Philippians: Moving Forward

Philippians: Moving Forward

14 Messages | Jan. 2014 - May 2014

The book of Philippians is about life—how it should be lived and what is important. It challenges us deep in our motivations and our efforts. It is written to a dearly loved church and gives us necessary direction in the difficult, gritty task of living in real community. It is about being committed to a mission bigger than ourselves because of what God has done for us in Jesus Christ. In Philippians, we find our course for Moving Forward.

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January 12, 2014 by Pastor John Luhmann

Although no one had ever thought of taking the gospel to the city of Philippi, God got done what needed to get done to plant a church there. This was Paul's favorite church because of their deep partnership in the gospel.

Scripture: Philippians 1:1-2

January 19, 2014 by Pastor John Luhmann

When Paul gives thanks for the church in Philippi and prays for them, we see the deep joy and affection that arose from their wholehearted partnership in the gospel.

Scripture: Philippians 1:3-11

January 26, 2014 by Pastor John Luhmann

Seeing what the great gospel message of Jesus truly is and giving our highest allegiance to it transforms our outlook and our life.

Scripture: Philippians 1:3-11

February 2, 2014 by Pastor John Luhmann

Jesus is our greatest source of happiness and joy, because he is worth more than life can give you and more than death can take away.

Scripture: Philippians 1:19-26

February 9, 2014 by Pastor Tyler Velin

Paul gives us three ways the church can cooperate in gospel living.

Scripture: Philippians 1:27-30

February 16, 2014 by Pastor John Luhmann

God cares deeply about how we treat one another in the church. The humility and self-sacrifice that are required from us find their greatest demonstration in Jesus.

Scripture: Philippians 2:1-11

February 23, 2014 by Pastor John Luhmann

We have to finish strong to make it to the end, so we have to actively work out our salvation; but we do not work alone.

Scripture: Philippians 2:12-18

March 2, 2014 by Pastor John Luhmann

Rather than just teach us about humble and self-sacrificial service, Paul is going to give us two living, breathing examples; examples which can radically change how we live out church.

Scripture: Philippians 2:19-30

March 9, 2014 by Pastor Tyler Velin

Paul issues his defense of joy by diving into the worth of Christ. In this text Paul challenges us with celebration as he portrays an everlasting hope.

Scripture: Philippians 3:1-11

March 16, 2014 by Pastor John Luhmann

We will never reach perfection in this life, so we strain ahead together for Jesus because of his great work and worth.

Scripture: Philippians 3:12-21

March 24, 2014 by Pastor John Luhmann

Conflict is everywhere in human life, even the church. That is why we need to follow Jesus' guidance to rightly handle conflict and bring about true reconciliation. You can read Pastor John's blog Confession and Forgiveness Guidelines that he referenced in the sermon.

Scripture: Philippians 4:1-3

March 31, 2014 by Pastor John Luhmann

Everyone longs for peace, but it is not just something that we can get for ourselves. It must be given to us, and the only person who can give it to us is God.

Scripture: Philippians 4:4-7

April 6, 2014 by Pastor John Luhmann

God has infused his creation with beauty and excellence. To live the full life of the kingdom of God, we must focus our thoughts and our actions for his glory.

Scripture: Philippians 4:8-9

May 4, 2014 by Pastor John Luhmann

Contentment and generosity are not money issues--they are a Jesus issue.

Scripture: Philippians 4:10-23