In the last chapter of his letter to the Philippians, Paul challenges and encourages his friends that even in the midst of the most adverse circumstances, as followers of Jesus, we can experience the peace of God. And as we become thankful and grateful to God, it opens the door for contentment and the joy of the Lord to be manifested in our lives, which is a powerful testimony to the world!
Ever have the thought “If God loves me, why is this happening to me?” Did I do something wrong? Is God mad at me?” I think we all have. Is it possible that suffering could be a part of God’s plan for our lives? I know, it doesn’t sound fun. Listen in as Pastor Mike invites you to process the concept of a loving God allowing suffering in the lives of the people who follow Him.
We serve a God who emptied himself and became human. By doing this he redefined greatness. What does it mean to be a person of humility? How do you become humble? Humility is an essential Christian virtue that transforms every sphere of our lives. In this sermon we look at Philippians 2:5-11 and extract principles from the model of Christ who humbled himself to save us.
Have you ever wondered, “What if I am wrong? What if Christianity is just a big hoax? How would I know?” The answer might surprise you. Listen in as Mike Hintz looks to God’s word to answer some of life’s tougher questions – suffering, faith and how secure our own salvation is. It just may change your life.
We live in a “Never Enough” Culture, constantly receiving messages that create a deep sense of discontentment in our souls. Thankfully, the Bible has much to say about our search for contentment, and in the final chapter of Philippians, Paul reveals the secret of finding contentment in every situation.
What do you do when you are in the midst of suffering, but actively trusting Jesus and nothing is happening? How do you remain there without getting bitter, or trying to take things into your own hands or losing faith altogether? Paul, in this final chapter exhorts us to pray, petition, and present our requests to God in EVERY SITUATION. A relationship with Jesus guides the way to the mystery of contentment.