"EXPERIENCING CHRIST - CHRIST OUR PATTERN"
TEXT: VERSES 5
INTRO: The Epistle of Paul to the Philippians teaches us "THE JOY OF THE CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE AS IT RELATES TO CHRIST OUR SUFFICIENCY." The reality of that statement is seen in the CHRISTIAN'S EXPERIENCE THROUGH CHRIST (WHAT WE HAVE IN CHRIST) and the PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WE HAVE THROUGH OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST. Last week we noted that CHRIST IS OUR LIFE - 1:21. Today we will note that CHRIST IS OUR PATTERN - 2:5-12.
Sermon preached 8/2/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dul
“THE CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE IN CHRIST = THE DIVINE PEACE"
1) THE PRACTICE OF MODERATION - VS. 5a
“Let Your Moderation be Known Unto All Men”
2) THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD - VS. 5b
“The Lord is at Hand”
3) THE PRECLUSION OF WORRY - VS. 6a
“Be Careful For Nothing”
4) THE PERFORMANCE OF PRAYER - VS. 6b
“In Everything by Prayer and Supplication with Thanksgiving"
Sermon preached 7/12/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
Part #2 preached 7/19/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
"THE CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE IN CHRIST = THE DIVINE PRIZE"
OBSERVATION: Among the many things we will experience when we get to Heaven will be DIVINE REWARDS and a DIVINE PRIZE.
-THE DIVINE REWARDS - Based upon our PRACTICE on Earth
1 Corinthians 3:12-14
-THE DIVINE PRIZE - Based upon our POSITION in Christ
Sermon preached 6/28/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
"THE CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE = DIVINE PLEASURE"
I. THE PERSON TO CONSIDER - "GOD"
II. THE POWER TO CONSIDER - "WORKETH IN YOU?"
III. THE PURPOSE TO CONSIDER - "TO WILL AND TO DO"
IV. THE PLEASURE TO CONSIDER - "HIS GOOD PLEASURE"
Sermon preached 6/7/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
“THE BIBLICAL TEACHING ON PLAGUES AND PESTILENCES”
INTRO: It is important for every Christian to live according to the BIBLICAL WORLD VIEW. In short, the BIBLICAL WORLD VIEW INVOLVES LOOKING AT EVERYTHING THROUGH THE EYES OF THE WORD OF GOD AND ORDERING ONE’S LIFE ACCORDINGLY. In every plan we consider, in every decision we make, in every attitude we have and in every thing we face we should ask, WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT IT? We are now several weeks into the COVID-19 VIRUS, something that has brought conditions into our world, our culture and our lives that we would have never considered. In reality, what we are facing is a PLAGUE. So the question is, “DOES THE BIBLE GIVE ANY TEACHING ABOUT THE EXISTENCE AND NATURE OF PLAGUES? The answer is, YES IT DOES! So, today we will consider THE BIBLICAL TEACHING ON PLAGUES, so that we may learn how to face COVID-19 BIBLICALLY.
Sermon preached 4/19/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
“THE VALUE OF THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST’
1 CORINTHIANS 15:1-20
2 TIMOTHY 2:7,8
THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST IS THAT IT IS THE FOUNDATIONAL BASIS, THE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENT, AND THE CENTRAL THEME OF CHRISTIANITY. WITHOUT THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST THERE WOULD BE NO CHRISTIANITY.
Sermon preached 4/12/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
“ONE GREAT WEEK IN TIME”
ONE KING – ONE SACRIFICE – ONE RESURRECTION
INTRO: Did you ever have a week that was filled with activity and when you looked back upon it you marveled at all the quality work that was done? Well, the last week of Jesus Christ before His SACRIFICIAL DEATH AND GLORIOUS RESURRECTION was that kind of a week and was filled with very significant eternal and redemptive work. The last week before Christ’s death and resurrection is commonly referred to as THE WEEK OF HIS PASSION and included at least 50 events that culminated in THE RESURRECTION. In today’s message, let’s examine THREE OF THOSE GREAT EVENTS and what they mean to the eternal and redemptive work of Christ. THIS ONE GREAT WEEK IN TIME INVOLVED ONE KING, ONE SACRIFICE AND ONE RESURRECTION that changed the course of history.
Sermon preached 4/5/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
“THE BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW OF COVID-19”
INTRO: WHY IS GOD ALLOWING COVID-19 TO CONTINUE? DOESN’T GOD KNOW HE IS MAKING IT DIFFICULT ON HUMANITY? DOESN’T GOD KNOW THAT MANY WILL BECOME SICK AND DIE? DOES GOD KNOW WHAT HE IS DOING? IS GOD IN CHARGE OR IS THE WORLD OUT OF CONTROL? The answer to those questions is that GOD IS ALLOWING COVID-19 FOR A PURPOSE. HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT HE IS DOING. HE KNOWS WHAT THE OUTCOME WILL BE. HE IS IN CHARGE. AND WHEN HE IS READY, GOD WILL BRING COVID-19 TO AN END AND HE WILL BE GLORIFIED. Let’s take some time this morning to explain all of this.
A FACT: The answer to COVID-19 is found in the PROVIDENCE OF GOD.
Sermon preached 3/29/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
SERIES: TRUE SPIRITUALITY
"THE KEY TO TRUE SPIRITUALITY - BIBLICAL SANCTIFICATION"
1 THESSALONIANS 4:1-7
INTRO: Over the past few weeks we have been involved in a series that, in many ways, will MAKE OR BREAK the spiritual life, service and testimony of many within our congregation. The topic is TRUE SPIRITUALITY. God desires each of us to be BIBLICALLY SPIRITUAL so that He can use us properly for His honor and glory. Today, the Lord willing, we will conclude the series that I trust will be a blessing to your walk with the Lord. Let's open our hearts to see what the Lord has for us today.
Sermon preached 3/1/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull