Posts in The Gospel
Philippians 1:12-18 || The Advance of the Gospel

Rejoice - A Study of Philippians | In verses 12-18 Paul further elaborates on why he can rejoice, despite his imprisonment. The reason is because God is using Paul’s suffering to advance the gospel. In this section of Philippians, we are reminded of the incredible truth that God is bigger, and He can, and will, use man’s efforts to suppress the gospel to actually advance it. This is both a challenging and encouraging reminder that God uses the suffering and tough circumstances we endure to spread His Kingdom.

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Philippians 1:1-11 | Grace and Peace

Rejoice - A Study of Philippians | Paul references the theme of joy sixteen times in his letter to the Philippians. This is remarkable considering he was imprisoned at the time he penned this letter. How do we, like Paul, find joy in the midst of trials and suffering? The answer is rooted in the gospel, a word Paul uses more often in this letter than any of his others. In this first sermon to our Philippians study we draw out 4 truths about the gospel from these opening verses.

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Exodus 5-6 || Who is the Lord?

Exodus (The God Who Rescues) Series || At the end of chapter 4 the Israelites believed Moses and worshiped God. But in the midst of trial we find at the end of chapter 5 the Israelites cursing Moses, and Moses doubting God. In this sermon we talk about trials, and we see how God uses trials like a tool to transform us into His image.

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Colossians 2:6-10 || Established in the Faith

Lord of All (A Study of Colossians) Series) || False teaching had begun to take root in Colossae, leading once professing believers in Christ to deny Christ and look for some alternative path. Paul counters this wrong teaching by magnifying the glory of Christ, his sufficient salvation, and the realities of life in Christ. In our world today, when we too face many temptations from various voices claiming to be true, Paul's words to the Colossians remain vital for us as Christians today.

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Colossians 1:15-20 || The Supremacy of Christ

Lord of All (A Study of Colossians) Series || In Colossians 1:15-20 Paul gives us a deep and theologically rich explanation of who Jesus is. And through these verses we are reminded of the supremacy of Christ. We are reminded it's all about Him. Everything revolves around Him. That's why we must keep Him at the center of the gospel. If we remove Jesus from the gospel, we are left with false gospels.

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Colossians 1:5-8 || The Word Of Truth

Lord of All (A Study through Colossians) series || DA Carson describes the progression of a dying church as this: 1 generation believes and upholds the gospel, the next generation assumes the gospel, and the following generation confuses and denies the gospel. Understanding and proclaiming the gospel is a vital part of the Christian and church's life. Therefore, it's good to regularly remind ourselves what the gospel is (and isn't). In Colossians 1:5-8 we see 4 things the gospel is not.

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