This weekend, I want to focus on our mind, specifically our thoughts. In Paul’s letter to the Philippians, he spent a great deal of time talking about the mind and how to bring thoughts under control. Our minds often threaten to run away from us. What would it take to glorify God and focus on him with our very thoughts? The title of this weekend’s message is titled “REASONING”.
Last weekend, I began a series through the book of Philippians titled “COMMUNITY.” Now more than ever, we need to be reminded of the importance of meeting in a physical location and worshipping together physically. This weekend, we are continuing in our series on Paul’s letter to the Philippians. Paul wanted his readers to understand that above all else, the message of the gospel must be the focal point in the lives of believers. It should be our true north, guiding us through the storms and trials of life. This weekend’s message is titled “GOSPEL-CENTRIC.”
This weekend, we are going back to the book of Philippians. Paul's letter to the Philippian believers addresses the importance of their partnership in sharing the gospel and expanding the ministry of the church. I cannot think of a better time for us to talk about community! Join us as we begin a new series through the book of Philippians titled "COMMUNITY."
This weekend, we are continuing in our study of Philippians 2:5-11. God has highly exalted Jesus and given Him authority. We will look at what it means for Christ to be exalted and how that should impact our understanding of who He is and what our response should be. The title of this weekend’s message is “EXALTED.”
This weekend, we turn our attention to the cross. This is one of the most powerful symbols, both in the church and in our culture as a whole. This tool of punishment and torture became the means of our forgiveness and redemption. The title of the message is “HUMILITY.”
This weekend, we are continuing in our study of Philippians 2:5-11, specifically examining the word “bondservant.” In order to understand what it means for Christ to be our bondservant, we must first understand what Paul meant by that term. This message will also help us understand how to better follow Christ’s example of serving others. The title of this week’s message is “BONDSERVANT.”
This weekend, we are continuing our study of the mind that God has given us. Having laid the foundation of our series titled “MIND RESET,” we are turning our attention to the mind itself. How is it structured and influenced? Many will point to genetics and upbringing as the determining factors that shape a person’s mind. But can the mind be renewed? This weekend’s message is titled “MINDSET PART TWO.”
LIKE-MINDED by Pastor Shah, Clearview Church, Henderson Introduction: Few years ago, we were at a family camp in Bryson City and one of the outdoor activities was canoeing. Nicole and I got into this two-person canoe. She had plenty of experience from her days as a camp counsellor in Texas. I had very little experience and I kept paddling in the wrong... Continue Reading →
This weekend, we turn our attention to the importance of prayer. Throughout Scripture, we see the emphasis on prayer and the privilege of talking to our Heavenly Father. Jesus, Paul, James, and many others in the New Testament talk about the importance of prayer, not only for ourselves but interceding on the behalf of others, too. The title of the message this weekend is “DISCIPLESHIP: INTERCESSION.”
Our series takes a different turn this week. The message is titled “DEFINING GOSPEL.” We have been examining Paul’s relationship with the Philippian believers. This week, we are taking a look at Paul’s usage of the word “gospel.” If Paul looks at everything through the lens of the gospel, then we must understand what he means by the term if we are to rightly interpret the rest of the book.
This weekend, our message is titled “STEADFAST.” Paul encouraged the Philippians to stand up under persecution and maintain an eternal perspective on the sufferings of life. He tells them to remain steadfast, but it’s not an individualistic command. Paul tells the Philippians to stand firm together, being unified for the sake of the gospel.
This weekend’s message is titled “IMMORTAL.” Paul’s words to the Philippians show that he was fearless in the faith of death. He knew what was waiting for him on the other side: an eternity in the presence of God. Paul was able to maintain an eternal perspective because he understood that this life is not all there is.
This weekend’s message is titled “PERSPECTIVE.” Paul told the Philippians that everything that happened to him, both good and bad, served to spread the gospel. He even said that God used those who were preaching out of a spirit of competition with Paul to get the message of salvation to the nations.
This weekend’s message is titled “PARTNERS.” Paul regarded the Philippians as partners in the gospel; their relationship moved Paul to pray for them, that God would bless them and that they would abound in love. Paul’s love for the Philippians is evident in how he prays for them.
The title of this message is “GUARANTEED.” Paul wanted the Philippians to understand that God would not start doing something in their lives that He didn’t intend to finish. He is a God who brings things to completion.
IMPACT by Pastor Shah, Clearview Church, Henderson Introduction: Have you been to restaurants where the food may be great or not so great but the service is wonderful and friendly? What emotions come to your mind when you think about that place? You want to go back. You even recommend it to friends and family.... Continue Reading →
The title of this message is “TRANSFORMED.” We will examine three very different individuals who encountered Paul and whose lives were completely changed by the power of the gospel. God used Paul’s ministry to meet these people where they were and transform their lives.
We are all redirected by God. As we will explore in this weekend's message titled "Redirected," from Acts, door after door was closed to Paul. It would have been easy for him to lose heart. If Paul had another reaction to the closed doors, one of anger and bitterness, and had not waited, it would have been a bad situation.