Sunday AM Messages

Title Date Author

The Fellowship of Suffering

We cannot know the power of Christ's resurrection life if we do not fellowship with Him in our sufferings. There are at least 4 ways that we can fellowship with Christ in suffering, and it is our response to suffering that determines the level of our fellowship with Christ.

2017-04-27 Pastor Steve Spuler

Two Resurrections

In Philippians 3:10 and 11 the apostle Paul mentions two resurrections. The first is Jesus' bodily resurrection, which provided for us a new spiritual life. The second is our own bodily resurrection, and the reality of this resurrection is of utmost importance.

2017-04-20 Pastor Steve Spuler

Rejoice!

The keynote of the book of Philippians can be identified with one word- rejoice! This word is more densely packed into this book than in any other book of the Bible. It's no wonder the Philippian church was such a healthy congregation.

2017-04-11 Pastor Steve Spuler

Distractions from Christ

Paul had strong words for the Judaizers of his day. They sought to distract people from Christ by inserting legal requirements to their faith. Healthy faith, however, involves worship in the Spirit, rejoicing in Christ Jesus, and placing no confidence in the flesh.

2017-04-07 Pastor Steve Spuler

Two Good Men

Philippians 2:19-30 focuses on two good men- Timothy and Epaphroditus. From Paul's words about these men we learn much about our relationships, about Christian character, and about having hearts that are oriented toward the Lord.

2017-03-31 Pastor Steve Spuler

Jesus' Example

In Philippians 2:5-11 we find Jesus' example of humility and death on the cross. We find this same example used in I Peter 2:13-:3:12 and Ephesians 5:22-25. Jesus' example teaches us how we are to relate to each other.

2017-03-16 Pastor Steve Spuler

Keep it Together!

Unity is important to health. A physical body cannot be healthy when it is at war with itself. Neither can a marriage, a family, or a church family. In Phil. 2:1-4 the apostle Paul appeals to the Philippians to guard and promote their unity.

2017-03-07 Pastor Steve Spuler

Philippian Trials

The Philippians were experiencing some of the same trials that Paul was experiencing. Our sufferings can be brought on ourselves, imposed on us by others, the result of simply being creatures, or suffering for Christ's sake. Phil. 1:27-30 offers great insights into how to handle trials.

2017-03-02 Pastor Steve Spuler

Paul's Trials

As Paul wrote to the Philippians he was facing three major trials: imprisonment, ministerial opposition, and possible death. How he handled these trials provides a model for us to follow.

2017-02-22 Pastor Steve Spuler

A Healthy Church

The Philippian church was a healthy church. It was, in fact, one of the most outstanding churches of the apostolic era. In Philippians 1:1-11 we begin to see some of the characteristics that made it so healthy. How's your health?

2017-02-15 Pastor Steve Spuler