We don’t often think of “Joyful” and “Sacrifice” as words that would go well together. It seems a bit like combining ice cream and pickles, or chocolate pudding and jalapeños. But, as we learned from Vic Anderson’s sermon from Philippians 2:17 – 3:1, joyful sacrifice is exactly what we as believers are called to.
We live in a world of self-exaltation…a world that strives for power, that strives to be first. Unfortunately, our bent is to put ourselves and our own interests above others. But we pledge and declare our allegiance to a Savior that modeled something very different for us. In Philippians 2:6-11 we read that rather than […]
It seems that opposition to the gospel restricts its progress. From antagonistic ideas of philosophers to frightening intimidation of terrorists, stiff headwinds impede our Christian beliefs. Progress appears to be halted. Yet, this Sunday’s text encourages us that when it comes to the gospel, regress results in progress; when pushed backward we are actually advancing forward. Vic Anderson […]