain, So Eat Dessert First!

Life Is Forever! Reflections On The Resurrection The Promise Of The Pearl Someday Our Prince Will Come Take Me Home To My Mother You Can't Take The Sheep From The Shepherd! Life Is Uncertain, So Eat Dessert First! Facing Death Unafraid Finishing What We Start Moments...

Being Loyal To The Royal In Us

Being Loyal To The Royal In Us Philippians 1:12-21During the days of the French monarchy, the children of the royal family were taught by employed tutors. Given the circumstances, sometimes it was difficult for those tutors to enforce discipline with those royal...

How To Bend Without Breaking In Life

How To Bend Without Breaking In Life Philippians 4:10-13True story. You'll love it. It's a riot! It actually happened in Hershey, Pennsylvania. A rather well-to-do older woman, driving a big Mercedes, had been circling through a crowded mall parking lot, waiting for a...

When Victory Is Defeat And Defeat, Victory

When Victory Is Defeat And Defeat, Victory Philippians 4:10-13Sometimes in life, things may not be what they seem. Sometimes what seems to be a victory is, in fact, a defeat. And what seems to be a defeat, turns out to be a victory. Let's consider that together… Grant...

Jesus Is Always Able

Jesus Is Always Able Philippians 3:17-21I would like to talk with you for a few minutes about Jesus. What I would say of Him today can be reduced to four words: Jesus is always able. In my ministry, it has been my privilege to know some great Christian saints—people...

The Power Of… #2: The Power Of The Master’s Name

The Power of Spiritual Adrenaline The Power of the Master's Name The Power Of Your Influence And The Influence Of Your Power The Power Of The Master's Name Philippians 2:5-11"What's in a name?" Shakespeare asked that question and then answered it—and his answer...

Make The A.A. Prayer Your Own

Make The A.A. Prayer Your Own Philippians 4:10-20I get by with a little help from my friends...and, happily for me, over the years a number of those friends have been recovered alcoholics. I think of a dentist in my first pastorate who told me how he had lost...

The Greatest Thing About Christmas

The Greatest Thing About Christmas Philippians 2:3-11It has been said that the three earliest Christmas carols were these: first, the magnificat, the song of Mary after she had been told by the angel Gabriel that she was to bear the Son of God; second, the Gloria In...

Is Life Worth Living?

Is Life Worth Living? Philippians 1:12-26Is life worth living? Or to make it more personal: Is your life worth living? An astounding number of people today are answering that question, "No." Dr. Henry Pitney Van Dusen, a prominent figure in the 20th century church,...

The Power Of… #1: The Power Of Spiritual Adrenaline

The Power of Spiritual Adrenaline The Power of the Master's Name The Power Of Your Influence And The Influence Of Your Power The Power Of Spiritual Adrenaline Philippians 4:4-13Paul's letter to the Philippians is filled with perfectly beautiful passages, but the...

How To Conquer Loneliness

How To Conquer Loneliness Philippians 1:3-11The story appeared in the newspaper not long ago… A young airplane mechanic in New York wanted to get away from it all, so he stole a private plane, took it out on the runway, gradually boosted the speed in order to take...

Call Him By His Name #2: Betting Your Life On Jesus Christ

Wonderful Counselor: Here Comes The Son! Mighty God: Betting Your Life On Jesus Christ Everlasting Father: Starlight In A Star-Crossed World The Promise Of The Angels Prince of Peace: This Shall Be A Sign Wonderful Counselor: God Can Make Something Great Out Of You...