Philippians: Joyfully Progressing in the Faith Need to overcome anxiety, increase joy, find encouragement, or persevere with positivity amidst challenges? Want to grow in spiritual maturity and vitality? Check-out Philippians. During his time in prison in the first century, the Apostle Paul wrote a letter to one of his favourite groups of people, the church at the ancient city of Philippi. This encouraging, inspiring, Jesus-centered, divinely inspired letter to the Philippians is focused on Paul’s desire for the church to joyfully progress in their faith. Wherever we are at in our journey with Jesus, all of us, just like the Philippians can continue to grow and persevere and do it with joy!

Money Matters: Jesus-centered Financial Practices – Phil #13

As Paul ends the letter to the Philippians discussing finances, one can see some radical perspectives when it comes to money. Giving to gospel work is viewed as leading to divide credit/interest. Paul desires the Philippians to have an eternal reward. This relates to Jesus’ instruction that we should be “rich towards God” in Luke 12. What does this mean? What are the financial practices that God has given to his people to lead us towards being rich towards him and wise in his eyes?

Luke 12:15-30
March 19, 2017

Christ + Cash: Jesus-centered Financial Perspectives – Phil #12

How can Paul, while in chains, say he is content? How do we get to the point where enough is enough? What is the biblical framework that can give us a perspective on finances that is Jesus-centered and moves us towards contentment as well? Pastor Brett zooms out of Philippians and discusses three central points that can shape our finances and our lives.

Philippians 4:10-23
March 12, 2017

Looking Up + Locking Arms With Joy – Phil #11

How do we lower anxiety and increase joy? What does Christian maturity look like? In this rich passage, maturity, joy, and relationships are addressed. Pastor Brett discusses this rich passage and how maturity involves looking up for joy and locking arms with joy.

Philippians 4:1-9
February 26, 2017

Spreading “Heaven-ness” – Phil #10

What does it look like for Jesus to be “Lord” of our lives? What is involved in being a “citizen of heaven”? Guest speaker, Ricky Stephens, thoughtfully walks through this portion of the letter to the Philippians helping us understand how God invites us to live differently. Be challenged and enjoy!

Philippians 3:17-4:1
February 19, 2017

Press-on for the Prize that Prizes You – Phil #9

There are two ditches. One is apathy and not pursuing God and his purposes. The other is earning, aiming to work hard for God to gain his approval. We hear the words of Scripture that call us to “press-on.” How do we proceed passionately but also peacefully without striving and earning?

Philippians 3:7-16
February 12, 2017

Jesus + Nothing = Everything – Phil #8

What is your treasure? The apostle Paul claims that all his success, he would put in the loss category in order to gain more of Christ. How would God speak to us through this powerful passage?

Philippians 3:1-12
January 29, 2017

The Humble Path of Progress – Phil #7

How do we progress before God? How do we look to the interests of others and not just our own? How does Lone Survivor and Christmas relate to this? Listen as Pastor Brett teaches on the famous Philippians passage about the humility of Jesus. Note: this teaching is a crossover teaching between our Philippians and Christmas series.

Philippians 2:1-11
December 4, 2016

Partnering for Progress – Phil #6

Have you ever considered the importance of progressing in the faith? What about the central role that other people play in our journey towards spiritual maturity. In this practical teaching, Pastor Brett discusses how in order for us to progress in the faith, and for the faith to progress, partnership is necessary.

Phil 2:1-4; 19-30
November 27, 2016

Progressing in light of eternity – Phil #5

How does our perspective of eternity impact how we live and joyfully progress in the faith today? Citylights intern, Brenden Sharp examines having an eternal prize, perspective, and posture.

Philippians 1:19-26
November 20, 2016

United for Progress – Phil #4

The importance of unity within the church community is discussed at a house church gathering.

Philippians 1:27-30
November 13, 2016