Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sermon Notes from Sunday, 10.30.11

Here is this Sunday's sermon notes on Philippians 4.4-7.  Sometime midweek, you can find these notes in PDF and the sermon audio at  The sermon audio is also available via our podcast on iTunes.

A Different Kind of Reasonable
Philippians 4.4-7

The Lord is near.
  • This is great news for all sorts of people.

  • The repetition is for emphasis – rejoice in every kind of circumstance.
  • This is joy in the Lord – a joy that comes from knowing and walking with Christ, His own joy in us.

  • In light of who God is and what He has done, we persevere under distress.
  • “A humble, patient steadfastness, which is able to submit to injustice, disgrace and maltreatment without hatred or malice, trusting God in spite of it all.” ~ P. O’Brien
  • The repetition is for emphasis – we talk to God about items of mutual concern.
  • Thanksgiving helps keep perspective in our petitions.

  • The kind of peace that comes is a byproduct of seeing His majesty and sharing His friendship.
  • The kind of peace that comes does not reside in our understanding but our hearts.
  • The kind of peace that comes protects our hearts and minds from anxiety.

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