Church of the Living God

Sermon Blog

  • Sola Fide (Philippians 3:12-4:1)

    To borrow some words from James (Ja 1:2-4), Paul counted it all joy to live like Christ, to suffer like Christ, and even to die like Christ. Anything it took to be like Christ and to rise from death like Christ – that’s what Paul had signed up for. His singular focus was to live […]

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  • The Peace Of God (Philippians 4:1-9)

    During Communion we celebrate our peace with God that happens because of Jesus’ atoning work on the Cross. Today we are going to look at a portion of Paul’s letter to the Philippians that talks about the peace of God. Our text today is from Philippians 4:1-9: “For this reason, brothers and sisters, my joy […]

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  • The Best Resume (Philippians 3:1-21)

     It is time that I wrap up these thoughts to you, my brothers and sisters. Rejoice in the Lord! (I don’t mind writing these things over and over to you, as I know it keeps you safe.) Watch out for the dogs—wicked workers who run in packs looking for someone to maul with their false […]

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  • One of the Rare Ones (Philippians 2:19- 23)

    I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy your way. He will visit soon so that he may report to me how you are doing. To hear all that is going on with you will truly encourage my heart. There is no one like Timothy. What sets him apart from others is his deep […]

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  • Shine As Lights (Philippians 2:12-16)

    Therefore, my beloved, obey as you have always done, not only when I am with you, but even more so when I can’t be. Continue to work out your salvation with great fear and trembling, because God is energizing you, enabling you to desire and do what always pleases Him. Do all things without complaining […]

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  • To Live Is Christ (Philippians 1:19 – 26)

    I will continue to rejoice because I know that through your encouragement and prayers and through the help of the Spirit of Jesus the Anointed, I will soon be released from this dark place. I don’t expect that dishonor and shame will plague me in any way, but I do hope that I will continue to […]

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  • Life Together To The Glory Of God (Philippians 1:1-11)

    Philippi was established as a ‘gold rush’ city. It was named after Philip II, the father of Alexander the Great. Some historians described it as a gate between Europe and Asia. ” In a series of battles there in 42 B.C.E., Mark Antony and Octavian (‘Augustus’) conquered the forces of the assassins of Julius Caesar, […]

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  • Christian Character In Three Easy Steps! (You Won’t Believe #2!!!)

    There is a tension in the Christians life between what God does for us and what God expects us to do. God is always at work doing something in us and for us that we can’t accomplish on our own power, but the Bible is also clear that God expects us to participate in the […]

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  • The Importance of Remembering

    The past can be a tricky thing: it clearly forms us, but how much? Do we need to remember in order to move forward? Do we need to forget?  Is our history control our destiny or does it merely influence it? And most importantly, whatever has happened in our lives up to this point, is […]

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  • Jesus: Redeemer and Savior

     “O Come, O Come Immanuel” is a classic Christmas carol about ransom, or redemption. While there is a lot of biblical language (Dayspring and Rod of Jesse), the dilemma is timeless: Without Christ, we are captives to sin, we live under the shadow of death and the grave, we are the lonely exiles. We are […]

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