Finding a Book’s Overall Message – Case Study: Philippians (How to Read the Bible, Ep. 2)

Kirk and Dan continue their work on how to find a Biblical book’s overall message by looking to the book of Philippians as a test case.

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Work What God Is Working (Philippians 2:12-13)


Today I had the privilege of delivering the charge at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission where some men from their recovery program, New Journey, were graduating from the program today. Two of these men were individuals I was assigned to and worked with directly when I worked for this program last year.


Work What God Is Working (Philippians 2:12-13)
Milwaukee Rescue Mission
April 26th, 2019

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The God Worthy to Be Praised (Psalm 145)

The God Worthy to Be Praised (Psalm 145)
Lake Drive Baptist Church
Sunday School

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The following is a concise composition of portions from this exposition.


The Psalms provide us with an inspired model about how to reflect upon and respond to God, not only with our thoughts, but also significantly with our emotions. They teach us not only how to think rightly about God but also how to feel rightly towards God. For example, this particular psalm, Psalm 145, is a psalm of praise. You might say that the psalm’s structure even testifies to the praiseworthiness of God from “A” to “Z,” as each verse in this psalm begins with a subsequent letter from the Hebrew alphabet.

As we move through this Psalm section by section, we will identify and meditate on specific aspects of God that motivate us to worship Him.

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“Are You a Horn Blower?” by Brian Trainer

I heard a great sermon out of Philippians 2:1-11 by Brian Trainer yesterday in chapel (2.28.2012). Here are my sermon notes:

Why we shouldn’t blow our own horn:

  1. Because of Christ’s future exaltation. You cannot blow and bow at the same time (v.9-11).
  2. Because of Christ’s past humiliation. You can’t blow your own horn at the foot of the cross (v.5-8).
  3. Because of our present relationship with Christ (v.1).

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