Fascinating Phrases from Philippians

Watch every sermon in this series via this playlist [link coming soon], or check it out on your preferred podcast platform!

Speaker: Dr. David Anderson

“Fascinating Phrases from Philippians” is a 10 week series that will take us through the journey of some of the most famous verses that jump off the pages of scripture through the small book of Philippians in the New Testament. This four chapter book is chock full of fascinating phrases that give practical and inspirational truths to help the believer in everyday life. Join this unique study with Pastor Anderson as we learn these amazing lessons together in order to live a more grounded and spiritually rich life.

March 29 - Philippians 1:6

God is committed to the process of change and growth in our lives. He has promised to perfect us until the day of Christ. Dr. Anderson will explain what this verse means theologically and will encourage people to rest in the fact that they are not spiritually perfected yet but, one day, they will be.

April 5 - Philippians 1:21

How do we maintain a Christ centered lifestyle? We see in this verse that one man, Paul, seemed to have Christ at the core of his life. We will talk about wholehearted devotion to Jesus Christ and how to keep him at the center of all we do as we live for Him and not for ourselves. There is a difference between “professors” (like on Palm Sunday) and “possessors” who truly possess the living Christ in their hearts.

April 12 - Philippians 2:8

The core message of Easter is that Jesus Christ emptied himself and became a man so that He could live a sympathetic life with humanity, in order to identify with sinful man, pay the penalty on the cross for man’s sins, and rise again from the dead to new life. Jesus’ obedience and humility is what grants us access to God the Father. Dr. Anderson will teach how we can respond to Jesus’s humility and obedience by receiving Him by faith.

April 19 - Philippians 3:10

What does it mean to truly “know” Christ? In this message, Dr. Anderson will teach about know what it means to fellowship with Jesus Christ at a deep level as we discover him through suffering and through the power of the resurrection as God works His power in our lives.

April 26 - Philippians 3:14

There are 4 Ds to winning the race of perseverance. Determination. Direction. Destiny (destination) and Devotion. In this sermon, Dr. Anderson will help motivate our congregation to “press on” and not give up. Potential means little to nothing if you do not persevere to accomplish what that potential could have produced. God gives us strength to endure and will encourage us to keep pressing until the very end.

May 3 - Philippians 4:4

Joy is one of the major themes of the book of Philippians. Paul, the writer, expressed joy regardless of circumstances. The secret of Christ-centered joy in the midst of any circumstances is what separates Christianity from other religions. Joy is truly “Jesus Overflowing in You”. How do we get it and keep it. This message will point us in that direction.

May 10 - Philippians 4:6

• A Mother’s peace can come even in the midst of worry. Her main worry is often about her children and/or grandchildren. God promises that he will transfer peace to us as He guides and guards our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus when we learn how to pray. We pray about everything and commit to not allowing worry about anything to linger in our lives. The promise of this fascinating phrase is to believe that God can give us a divine peace that passes all human understanding.

May 17 - Philippians 4:11-12

Contentment is something to be learned and may not be a natural disposition. When and how do we learn contentment? This verse will teach us to choose to be content in all seasons of life and what that looks like for the believer.

May 24 - Philippians 4:13

While God is the one who gives us strength, what does that strength look like when we are feeling low, weak, and ready to give up? To be empowered by God to accomplish our calling is what this will teach us so that we can endure all the way to the end, not by our own might or power.

May 31 - Philippians 4:19

Have you heard the saying: “You can’t beat God’s giving no matter how hard you try”? When we give in faith it expresses Christ at the core of our lives more than many other actions that Christians take. Trusting that God will supply all of our needs according to his riches in glory is a matter of dependence. When we give to the Lord and others we are demonstrating trust in and His provision. When we hang onto our resources too tightly, we are at risk of trying to control our own destinies. This sermon will encourage us to depend on God to supply everything we need for life.

Coming to Bridgeway gives me hope, that the world can change for the better. Not only that, but Dr. David Anderson and the congregation have a way of engaging the congregation like no other.- d. Joyce
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