Category Archives: STUDIES IN PHILIPPIANS

245. “Learning to rejoice in the Lord no matter what!”  A Sermon on Philippians 4:4-7 preached at Port Macquarie  Anglican church, on Sunday 15th October 2017. [An 82nd Birthday gift to me from Stuart our Rector.)

It was the year 1988. I was moving from being the Dean of the Cathedral in Armidale to be in charge of the Healing Ministry in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney. It was obvious that the congregation would contain many people … Continue reading

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201. “Experiencing The Peace Of Jesus.” Jesus said, “My peace I leave with you.” Adapted from a sermon on John 14:25-31. (No 3 in series of 3 on Love, Joy and Peace)

PEACE. What is it? Was it when Armistice was declared in 1918? Was it when World War 2 came to an end? Is it the time when noisy neighbours quieten down? Is it when all the visitors finally leave? Have … Continue reading

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068. Lenten Studies in Philippians. Part 7. “Focussing On The Good For Victory”. Phil 4:8-23.

No one wants to be a failure in life. We long to be successful in achieving our goals. Christian believers have the same desire, to be successful in living lives that reflect their commitment to Christ. We see in this chapter that success comes from having the right … Continue reading

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067. Lenten Studies on Philippians. Part 6. “Rejoicing In The Lord.” Philippians 4:1-7.

“Rejoice in the Lord always.” Only a short phrase but one packed with meaning. It is all too easy to read that verse in chapter 4 and to miss its deep implications. What does it really mean to “rejoice in the Lord?” … Continue reading

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066. LENTEN STUDIES IN PHILIPPIANS. Part 5. “The Surpassing Worth of Knowing Christ Jesus As Lord.” Phil 3:1-21

How do you help someone who is feeling a little bit battered? You can sympathise with them and try to show by your sympathy that you care about them and their needs. But that is only a temporary help to them. … Continue reading

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065. Lenten Studies On Philippians. Part 4. “God At Work Through His Humble People.” Phil 2:13-30

It is not easy to see what Paul was trying to do in Chapter 2. In verses 1 to 11 St Paul had used the example of Jesus in His life and death as the pattern for the humility to … Continue reading

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064. Lenten Studies on Philippians. Part 3. “Submitting to the King of Kings”. Philippians 2:1-11

It’s very sad to see people who are living far below their potential. They might be very intelligent but have never committed themselves to study. They might be gifted athletically but never bothered to compete. They might have been blessed … Continue reading

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