Entries by Evelyn

A Generation Z Easter – John 20: 24-29

By Dave Urbanski. Listen to the sermon Watch the sermon Read the sermon transcript This Sunday was our Easter service, and Pastor Scott focused our attention on the Apostle Thomas, who has been — perhaps unfairly — stuck with the nickname “Doubting Thomas” ever since that momentous Sunday about 2,000 years ago. You know the […]

The Secret of Contentment – Philippians 4:11-19

By Dave Urbanski. Listen to the sermon Watch the sermon Read the sermon transcript During our final Sunday studying Paul’s letter to the Philippians, Pastor Scott focused on the “Secret of Contentment” as we examined verses 11, 12, 13, and 19 in chapter four. Here are those verses: “11 Not that I am speaking of being […]

Handling Anxiety (Part 3) – Philippians 4:8-9

Listen to the sermon Watch the sermon Read the sermon transcript In our study Sunday focusing on Philippians 4:8-9, Pastor Scott had us consider the idea of junk food — but not the Doritos, Nilla Wafers, and Breyers ice cream we consume from time to time. (Or maybe more than from time to time!) Instead […]

Handling Anxiety (Part 2) – Philippians 4:6-7

Written by Dave Urbanski Listen to the sermon Watch the sermon Read the sermon transcript On Sunday Pastor Scott took us through Philippians 4:6-7 in part 2 of his series on managing anxiety — and the words that start things off make up one of the most well-known phrases in Scripture: “Do not be anxious […]

Handling Anxiety (Part 1) – Philippians 4:1-9

Written by Dave Urbanski Listen to the sermon Watch the sermon Read the sermon transcript As we delved Sunday into chapter 4 of Paul’s letter to the Philippians — and the theme Pastor Scott will take us through: Anxiety — he pointed out four principles in the first five verses that will prepare us to […]

Five Secrets for Winners – Philippians 3:12-21

Written by Dave Urbanski Listen to the sermon Watch the sermon Read the sermon transcript The first sentence in the passage we studied together Sunday reads as follows, “Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.” (Philippians […]

It’s Time For A Spiritual Audit – Philippians 3:7-10

Written by Dave Urbanski Listen to the sermon Watch the sermon Read the sermon transcript During this Sunday’s study of Philippians 3, we saw the Apostle Paul having just communicated his long list of accomplishments that should place him at the top of humanity’s heap. Indeed, Paul was a “blameless” Pharisee — “a Hebrew of […]

Joy Stealers – Philippians 3:1-6

Listen to the sermon Read the sermon transcript In our study Sunday of Philippians 3:1-6, we learned about “joy stealers.” It’s a concept to which all of us can relate, since life is frequently full of circumstances that conspire to bring us down emotionally. Of course there are relatively little things that happen, such as […]

A burrito and The Gospel – Philippians 2:19-30

Written by Dave Urbanski Listen to the sermon Watch the sermon Read the sermon transcript No matter how Christians participate in the act of advancing the gospel of Jesus Christ, three elements are always present: 1. Compassion (Do you care?) 2. Faithfulness (Are you reliable?) 3. Availability (Are you ready?) In fact, these three qualities […]

How to Live in a Crooked World – Philippians 2:14-18

Written by Dave Urbanski Listen to the sermon Watch the sermon Read the sermon transcript We just went through the theology of complaining in our study last Sunday, which covered just one verse from the second chapter of Philippians (verse 14): “Do all things without grumbling or disputing.” And as Pastor Scott pointed out — both during […]

Theology of complaining – Philippians 2:14

Written by Dave Urbanski Listen to the sermon Watch the sermon Read the sermon transcript This past Sunday we focused on just one Bible verse — and it’s one we all know well, either from our own study of Scripture … or because we’re all quite familiar with the subject matter. “Do all things without […]

It’s time for Your Workout – Philippians 2:12-13

Written by Dave Urbanski Listen to the sermon Watch the sermon Read the sermon transcript As we got back into Paul’s letter to the Philippians amid the outset of 2022, we looked at a verse Sunday that is often misunderstood. It’s found in chapter 2, verse 12: “Work out your own salvation with fear and […]

Christmas Surprise – Matthew 1:18-25

Written by Dave Urbanski Listen to the sermon Watch the sermon Read the sermon transcript Life is full of surprises. Sometimes the surprises are wonderful and exciting and put smiles on our faces and make us thankful to be alive. But life also brings surprises that don’t make us feel very good. They can be […]

The Wonder of Christmas – Philippians 2:5-11

Written by Dave Urbanski Listen to the sermon Watch the sermon Read the sermon transcript It’s so cool that the verses we studied on Sunday from Philippians 2 get right to the heart of a subject that’s central to our lives — and coming up on the calendar: The Wonder of Christmas! Pastor Scott began […]

Honor – Philippians 2:3-5

Written by Dave Urbanski Listen to the sermon Watch the sermon Read the sermon transcript When Pastor Scott led our study Sunday covering the well-known passage of Philippians 2:3-5, he offered insights regarding Paul’s God-inspired words to his brothers and sisters that furthered our understanding of relationships, especially in a practical sense. The passage reads, […]