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!

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

Strange People – The Philippians History – Phil #3

Get the background on how Philippians started. If you were going to start a church in an influential city, who would you choose? For most of us, it is clear that God chooses differently because the group that most likely becomes the start of the church in Philippi is a strange group. Additionally, God chooses strange methods, including suffering. Guest speaker Josh Dool comments on how God uses suffering for his glory and how he unites strange people.

Acts 16:12-40
November 6, 2016

The Prize of a Progressing Perspective – Phil #2

The power of perspective! What we prize we prioritize. What is the prize of our perspective? This is a powerful question to ask and for Jesus-followers we must examine what a jesus-centered perspective looks like. In this passage, the apostle Paul gives an example of a mature perspective. Enjoy this inspiring teaching that comments on Eddy the Eagle, the Magnificent 7, and more.

Philippians 1:12-21
October 30, 2016

The Progressing Process – Phil #1

Welcome to the letter to the Philippians! This encouraging, challenging, inspiring, radical letter is introduced by Pastor Brett as he examines the opening verses of Paul’s words to the church in the ancient city of Philippi. Words of God for them and for us.

Philippians 1:1-11
October 16, 2016