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Unwrapping the Savior

December 9, 2018 | Philippians 2:1-11 | christmas

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The first Christmas was a humble one. Jesus was not born in a royal palace, but in an animal pen. He was not born as a prince, but as a pauper. His birth was not announced before high society, but before lowly shepherds. He slept not on a bed with sheets, but a manger filled with straw. Jesus came not as a Sovereign, but as a Servant. Jesus came to save us. He came to be our Savior.

In Paul’s letter to the Philippians, he described the humble mind of Christ which moved Him to come to us as Savior. We can understand the humble mind of Christ which moved Him to come to us as Savior.

Fresh Relationships

January 17, 2016 | Philippians 2:1-5 | beginnings, family, relationships

It can be difficult to have good lifelong relationships with family, with co-workers, and even with friends. Many of our relationships end in quarrel or just dissolve in indifference. God shows us through the cross that His relationship to us is selfless, unconditionally loving, and full of mercy and grace. He commissions us to do the same with others.

In the apostle Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi, he taught them that they could experience the joy of right relationships through knowing Christ. This is the secret. We need Jesus to give us peace within, before we can have peace with others. We can experience the joy of right relationships with others through Christ.

The Mark of Joy

May 24, 2015 | Philippians 4:1-9 | character, discipleship, fruit of the spirit

Pastor Jonathan Combs teaches from Philippians 4:1-9 on the true joy that comes from the Holy Spirit. This joy is not based on our circumstances, but is found only in the Lord, can be nurtured only in prayer, and changes our thought processes based on the gospel.

Reset Your Focus

February 1, 2015 | Philippians 3:12-17 | beginnings, work

In this conclusion to the RESET sermon series, Pastor Gary helps us understand how to focus our efforts towards God’s priorities and how all work is sacred when it is given to God as worship.

Are You Learning the Joy of Contentment in Every Circumstance?

June 1, 2014 | Philippians 4:4-13 | discipleship, joy

Pastor Gary Combs concluded the sermon series “Diagnosing Your Spiritual Health” with this message from Philippians about the Christian’s contentment. As we trust Christ more and more we are able to find our contentment in Him and not in the ever changing circumstances of life.

Growing in Behaving

January 27, 2013 | Philippians 2:12-18 | discipleship

Pastor Gary Combs continues the sermon series “Healthy for Life” with this message about how our behavior should grow to match our believing. In other words, following Christ and believing in Him should affect how we live and behave. This is part three in a five part series discussing the four areas that Jesus grew as found in Luke 2:52. How we behave doesn’t save us, but being saved should affect our behavior.

At The Line

December 30, 2012 | Philippians 3:12-14 | beginnings

Justin Norden, Director of Discipleship at WCC, brought this end of the year message entitled “At the Line.” This message from Philippians 3:12-14 challenges us to view our past, present and future through the lens of God’s Word and direction.

All I Want for Christmas is Joy

December 2, 2012 | Philippians 4:1-9 | christmas

Pastor Gary Combs begins a new 4-part Christmas sermon series discussing the truly meaningful gifts that God offers us through Christ. This first message, taken from Philippians 4:1-9, reveals to us the necessary “right” conditions for living a life marked by Joy.

Time for Serving

October 28, 2012 | Philippians 2:1-11 | discipleship, generosity

Pastor Gary Combs continues the “Time to Thrive” sermon series with this message from Philippians about how Christ humbled himself and became a servant, considering others better than Himself. In this message entitled, “Time for Serving,” Pastor Gary describes how God has shaped us to have the same mind as Christ and to serve His purpose.

The Sovereign That Served

June 12, 2011 | Philippians 2 | jesus

Pastor Gary Combs continues the four part series “Four Pillars of Christology” with this message from Philippians entitled, “The Sovereign That Served.”