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The Riches of His Glory (Philippians 4:10-23)

Sermon from Sunday, November 10th

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The Scandal of the Christ (Philippians 2:1-11)

Here it is: audio podcasting for the first time! Hope you enjoy The Scandal of the Christ (a sermon on Philippians 2:1-11). I took the specific slant of the scandal because I took another angle (the ethics and “mindset”) in a previous … Continue reading

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To Live is Christ (Philippians 1:20-30)

I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. 21 For to me, to live is Christ and … Continue reading

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Rattling Chains (Philippians 1:12-19)

12 I want you to know, beloved, that what has happened to me has actually helped to spread the gospel, 13 so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to everyone else that my imprisonment is for Christ; 14 and most of the … Continue reading

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He Who Began a Good Work: Philippians 1:1-11

We all too often just skim the introductions to the Epistles. Yeah, yeah, greetings and salutations. Ho hum. When do we get to the good stuff? But in Paul’s letters the introductions ought never be overlooked. They introduce the key … Continue reading

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“Do this in Remembrance”: An Invite to the Table

Before the actual post begins, I need to give thanks for the great help which I received on this from Joel Burdeaux (Pastor of New Life Community Church in Farmington, Maine) and Alastair Roberts (a student in Durham, England). These … Continue reading

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Imitators of God: Slow to Anger

**This entire series has be very much indebted to the fabulous book by Michael Knowles, The Unfolding Mystery of the Divine Name. This final part also owes much to Zack Hunt and his post “An Angry God Vs. A God Who Gets Angry”. While … Continue reading

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Imitators of God: Forgiving Iniquity, Transgression, and Sin

God told Moses he is “YHWH, the gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger, abundant in hesed and faithfulness.” He “keeps hesed to the thousands, forgiving iniquity, transgression and sin” (Exodus 34:6-7a). If we are to be imitators of God … Continue reading

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Imitators of God: Abundant in Steadfast Love and Faithfulness

Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. 5 For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call on you. 6 Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; … Continue reading

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Imitators of God: Gracious & Compassionate

“YHWH, YHWH, the gracious and compassionate God” (Exodus 34:6) 32 “If you love only those who love you, why should you get credit for that? Even sinners love those who love them! 33 And if you do good only to … Continue reading

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