In this final message from our Philippians series, Jonathan Shanks unpacks Philippians 4:8-13—Paul's final exhortations to the church at Philippi. Think on good. Be content. Be generous. Trust God.
In October-November of 2022, NorthernLife are studying Paul’s letter to the Philippians.
"Rejoice in the Lord always... Do not be anxious about anything." In Philippians 4:4-7, Paul sets up a paradigm juxtaposing rejoicing and anxiety. Both are internal responses to external realities. How are we to rejoice always? To not be anxious about anything? Paul...
Perfect means complete, mature, finished. In Philippians 3, Paul calls us to be perfect. In this message, Jonathan Shanks unpacks what it means to be a perfect Christian. Perfect Christians: 1. DO die daily 2. DON'T live as enemies of the Cross 3. DO look through to...
We relate to the world on the basis of what we know about it, yet there are holes in our 'knowings' that can't be filled. This message from Philippians 3:10-14 will encourage you to know Christ and the power of His resurrection.
If you were to die tomorrow and stand before the pearly white gates of Heaven and an angel were to ask you why you should be let into Heaven, what would you say? Would you cite your long list of achievements and accomplishments in this world? No—you would plead the...
Philippians 2:15 says "Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky." Christians are called to stand out among the world. This message will encourage you to "work out your salvation with fear and trembling."
In Philippians 2:1-11, Paul exhorts the Philippians to unity through humility by looking at the example of Jesus on the cross. In this message, Benjamin Shanks teaches on the need for gospel unity through humility.
"Whatever you do, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel." What does it mean to live a live worthy of the gospel? In this message, Jonathan Shanks unpacks Philippians 1:27-30.
The Apostle Paul said "for to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain." Amidst suffering and difficulty, Paul was able to refocus his gaze on the Gospel and it transformed the way he lived. Can we be a people who say, with Paul, "to live is Christ and to die is gain?"
I love my church! The Philippine church was quite possibly Paul's favourite church. Why? They had Gospel JOY, Gospel UNITY, and Gospel LOVE. The Gospel is absolutely central to everything we do at NorthernLife, and this message will encourage you to get involved.