Philippians 1:12-18

Philippians 1:12-18 (audio file) Philippians 1:12-18 Open your Bibles if you have them to the book of Philippians, chapter 1. This is week 2 of a series that we started last week on the book of Philippians. last week we learned about the background of the Philippian church and the circumstances surrounding the writing of this book. This book is a letter, written by the apostle Paul from jail, in Rome around 62 AD. Paul is on house arrest, chained to a Roman soldier day and night. Not knowing which day will be his last. We looked specifically last week at … Continue reading Philippians 1:12-18

Philippians 1:1-11

Philippians 1:1-11 Turn in your Bibles if you will to the book of Philippians. Last week was our final message in a series on the gospel of Jesus Christ, what it is and what it does. I pray that God did much in your hearts to deepen your understanding of the truth contained in the scripture we read there. Today we will beginning a study of the book of Philippians. I like to study books together rather than jump around all the time to different topics. This way, you don’t always hear what I feel like I want to preach … Continue reading Philippians 1:1-11

Superman

Superman V. 1. All you see are these brick walls, and masks I wear for you. Holding shame, hiding pain, keeping safe whats true. The pain it burns, pain it burns, but tells me I still feel Deep inside, Deep inside, I want to know Im real V. 2. I see my world its caving in, these walls are shaking now The mask is torn now from my face, falling to the ground See my eyes, see these tears, like rivers flowing down Crying out, their screaming out, somebody save me now V. 3. Unveiled, unmasked what will you think, … Continue reading Superman

Gospel 5- A Spiritual House

Gospel 5- A Spiritual House (audio file) Well, here we are. We’ve reached the final sunday in our series on the Gospel.  We have been learning what it is, and what it does.  We’ve done the flyover of redemptive history from Romans 1, where we saw that God made all things to point us to himself, we worshipped creation, rather than the creator. Then he gave the Law to diagnose our idolatry, and show us our sin, then he sent His Son Jesus to fulfill the law by living a sinless life, dying a sinners death, and raising from the dead, … Continue reading Gospel 5- A Spiritual House

Gospel 4- Justification b

Gospel 4-Justification B (audio file) Here we are in the fourth week of a series of messages on the Gospel.  We have been looking at scripture to understand what the gospel is, and what it does. The first week we looked at a broad view if what the Gospel is: that God created to point us to him, we responded by worshipping the creation, God gave us the law to reveal our sinfulness, and then he responded by fulfilling the law in Jesus.  We then looked at Ephesians 2 and saw how we are reborn when we are saved, that we … Continue reading Gospel 4- Justification b

Gospel 3- Justification a

Gospel 3- Justification A (audio file) Before we get started this morning, I just want to say a few words about the new position that I will be starting July 1.  First of all, I am incredibly humbled to have the opportunity to be your pastor. It is the next step in a journey that has been a long time in the making, for my family and for this church family. One thing that has stuck out to me is just how intricately it seems God has caused the turn of events that brought us together.  I thank the Lord for … Continue reading Gospel 3- Justification a

Gospel 2- Regeneration

Ephesians 2:1-10 (audio) Emmaus Christian Church  June 10, 2012 Ephesians 2:1-10 Last week we started a multi-week series on the good news about Jesus, The Gospel.  What it is, and what it does.  Last week we took a look at some major points in the story.  We stood back and looked at the beauty of the whole story through the lens of Romans 1. We saw that God created to world to point us to Himself, and how our response was to worship the creation rather than the creator. How God then responded by revealing His law, to show us our … Continue reading Gospel 2- Regeneration

Gospel 1

June 3, 2012 Emmaus God’s Plan in time Ok, so we just spent three weeks studying the book of Ruth.  I hope everyone was able to grasp what God was showing us in that book.  It was great for me to go through it again, and I hope the Lord met you as you studied it for yourself, and here on sunday mornings.  I do want to recognize that there is so much content in that book that we could take three months or more and go through it.  All the implications of what happened there, and what God was … Continue reading Gospel 1

Ruth 3-4: Ruth

May 27, 2012 Emmaus Church Ruth 3-4 So we are at week 3 of our brief flyover study of the book of Ruth.  We spent a week looking at Naomi, a week on Boaz, and now we come to the character for whom the book is named, the character of Ruth. I hope that each of you has had time to read the book for yourself and study it and ask God to show you what he is doing in these people’s lives.  I can never stress enough how important it is for each of us to read through and … Continue reading Ruth 3-4: Ruth

Ruth 2: Boaz

May 20, 2012  Emmaus Christian Church Ruth 2: Boaz:  The redeemer is redeemed. Ok, we are now at week 2 of our 3 week series on Ruth.  if you weren’t here last week, what we are doing is taking three weeks and looking at the book of Ruth, and in specific, the three characters of Naomi, Boaz and Ruth.  We learned last week a little bit about Naomi and how God emptied her of herself, filled her with Himself and redeemed not only her life, but through her he brought forth The redeemer, Jesus Christ.  The big idea of this … Continue reading Ruth 2: Boaz