Life’s Search

Great news! Today we will hear from the wisest man who ever lived. He was a king, a prolific international author, and he has a timeless message for us. After an aggressive and unrestrained search through life, he finally concluded that meaning is found in a life where God is included. It is the same…

The Meaning of Life

For the next ten weeks we are studying one of the greatest writings on The Meaning of Life. Ecclesiastes was written 3,000 years ago, yet seemingly written in, and for, modern times. Whether you are a strong believer, moderate or not quite convinced, Ecclesiastes can be your answer to the timeless question “Why am I…

Joy in Christ: Daily Communion

This Palm Sunday morning serves as a fantastic example to bring Philippians to a close. After reviewing The Triumphal Entry, and considering the wrap-up of Philippians, we will be left with some significant decisions to make. It is one thing to shout, “Hosanna!” in a planned and organized church service, it is quite another to…

Joy in Christ: Peace Too

Jesus is our life (1:21), He is our example (2:5-8), He is our goal (3:13-14), and He is our sufficiency (4:6-7). No wonder we have “JOY” suspended over the cross. As part of His being our sufficiency, He is our peace. Yes, peace too. Having a little trouble sleeping? Are you worried and upset about…

Joy in Christ: My Prayer

I have a pretty significant question for you today. Sorry to be deep and soul-searching so early in the morning… but, “Will you pray for Paul’s passion for Christ to become your passion?” Here’s the good news: I am not saying, “Will you be as passionate as Paul?” But rather, “Are you willing to pray…

Joy in Christ: Work it Out

We would normally expect Paul to follow the great “Jesus text” of Philippians 2:9-11 with some high church praise and prayer, but not so. He instead went practical: He moved from our call to humility as seen in Jesus Christ, to ground level practicality. I know we are in church this morning, but here goes…