#1: The Revelation of Jesus Christ[Sermon]

Join Dave as he opens our Revelation series looking at Revelation 1:1-3.

Daily Bites Of God’s Word on 2 Corinthians 12:9

In part two of Daily Bites of God’s Word Andy discusses 2nd Corinthians 12:9 and helps us understand what this passage means and it's importance.

8 Bible Reading Habits to Establish as a Young Person

Start Now to Form Good Habits There were years when I didn’t read my Bible at all. Sometimes, I would do it on and off, a few days then stop, a few weeks then stop. Other times I would do it legalistically, thinking that I had to read a certain number of verses every...

The Meaning and Purpose of the Blessing of God

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, "What does it mean to bless God?” What you’ll hear in this episode The Lord Alone Is Deserving of Worship. Examples of How the Bible Speaks of Blessing. Benediction and Doxology. Blessing Is Linked to Creation,...

Faithful Unto Death

The book of Revelation begins with letters to seven churches in Asia. In many of these letters, we see an encouragement from the Lord to continue to be faithful even through persecution. In fact, Jesus tells the church in Smyrna, “Do not fear what you are about to...

Practice Hospitality, Especially during COVID-19

Important Truths to Remember Recently, after COVID-19 was declared a rapidly spreading pandemic ravaging every nation on earth, the President declared the US in a state of emergency, public schools shut down interminably, colleges abruptly released their students for...

Philippians

Five Reasons You Should Preach through Philippians

It’s difficult to exaggerate the value of affirming the Spirit’s work in a person through the gospel. This kind of biblical encouragement goes a long way toward moving fellow believers forward as they grow in Christlikeness. If done right, biblical exposition should...

Being in Christ

Philippians 4:21–23, "21 Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me greet you. 22 All the saints greet you, especially those of Caesar's household. 23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit." Having thanked the Philippians for...

Supply and Demand in God’s Economy

Philippians 4:18-20, “I have received full payment, and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God. And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches...

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...