First Baptist Church - Wisconsin Rapids, WI
By First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church - Wisconsin Rapids, WIMay 30, 2023
Philippians 4:10-13: The Secret of Contentment
Paul rejoices in the Philippians' renewed care for him, although he says he does not speak of being in need, though in chains. Paul has learned in whatever situation to be content, saying he could do all things through Christ who strengthens him. Misconceptions of God related to these verses. Finding contentment in God in the midst of evil, and in prosperity.
Philippians 4:8-9: Think and Do These Things
Paul instructs Christians to think on virtues such as things that are just, noble, lovely, and excellent. Pastor Josh explains the historic Christian understanding of virtue as the right ordering of love, with help from Augustine of Hippo, and comments on the example of John Adams, America's second President. Lastly, can man attain to virtue and bliss by his own working?
Philippians 4:4-7: Rejoice in the Lord Always
The Apostle Paul writes to the Philippians from prison to remind them to rejoice in the Lord always, to let their gentleness be known to all men, and to pray rather than be anxious. Applying this text to the current cultural situation.
Phil. 4:1-3: Stand Fast in the Lord
Paul exhorts the church at Philippi to stand fast in the Lord.
Philippians 3:17-21: Follow the Pattern of Faithful Christians
Pastor Josh continues his exposition of the book of Philippians. The apostle Paul urges the Philippians to follow his example in walking in the way of Christ and His cross, and warns them of those who make themselves enemies of the cross of Christ, who make their god their belly, and who glory in their shame. How we see this happening in our time in rampant sexual immorality, including homosexuality and transexuality. How it is a theological problem.
Philippians 3:12-16: Pressing Toward the Goal
Christians, justified by faith alone in Christ alone, press toward the goal of the resurrection and to lay hold of Christ with Olympic strivings, for the glory of Christ who laid hold of them.
Matthew 28:1-10: The Resurrection
Pastor Josh preaches an Easter Sunday sermon from Matthew's account of the resurrection. Why did the risen Christ tell His disciples not to be afraid?
Philippians 3:3-11: Gaining Christ by Faith Alone
Paul considers all of his merits and good deeds filth in order to gain Christ, not having his own righteousness from a covenant of works, but the righteousness which is from God by faith in Christ.
Philippians 3:1-2: Rejoice in the Lord
Paul again exhorts the church to rejoice in the Lord in the midst of their trials. Pastor Josh explains why it is Christians above all people who can rejoice and remain steadfast in the evils of the day, including government corruption. Paul also warns the church of false teachers, whom he calls dogs, evil workers, and mutilaters of the flesh. Why does Paul use such harsh language against these teachers, and is there a place for such language in the Christian life?
Philippians 2:17-30: The Service of Faith
Paul, Timothy, and Epaphroditus demonstrate the mind of Christ in pouring out their lives for the faith of the gospel.
Philippians 2:12-16: Work Out Your Salvation with Fear and Trembling
In light of the excellency of Christ, His condescension and exaltation--freely leaving heaven to go to hell and back for His church--how should Christians live? Paul commands believers to work out their salvation with fear and trembling and live blameless and harmless lives, shining as lights in a dark world.
Philippians 2:5-11: The Mind of Christ, Pt. 2
The mind of Christ, displayed in His living and suffering in order to purchase the grace of justification, life, and glory for all who believe.
Philippians 2:1-4: The Mind of Christ
Pastor Josh continues his exposition of Philippians. What does it mean for the church to be like-minded? What does it mean to consider others' interests as well as your own? Does Christianity teach that self-interest is sinful?
Philippians 1:22-30: Living Lives Worthy of the Gospel
Christians need not fear death and are therefore free to live as citizens worthy of the gospel of Christ. What kind of adversaries the Christian should expect, and how to respond. How governments in the West are becoming more adversarial to the gospel of Christ and His church.
Philippians 1:19-21: Living, When Dying is Gain
The Apostle Paul provides the reason for his rejoicing in Christ, in spite of his imprisonment for the gospel.
Philippians 1:12-18: Rejoicing in the Furtherance of the Gospel
The third sermon in Pastor Josh's exposition of the book of Philippians. God makes evil turn for good as Paul's imprisonment causes the gospel to advance further still. Application: Christians rejoice with Paul in the advance of the gospel of Christ in the face of evil, but do we all mean the same thing when we say the word "gospel"?
Philippians 1:1-8: Gratitude for Gospel Partnership
Pastor Josh begins preaching through the book of Philippians.