Philippians 4:8 - part 2

“…whatever is honorable…think about these things” Next in Philippians 4:8 is the word “semnos” which can mean venerable, reverend, honorable, highly respectable, highly regarded, and – because of it’s…

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Philippians 4:8 - part 1

“…whatever is true…think about these things” In Philippians 4:8, the word Paul uses for truth derives from the word “lanthanō” which refers to being hidden or concealed. The negative…

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Philippians 4:8 - intro

We face life’s battles everyday, don’t we? Some days we feel strong and courageous, and when life hits us hard we laugh saying, ‘Is that the best you’ve got’….

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When Everything is Not Awesome

The tongue-in-cheek song from the Lego Movie “Everything Is Awesome” actually tells us that everything is not awesome. The song tells us that we exaggerate things far too often,…

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Why We Lack Joy

The great theologian Jonathan Edwards has famously said, “The nature of true religion consists in holy affections.” This idea actually fueled his theology and was is the backbone to…

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A Psalm for a New Year

In our recent sermon “A Psalm for a New Year”, I challenged us to consider writing a Psalm for either the season before us or for all of 2015….

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