In the passage from Philippians 3 and 4 we’re hearing from today, Paul makes a pretty bold assertion: “Follow my example.” In essence, “follow me as I follow Christ.” Still a bold directive. But the truth is, we all tend to follow leaders of one kind or another. Paul’s ultimate concern is follow the right...
Sermon Category: Philippians
Today’s text is Paul’s testimony about the spread of the Gospel during his imprisonment. This is just one of many parts of Philippians that challenge our mindset about how life works. God’s ways are not our ways (Isaiah 55:8-9) and following Jesus is often counterintuitive, and more often than not, counter-cultural.
This sermon starts our 8-week series in Philippians. Since we want to spend that time immersing ourselves in Philippians, and since Philippians is a letter that was never meant to be chopped up in a piecemeal fashion, this sermon takes into account the WHOLE letter—all 4 chapters, all 104 verses.
Drew Poppleton helps us explore what the Apostle Paul means when he writes that he considers everything as loss because of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus and the power of Christ’s resurrection. This is a mystery worth exploring!