Philippians 1:18-26 To Live Is Christ

What is life?… Life does not just mean eating and drinking and sleeping and rising and doing my work or job in life. That is not what Paul means by life. He means a purpose in life, the things that give it real meaning. He is referring to how I spend most of my time […]

Posted on: February 26, 2015 - 10:00PM

Philippians 1:12-18 How Suffering Serves To Advance the Gospel

Paul is going to challenge you to view your adversity in light of its kingdom contribution. In doing so, he insists that adversity does not stymie the gospel; rather, it advances the gospel. Paul puts it like this: “Now I want you to know, brethren, that my circumstances have turned out for the greater progress […]

Posted on: February 19, 2015 - 10:00PM

Resource Highlight – For Us and for Our Salvation

Do not devote your attention to the fallacies of artificial discourses, nor the vain promises of plagiarizing heretics, but to the venerable simplicity of unassuming truth. – Hippolytus, 325 A.D. Have you ever wondered what happened to the advancement of the gospel the first several hundred years after the apostles? What efforts did the men […]

Posted on: February 17, 2015 - 8:00AM

Philippians 1:8-11 Abounding for the Glory of God

Christian growth, says Paul, is for the day of Christ, that is, with a view to Christ’s coming. He is on his way and we must be prepared for him. The responsibility to be ready is wholly ours. It is our love which is to abound more and more; it is we who are to advance inknowledge and to see […]

Posted on: February 12, 2015 - 10:00PM

CLC Men’s Camping Retreat 2015

This past weekend was CLC’s Annual Men’s Camping Retreat. This retreat is probably one of my favorite events that we do each year. Getting to hang out and sit around the fire, play football or Frisbee, and just do manly things we can’t always do at home provides for a fun weekend. One of my […]

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Philippians 1:3-8 Joyful Partnership in the Gospel

“I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now” (v.5). This word ‘partnership’ is a well-known Greek word, koinonia, often translated ‘fellowship’ a sharing in something, participating in something divine and eternal, something greater than we could ever be or do on our own. It means […]

Posted on: February 5, 2015 - 10:00PM

The Sick and Widespread Nature of Prejudice

On Sunday, Justin preached a standalone sermon from Ephesians 2 and 3, connecting the multi-faceted wisdom of God (Ephesians 3:10) with the diverse unity described in the previous verses. The sermon addressed what is known as “racism”. But as Justin pointed out, the idea of multiple “races” existing other the human race is a social […]

Posted on: February 3, 2015 - 10:47AM