May 302010

Philippians: Jesus Our Joy – Philippians4:14-23 – by Pastor Rudy Dolloso Jr. – Sunday, 05/30/2010

Believers cannot begin to comprehend God’s riches in glory—his riches are limitless, infinite. If it is from that storehouse that believers’ needs are met. We may not get all that we want, but God will provide what we need. By trusting in Christ, our attitudes and appetites can change from wanting everything to accepting his provision and power to live for Him.

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May 302010

Philippians: Jesus Our Joy – Philippians4:10-13 – by Pastor Rudy Dolloso Jr. – Sunday, 05/23/2010

A contented person is confident in God’s providence, satisfied with little, independent from circumstances, strengthened by divine power, and preoccupied with the well-being of others. When life is tough, when you are tempted to lose contentmen…t always remember, “It could be worse.”

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May 102010

Philippians: Jesus Our Joy – Philippians4:4-7 – by Pastor Rudy Dolloso Jr. – Sunday, 05/09/2010

People become worried, anxious, and fearful because they do not trust in God’s wisdom, power, or goodness. They fear that God is not wise enough, strong enough, or good enough to prevent disaster. It may be that this sinful doubt is because their knowledge of Him is faulty, or that sin in their lives has crippled their faith.

Thankful prayer brings release from fear and worry, because it affirms God’s sovereign control over every circumstance, and that His purpose is the believer’s good (Rom. 8:28).

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May 022010

Philippians: Jesus Our Joy – Philippians 3:18-4:1 – by Pastor Rudy Dolloso Jr. – Sunday, 05/02/2010

Paul gets tough with mere earthlings here: people who live to appease their appetites, who believe so strongly in their greatness that they become slaves to pride.

What horrible people these must be, so concerned with earthly trivia that even at worship their minds wander to dinner arrangements and weekly appointments. So consumed with work that worship is inconvenient. So busy planning the next party that prayer gets pushed aside once again. Paul wants none of these people in the church.

Are we in danger of being enemies of the Cross? Is too much of our time spent on efforts that will not endure in eternity, seeking earthly pleasures, satisfying our physical desires? We must set our minds on knowing Christ, not on pursuing the things of this world.

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