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The worth of having nothing

August 8, 2014 | Christ, comfort, Gary Combs, God, joy, lack, missions, plenty, relationships, simplicity, worth

“Those things were important to me, but now I think they are worth nothing because of Christ. Not only those things, but I think that all things are worth nothing compared with the greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord” (Philippians 3:7-8 NCV). We just returned from ten days in Guatemala. Ten days of having no… Read more »

Thankful for gospel partnerships

July 3, 2014 | Gary Combs, God, gospel, jesus, joy, Kisoro, missions, partnership, thanks, Uganda

“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus… Read more »

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.

Have you learned the secret of contentment?

May 30, 2014 | Christ, contentment, Gary Combs, God, jesus, joy, peace, stress, worry

“I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  I can do all this through him… Read more »

Experiencing FLOW

November 15, 2013 | bible, flow, fulfillment, Gary Combs, generosity, giving, God, happiness, jesus, joy

“Jesus stood up and cried out, ‘If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water’” (John 7:37-38 ESV). “Freely you have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:8 NIV). “Flow is… being completely involved in an activity for… Read more »

The Mark of Joy

October 11, 2009 | Philippians 4:1-9 | fruit of the spirit, joy

What is the difference between happiness and joy? How can we pursue the mark of joy? Joy flows from God and we must tap into his river of Joy that is resistant to circumstances, and not dependent on them.