Sermons on Philippians
Giving thanks takes effort; effort that is needed to replace our natural tendency to complain with the spiritual tendency to give thanks.
The Christian life is intended to be a focused life. If we desire to live a focused life we must determine to begin living a life that is characterized by service. Our example, Jesus, stated that this was the lifestyle that he chose…
A life out of focus is a life that is without meaning and purpose. When the people in a church are not focused, the church will also be out of focus. This is the fourth message in this series on how to have a focused life; this week looks at the necessity for followers of Jesus to be joyful!
What if our spiritual health, to some degree, depended on what we thought about? Would you seek to change your thoughts?
A dead faith can still appear to be very religious. The problem is that we were never called to be religious, we have been called to be faithful.
Getting better at something almost always requires practice–effort–work. When Paul tells the church at Philippi that they must “work out their salvation” this is what Paul is saying. We have to put effort into our spiritual growth.
We exercise to keep our bodies healthy. We even use brain exercises to keep our minds healthy. So, why don’t we exercise our spiritual lives? Perhaps we don’t have the right attitude…
One thing we know to be true is this, we will do that which is important to us. Setting priorities in your life is a sure way to make sure that things will get done. So, what are your spiritual priorities?
Spiritual growth is essential to ongoing spiritual health. Sine a church’s health depends on the health of the people in the church, we must strive to become a people who seek spiritual growth. Such growth only happens when we ensure that we are properly seeking the keys to growth. The first of these keys is understanding the partnerships that we are a part of…
Believer, follower, or disciple; how we describe ourselves is important. The right answer seems to be that we are to be all of these; with the goal of becoming mature. That’s right, we are called to grow up, spiritually speaking, into mature believers, followers, and disciples so that we can work toward accomplishing the mission we are called to be engaged with–making disciples.