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The Church At Philippi: Pursuing Joy

Paul loved the church in Philippi, and referred to them as his “joy and crown” (Phil 4:1). You can read about the founding of the church in Philippi in Acts 16. In his letter to the Philippians, Paul addresses a large part of what it means to live as a Christian in a world that does not value your faith. While commending the generosity and loyalty of the Christians at Philippi he also urges them to consider what truly motivates their thinking and to pursue joy. While all kinds of things seek to cause division Paul urges his readers to pursue unity and remember their treasured position as citizens of heaven. The concept of joy is seen throughout the letter and Paul presses his readers to consider where joy is to be found. It is not to be found in the accumulation of possessions, position or prestige; it is not controlled by circumstances or diminished by struggles or difficulties. Paul says joy comes from knowing and growing in our relationship with Jesus Christ. Paul writes this letter from jail and yet rejoices because of his opportunity to share the good news of Jesus as one who is in union with Christ and communing with him continually. This letter covers a wide range of things we need to know as we seek to follow Jesus like: friendship, finances, doctrine, mission, unity, and the centrality of Christ.

February 18, 2018

Gospel Friends

Speaker: Dennis Hermerding Series: The Church At Philippi: Pursuing Joy Passage: Philippians 2:19–2:30

February 11, 2018

Gospel Obedience

Speaker: Chris Miller Series: The Church At Philippi: Pursuing Joy Passage: Philippians 2:18–2:30

February 4, 2018

Gospel Unity

Speaker: Dennis Hermerding Series: The Church At Philippi: Pursuing Joy Passage: Philippians 2:1–2:11

January 28, 2018

I Will Rejoice

Speaker: Chris Miller Series: The Church At Philippi: Pursuing Joy Passage: Philippians 1:18b–1:30

January 21, 2018

Gospel Advancement

Speaker: Dennis Hermerding Series: The Church At Philippi: Pursuing Joy Passage: Philippians 1:12–1:18a

January 14, 2018

Gospel Prayer

Speaker: Dennis Hermerding Series: The Church At Philippi: Pursuing Joy Passage: Philippians 1:9–1:11

January 7, 2018

Gospel Partners

Speaker: Dennis Hermerding Series: The Church At Philippi: Pursuing Joy Passage: Philippians 1:1–1:8

February 19, 2017

Stories: Grace Story

Speaker: Dennis Hermerding Series: STORIES: Sharing Your Faith Journey With Others Passage: Ephesians 2:1–2:10

February 12, 2017

Stories: Illumination Story

Speaker: Dennis Hermerding Series: STORIES: Sharing Your Faith Journey With Others Passage: 1 John 1:5–1:10

February 5, 2017

Stories: Redemption Story

Speaker: Dennis Hermerding Series: STORIES: Sharing Your Faith Journey With Others Passage: Revelation 12:10–12:13

January 29, 2017

ReThinking the Church: Serving Jesus

Speaker: Dennis Hermerding Series: ReThinking the Church Passage: Matthew 25:31–25:46

January 22, 2017

ReThinking the Church: The Heart of Love

Speaker: Dennis Hermerding Series: ReThinking the Church Passage: Galatians 6:1–6:5

January 15, 2017

ReThinking the Church: Gospel Focused

Speaker: Dennis Hermerding Series: ReThinking the Church Passage: Philippians 1:12–1:18

January 8, 2017

ReThinking the Church: The Body

Speaker: Dennis Hermerding Series: ReThinking the Church Passage: 1 Corinthians 12:12–12:31

January 1, 2017

Greater Than

Speaker: Dennis Hermerding Series: GREATER THAN Passage: Genesis 50:15–50:26

December 24, 2016

The Lyrics of Christmas: Simeon's Song

Speaker: Dennis Hermerding Series: THE LYRICS OF CHRISTMAS Passage: Luke 2:25–2:35

December 11, 2016

The Lyrics of Christmas: Zechariah's Song

Speaker: Dennis Hermerding Series: THE LYRICS OF CHRISTMAS Passage: Luke 1:67–1:79

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