#2: A Revelation Character Sketch[Sermon]

Join Dave as he opens our Revelation series looking at Revelation 1:4-5.

A Life of Gratitude

Colossians 1:11-12, "11 being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light." The Christian life is a...

Daily Bites Of God’s Word On 1 Corinthians 15:10

In part third of Daily Bites of God’s Word Andy discusses 1 Corinthians 15:10 and helps us understand what this passage means and it’s importance.

The Meaning and Purpose of the Love of God

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, "What is God’s love?” What you’ll hear in this episode God's Love and the Christian’s Faith. God's Love: His Discipline. God's Love: Jealousy. The Love of God and the Christian’s Security. Subscribing, sharing,...

Proper Christian Growth

Colossians 1:9-10, "9 And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him:...

The Preciousness of Time – Jonathan Edwards (1734)

Time is a precious commodity that must be treasured.  Such is the argument in Jonathan Edward’s piece entitled, The Preciousness of Time and the Importance of Redeeming It. The subject of time was no stranger to Edwards.  He thought about the “improvement” of time...

Philippians

Partnership in Ministry

Philippians 4:14-17, "Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble. And you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only. Even in Thessalonica...

Strength in Christ

Philippians 4:13, “ I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Stoicism was one of the major philosophical systems that confronted Christians in the ancient world. Followers of Stoic principles believed that there was little they could do about the...

Paul’s Unusual Thank You Letter

Philippians 4:10-13,  “I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me.  You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity.  Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be...

Discerning the Good

Philippians 4:8–9, “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just,...

The Righteousness of God by Faith

The Righteousness of God by Faith

Philippians 3:7–9, "7 But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. 8 Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as...

Paul’s Former Confidence

Paul’s Former Confidence

Philippians 3:4–6, "4 though I myself have reason for confidence in the flesh also. If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more: 5 circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews;...

The Threat of Legalism

The Threat of Legalism

Philippians 3:2-3, “Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh. For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh.” False teaching steals joy because...

Rejoice in the Lord

Rejoice in the Lord

Philippians 3:1, “Further, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you.” “I choose joy.” My friend spoke these words through tears as she relayed the story of her husband...

Honoring Christ’s Servants

Honoring Christ’s Servants

Philippians 2:29–30, "29 So receive him in the Lord with all joy, and honor such men, 30 for he nearly died for the work of Christ, risking his life to complete what was lacking in your service to me." Epaphroditus, whose work we read about in Philippians 2:25–30, was...

The Severity of Epaphroditus’ Illness

The Severity of Epaphroditus’ Illness

Philippians 2:27–28, "27 Indeed he was ill, near to death. But God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. 28 I am the more eager to send him, therefore, that you may rejoice at seeing him again, and that I may be...

The Return of Epaphroditus

The Return of Epaphroditus

Philippians 2:25–26, "25 I have thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, and your messenger and minister to my need, 26 for he has been longing for you all and has been distressed because you heard that he was...

The Proven Worth of Timothy

The Proven Worth of Timothy

Philippians 2:21–24, "21 For they all seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. 22 But you know Timothy's proven worth, how as a son with a father he has served with me in the gospel. 23 I hope therefore to send him just as soon as I see how it will go with...

Paul’s Commendation of Timothy

Paul’s Commendation of Timothy

Philippians 2:19–20, "19 I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I too may be cheered by news of you. 20 For I have no one like him, who will be genuinely concerned for your welfare." We often think of Paul’s epistles as weighty theological...

Paul’s Love for His Audience

Paul’s Love for His Audience

Philippians 2:17–18, "17 Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all. 18 Likewise you also should be glad and rejoice with me." In calling the Philippians to “hold fast to the word...

Clinging to the Truth

Clinging to the Truth

Philippians 2:16, “holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.” Theologians have long recognized that when Scripture speaks of the Christian life and sanctification, the imperative (what we...

A Snapshot of the Trajectory of the Christian Life

A Snapshot of the Trajectory of the Christian Life

Philippians 2:14–15, "Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world." Up to this point, Paul uses his...