Proper 29 First Psalm: Psalm 137; Psalm 144 Psalm 137 (Listen) How Shall We Sing the Lord's Song? 137 By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion.2 On the willows1 there we hung up our lyres.3 For there our captors required of us songs, and our tormentors, mirth, saying, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” 4 How shall we sing the LORD's song in a foreign land?5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill!6 Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth, if I do not remember you, if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy! 7 Remember, O LORD, against the Edomites the day of Jerusalem, how they said, “Lay it bare, lay it bare, down to its foundations!”8 O daughter of Babylon, doomed to be destroyed, blessed shall he be who repays you with what you have done to us!9 Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones and dashes them against the rock! Footnotes  137:2 Or poplars (ESV) Psalm 144 (Listen) My Rock and My Fortress Of David. 144 Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle;2 he is my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield and he in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples1 under me. 3 O LORD, what is man that you regard him, or the son of man that you think of him?4 Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow. 5 Bow your heavens, O LORD, and come down! Touch the mountains so that they smoke!6 Flash forth the lightning and scatter them; send out your arrows and rout them!7 Stretch out your hand from on high; rescue me and deliver me from the many waters, from the hand of foreigners,8 whose mouths speak lies and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood. 9 I will sing a new song to you, O God; upon a ten-stringed harp I will play to you,10 who gives victory to kings, who rescues David his servant from the cruel sword.11 Rescue me and deliver me from the hand of foreigners, whose mouths speak lies and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood. 12 May our sons in their youth be like plants full grown, our daughters like corner pillars cut for the structure of a palace;13 may our granaries be full, providing all kinds of produce; may our sheep bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our fields;14 may our cattle be heavy with young, suffering no mishap or failure in bearing;2 may there be no cry of distress in our streets!15 Blessed are the people to whom such blessings fall! Blessed are the people whose God is the LORD! Footnotes  144:2 Many Hebrew manuscripts, Dead Sea Scroll, Jerome, Syriac, Aquila; most Hebrew manuscripts subdues my people  144:14 Hebrew with no breaking in or going out (ESV) Second Psalm: Psalm 104 Psalm 104 (Listen) O Lord My God, You Are Very Great 104 Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty,2 covering yourself with light as with a garment, stretching out the heavens like a tent.3 He lays the beams of his chambers on the waters; he makes the clouds his chariot; he rides on the wings of the wind;4 he makes his messengers winds, his ministers a flaming fire. 5 He set the earth on its foundations, so that it should never be moved.6 You covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains.7 At your rebuke they fled; at the sound of your thunder they took to flight.8 The mountains rose, the valleys sank down to the place that you appointed for them.9 You set a boundary that they may not pass, so that they might not again cover the earth. 10 You make springs gush forth in the valleys; they flow between the hills;11 they give drink to every beast of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst.12 Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; they sing among the branches.13 From your lofty abode you water the mountains; the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work. 14 You cause the grass to grow for the livestock and plants for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth food from the earth15 and wine to gladden the heart of man, oil to make his face shine and bread to strengthen man's heart. 16 The trees of the LORD are watered abundantly, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.17 In them the birds build their nests; the stork has her home in the fir trees.18 The high mountains are for the wild goats; the rocks are a refuge for the rock badgers. 19 He made the moon to mark the seasons;1 the sun knows its time for setting.20 You make darkness, and it is night, when all the beasts of the forest creep about.21 The young lions roar for their prey, seeking their food from God.22 When the sun rises, they steal away and lie down in their dens.23 Man goes out to his work and to his labor until the evening. 24 O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.25 Here is the sea, great and wide, which teems with creatures innumerable, living things both small and great.26 There go the ships, and Leviathan, which you formed to play in it.2 27 These all look to you, to give them their food in due season.28 When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.29 When you hide your face, they are dismayed; when you take away their breath, they die and return to their dust.30 When you send forth your Spirit,3 they are created, and you renew the face of the ground. 31 May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in his works,32 who looks on the earth and it trembles, who touches the mountains and they smoke!33 I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being.34 May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the LORD.35 Let sinners be consumed from the earth, and let the wicked be no more! Bless the LORD, O my soul! Praise the LORD! Footnotes  104:19 Or the appointed times (compare Genesis 1:14)  104:26 Or you formed to play with  104:30 Or breath (ESV) Old Testament: Zechariah 14:12–21 Zechariah 14:12–21 (Listen) 12 And this shall be the plague with which the LORD will strike all the peoples that wage war against Jerusalem: their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths. 13 And on that day a great panic from the LORD shall fall on them, so that each will seize the hand of another, and the hand of the one will be raised against the hand of the other. 14 Even Judah will fight at Jerusalem.1 And the wealth of all the surrounding nations shall be collected, gold, silver, and garments in great abundance. 15 And a plague like this plague shall fall on the horses, the mules, the camels, the donkeys, and whatever beasts may be in those camps. 16 Then everyone who survives of all the nations that have come against Jerusalem shall go up year after year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Booths. 17 And if any of the families of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, there will be no rain on them. 18 And if the family of Egypt does not go up and present themselves, then on them there shall be no rain;2 there shall be the plague with which the LORD afflicts the nations that do not go up to keep the Feast of Booths. 19 This shall be the punishment to Egypt and the punishment to all the nations that do not go up to keep the Feast of Booths. 20 And on that day there shall be inscribed on the bells of the horses, “Holy to the LORD.” And the pots in the house of the LORD shall be as the bowls before the altar. 21 And every pot in Jerusalem and Judah shall be holy to the LORD of hosts, so that all who sacrifice may come and take of them and boil the meat of the sacrifice in them. And there shall no longer be a trader3 in the house of the LORD of hosts on that day. Footnotes  14:14 Or against Jerusalem  14:18 Hebrew lacks rain  14:21 Or Canaanite (ESV) New Testament: Philippians 2:1–11 Philippians 2:1–11 (Listen) Christ's Example of Humility 2 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,1 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,2 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant,3 being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Footnotes  2:5 Or which was also in Christ Jesus  2:6 Or a thing to be held on to for advantage  2:7 Or slave (for the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface) (ESV) Gospel: Luke 19:41–48 Luke 19:41–48 (Listen) Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem 41 And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it, 42 saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. 43 For the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up a barricade around you and surround you and hem you in on every side 44 and tear you down to the ground, you and your children within you. And they will not leave one stone upon another in you, because you did not know the time of your visitation.” Jesus Cleanses the Temple 45 And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold, 46 saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be a house of prayer,' but you have made it a den of robbers.” 47 And he was teaching daily in the temple. The chief priests and the scribes and the principal men of the people were seeking to destroy him, 48 but they did not find anything they could do, for all the people were hanging on his words. (ESV)
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In a very real sense we can give God nothing that he does not already have. God made all and holds all things. In another sense we can give God something. But what if you don't have money; What can I give God then? Copyright Dave Andrus 2022
Megan Fate-Marshman, guest speaker for the upcoming Sunrise Women's Christmas Breakfast, joins Cliff to talk about making less of ourselves so that Christ would increase. Scripture Referenced: Philippians 2Mark 9Website: www.meganfate.comWatch on YouTube: youtube.com/sunrisecommunitychurchWatch live on Mondays at 10am: www.facebook.com/sunrisecommunityonline/liveSong: Fredji - Happy Life (Vlog No Copyright Music)Music provided by Vlog No Copyright Music.Video Link: https://youtu.be/KzQiRABVARk
This world tells us to "Be Real, "be yourself", "do what makes you happy", "who cares what others think, you be you!". But is this inline with what God's word tells us or is it in complete contrast? Are we listening more to social media or to God's Word? I must admit this is a hard one! A lot of our time is spent combing through social media and unknowingly imparting the messages into our thoughts. Knowing God's Word however, will help us as we confront these messages and try to live out our christian values in this selfy obsessed world. Join me as we look at Philippians chapter 2 to see how Paul encourages us to live a life of humility and unity with one another.
Did Paul really write a letter, read by billions of people, to a couple of quarreling women? Philippians, like the other letters, wrote to specific things happening in Philippi, but also informs and challenges how we should live today. Chase and Jeff tackle the context around this letter, and discuss what it looks like to live in harmony with one another
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In Philippians 2:14-16 we read about God's command to stop complaining. Complaining is an expression of your dissatisfaction with how things are and ultimately a complaint towards God. It is a sinful habit that can be dressed up in phrases such as “venting” or “getting something off your chest.” An attitude of contentment or discontentment drastically affects our witness in the world. By being familiar with what God's Word says, about his goodness and sovereignty we are able to be “lights.” Understanding that our faithfulness to this command can bring joy to the people discipling us, should motivate us.
Morning: Psalm 89:19; Isaiah 9:6; Isaiah 43:11; Acts 4:12; Philippians 2:7–9; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 2:9; Hebrews 2:14 “I have granted help to one who is mighty; I have exalted one chosen from the people.” “I, I am the Lord, and besides me there is no savior.”—There is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.—“There is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Mighty God.—[He] made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name.—We see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.—Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things. Psalm 89:19 (Listen) 19 Of old you spoke in a vision to your godly one,1 and said: “I have granted help to one who is mighty; I have exalted one chosen from the people. Footnotes  89:19 Some Hebrew manuscripts godly ones (ESV) Isaiah 9:6 (Listen) 6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon1 his shoulder, and his name shall be called2 Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Footnotes  9:6 Or is upon  9:6 Or is called (ESV) Isaiah 43:11 (Listen) 11 I, I am the LORD, and besides me there is no savior. (ESV) Acts 4:12 (Listen) 12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men1 by which we must be saved.” Footnotes  4:12 The Greek word anthropoi refers here to both men and women (ESV) Philippians 2:7–9 (Listen) 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant,1 being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, Footnotes  2:7 Or slave (for the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface) (ESV) 1 Timothy 2:5 (Listen) 5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man1 Christ Jesus, Footnotes  2:5 men and man render the same Greek word that is translated people in verses 1 and 4 (ESV) Hebrews 2:9 (Listen) 9 But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. (ESV) Hebrews 2:14 (Listen) 14 Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, (ESV) Evening: Deuteronomy 30:4; Psalm 50:5; Mark 13:27; John 17:24; 1 Thessalonians 4:16–17; Hebrews 9:15; Hebrews 9:28 “Gather to me my faithful ones, who made a covenant with me by sacrifice!” Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.—He is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant. “Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am.”—“Then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.”—“If your outcasts are in the uttermost parts of heaven, from there the Lord your God will gather you, and from there he will take you.” The dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Deuteronomy 30:4 (Listen) 4 If your outcasts are in the uttermost parts of heaven, from there the LORD your God will gather you, and from there he will take you. (ESV) Psalm 50:5 (Listen) 5 “Gather to me my faithful ones, who made a covenant with me by sacrifice!” (ESV) Mark 13:27 (Listen) 27 And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven. (ESV) John 17:24 (Listen) 24 Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. (ESV) 1 Thessalonians 4:16–17 (Listen) 16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. (ESV) Hebrews 9:15 (Listen) 15 Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant.1 Footnotes  9:15 The Greek word means both covenant and will; also verses 16, 17 (ESV) Hebrews 9:28 (Listen) 28 so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him. (ESV)
In this week's episode with all five pastors we talk about the time change, our Worship Choir's recent tour to upstate SC and NC, and church potlucks. We also talk about the latest message from our message series, Philippians, as we review Philippians 2:19-30.
Jesus gave all He had and all He was for us. With divine generosity, He left glory, came to earth, took our sins, and died in our place. Now He calls His disciples to walk in His footsteps. As we give with generous and joy-filled hearts, the world can see a picture of God's love. Joyful generosity captures the attention of a world possessed by possessions and shows them there is something (or someone) infinitely more valuable.
This week's episode just happens to be airing the day after Halloween, so we have talk about the top 10 worst candy and our best costumes. We also talk about the latest message from our message series, Philippians, as we review Philippians 2:12-18. Listen to this message, Following the Draw of God, by clicking HERE. And just for the record, according to Wikipedia Pastor Brooks was correct about the name of his favorite candy bar. The candy bar we now call 100 Grand was originally called the $100,000 Candy Bar through the mid-1980s. Now we know!
Timothy and Epaphroditus were two men faithful in their service to Jesus, both valuable ministry partners with the apostle Paul. Neither had the same ministry, nor the same relationship to the apostle, but each were used for the furtherance of Jesus' kingdom for the glory of the King. ALL Christians in all the world can […]
Morning: Psalm 45:2; Psalm 104:34; Song of Solomon 5:10; Song of Solomon 5:16; Philippians 2:9; Philippians 3:8–9; Colossians 1:19; 1 Peter 1:8; 1 Peter 2:6 He is altogether desirable. May my meditation be pleasing to him.—My beloved is… distinguished among ten thousand.—“A cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.”—You are the most handsome of the sons of men; grace is poured upon your lips.—God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name.—In him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory. I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith. Psalm 45:2 (Listen) 2 You are the most handsome of the sons of men; grace is poured upon your lips; therefore God has blessed you forever. (ESV) Psalm 104:34 (Listen) 34 May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the LORD. (ESV) Song of Solomon 5:10 (Listen) The Bride Praises Her Beloved She 10 My beloved is radiant and ruddy, distinguished among ten thousand. (ESV) Song of Solomon 5:16 (Listen) 16 His mouth1 is most sweet, and he is altogether desirable. This is my beloved and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem. Footnotes  5:16 Hebrew palate (ESV) Philippians 2:9 (Listen) 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, (ESV) Philippians 3:8–9 (Listen) 8 Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— (ESV) Colossians 1:19 (Listen) 19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, (ESV) 1 Peter 1:8 (Listen) 8 Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, (ESV) 1 Peter 2:6 (Listen) 6 For it stands in Scripture: “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.” (ESV) Evening: 1 Samuel 30:6; Psalm 18:6; Psalm 18:18–19; Psalm 34:1–4; Psalm 34:8; John 6:68; 2 Timothy 1:12 David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”—I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me. In my distress I called upon the Lord; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears…. They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the Lord was my support. He brought me out into a broad place; he rescued me, because he delighted in me. I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together! I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears…. Oh taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! 1 Samuel 30:6 (Listen) 6 And David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because all the people were bitter in soul,1 each for his sons and daughters. But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God. Footnotes  30:6 Compare 22:2 (ESV) Psalm 18:6 (Listen) 6 In my distress I called upon the LORD; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears. (ESV) Psalm 18:18–19 (Listen) 18 They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the LORD was my support.19 He brought me out into a broad place; he rescued me, because he delighted in me. (ESV) Psalm 34:1–4 (Listen) Taste and See That the Lord Is Good 1 Of David, when he changed his behavior before Abimelech, so that he drove him out, and he went away. 34 I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.2 My soul makes its boast in the LORD; let the humble hear and be glad.3 Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together! 4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Footnotes  34:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, each verse beginning with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet (ESV) Psalm 34:8 (Listen) 8 Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! (ESV) John 6:68 (Listen) 68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, (ESV) 2 Timothy 1:12 (Listen) 12 which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me.1 Footnotes  1:12 Or what I have entrusted to him; Greek my deposit (ESV)
Paul puts forth two examples for the Philippian church showing that anyone can be used by God if they have an obedient heart of love and service. Join us Sundays at 10 AM 810 E Union Ave. Morganton NC 28655 www.coramdeonc.com
In this video I talk again with my friend Rivers o Feden. We go through the famous Philippians 2 "Christ Hymn" passages verse by verse and word by word to try and understand it and give a plausible interpretative framework. Rivers o Feden on John 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOFCuSuhPJs&t=207s My Debate with Chris Date - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0a7tsC_6T80&t=3s Chris Date Debate Review - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P62mtDtsq4M&t=878s
God's design for the church is not individualistic in nature. Rather, the church is a family of believers designed to care for one another. In Philippians God gives us examples of how to live out His admonition, "Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves." This message was preached by Pastor Erick Cobb on October 23, 2022.
In this week's episode we are missing Jeremy as he is away at the Savannah Baptist Center Golf fundraiser, so of course we have a little fun at his expense. We talk about the PumpKIN Fest here at the church on Sunday, October 23, 2022, and how we react to samples at Sam's Club. We also talk about the latest message from our message series, Philippians, as we review Philippians 2:5-11. Listen to this message, Humility Embraced, by clicking HERE. Find out more about the Savannah Baptist Center and ways that you can help by clicking HERE. Check out the Bible reading plan through Philippians that Eric mentioned HERE. If you are interested in Pastor Brooks' picture of Adam's fireside chat during Lunch Bunch click HERE.
Sojourn Heights Church is one local church within Sojourn Houston, which is a family of neighborhood churches seeking to share Jesus with our neighbors for the glory of God and the good of our city. This sermon can be found here in audio form or on our YouTube channel for the video.
Live in the therefore. In light of the humility of Jesus let's work out our salvation, witness, and worship with awe and gratitude! Join us Sundays at 10AM - 810 E Union Ave Morganton NC 28655 www.coramdeonc.com
God had done a marvelous work within the Philippians, and that work was to be ‘worked out' in their own lives, demonstrably visible to all. Have you been transformed by Christ? Work out what God has worked in, that all the world might see the work of Jesus. Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/preach-the-word/id1449859151?mt=2 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2aSveQvIs7SPHWB4UcmSUQ
Morning: Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalm 34:4; Psalm 76:10; Psalm 130:5–6; Proverbs 3:26; Proverbs 16:7; Proverbs 21:1; Jeremiah 17:7; Romans 8:31 The Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught. Surely the wrath of man shall praise you; the remnant of wrath you will put on like a belt.—The king's heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will.—When a man's ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning.—I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. “The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms. And he thrust out the enemy before you and said, Destroy.”—“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord.” What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Deuteronomy 33:27 (Listen) 27 The eternal God is your dwelling place,1 and underneath are the everlasting arms.2 And he thrust out the enemy before you and said, ‘Destroy.' Footnotes  33:27 Or a dwelling place  33:27 Revocalization of verse 27 yields He subdues the ancient gods, and shatters the forces of old (ESV) Psalm 34:4 (Listen) 4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. (ESV) Psalm 76:10 (Listen) 10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise you; the remnant1 of wrath you will put on like a belt. Footnotes  76:10 Or extremity (ESV) Psalm 130:5–6 (Listen) 5 I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;6 my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning. (ESV) Proverbs 3:26 (Listen) 26 for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught. (ESV) Proverbs 16:7 (Listen) 7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. (ESV) Proverbs 21:1 (Listen) 21 The king's heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he turns it wherever he will. (ESV) Jeremiah 17:7 (Listen) 7 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD. (ESV) Romans 8:31 (Listen) God's Everlasting Love 31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be1 against us? Footnotes  8:31 Or who is (ESV) Evening: Job 14:1–2; Psalm 73:26; John 14:16; John 14:26; 2 Corinthians 1:3–4; Philippians 2:1; 1 Thessalonians 4:14; 1 Thessalonians 4:17–18 Encouragement in Christ,… comfort from love,… participation in the Spirit. “Man who is born of a woman is few of days and full of trouble. He comes out like a flower and withers; he flees like a shadow and continues not.”—My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. “The Father… will give you another Helper, to be with you forever…. The Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name.”— Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. Since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep…. And so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words. Job 14:1–2 (Listen) Job Continues: Death Comes Soon to All 14 “Man who is born of a woman is few of days and full of trouble.2 He comes out like a flower and withers; he flees like a shadow and continues not. (ESV) Psalm 73:26 (Listen) 26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength1 of my heart and my portion forever. Footnotes  73:26 Hebrew rock (ESV) John 14:16 (Listen) 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper,1 to be with you forever, Footnotes  14:16 Or Advocate, or Counselor; also 14:26; 15:26; 16:7 (ESV) John 14:26 (Listen) 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. (ESV) 2 Corinthians 1:3–4 (Listen) God of All Comfort 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. (ESV) Philippians 2:1 (Listen) Christ's Example of Humility 2 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, (ESV) 1 Thessalonians 4:14 (Listen) 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. (ESV) 1 Thessalonians 4:17–18 (Listen) 17 Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words. (ESV)
What does a lived-out faith look like? Paul gives three descriptors. It's a life earmarked by the absence of grumbling (inwardly) and disputing (outwardly). It's a life of holding fast to Christ our anchor and holding out that faith for others to see. And it's a life of rejoicing in God and sharing that joy with one another. This message was preached by Pastor Gabriel Medina on October 16, 2022.
In this week's episode we have a little fun with a game pitting the North Carolina boys, Jason and Jeremy, against the South Carolina boys, Eric and Adam. We also talk about the latest message from our message series, Philippians, as we review Philippians 2:1-4. Listen to this message, Slaying Selfishness, by clicking HERE.