November 5 — Psalm 124

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

This Saturday Pastor Jon leaves for Fiji and Australia, so we will be joined, Sunday, by Pastor Rocky Komatsu of Kailua Baptist Church. With him, we will study God’s salvation from Psalm 124. Which means that for the second week in a row, we will be studying a Psalm of Ascent. Included below, is a resource on the Psalms of Ascent to help you better understand the context of Psalm 124 in the Psalter and its significance for the Jewish people, as well as Spurgeon’s commentary on the Psalm from his Treasury of David.

Spurgeon’s Treasury of David, Psalm 124 (Read – 1-26min)

Psalms of Ascent (read – 2min)

OCTOBER 29 — PHILIPPIANS 2:9-11, HAIL THE INCARNATE DEITY

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.” (John 12:24) As selfish people, we try to hold on to the things we value with a vice grip, desperate to ensure that they remain ours. The great paradox which the Bible presents though, is that to truly gain something valuable, we first have to let it go; to receive comfort, we must suffer; to be exalted, we must be humiliated; to live, we must die. And never did anyone suffer, or humble themselves, or die as deeply as our Lord Jesus. And that great descent of his has resulted in the highest and greatest glory. That great exaltation which our Lord is so worthy of will be our topic of study this Sunday.

The resources below are there for further teaching on this weekend’s topic, and to help you prepare your mind and heart for our time together this Sunday.

The Humility and Exaltation of Christ – John MacArthur (Read – 24min, Listen – 58min)

God’s Most Successful Setback – John Piper (Read – 1min)

OCTOBER 22 — PHILIPPIANS 2:5-8, VEILED IN FLESH, THE GODHEAD SEE

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

2000 years ago, on the northern border of Israel, Jesus—after asking “Who do people say that I am?”—asked Peter, “But who do you say that I am?” The importance and urgency of this question remains to this day, as much as it did all those years ago. For the difference between a correct answer to that question and incorrect one, is the difference between an eternity of bliss and an eternity of sorrow. And in a world where a myriad of answers to that question exists, we are behooved in every way to be assured that we have the correct answer. That question we will answer this Sunday, as we study Philippians 2:5-8.

The resources below are there for further teaching on this weekend’s topic, and to help you prepare your mind and heart for our time together this Sunday.

He Humbled Himself – Alistair Begg (Listen – 40min)

How can a person have a divine nature and a human nature at the same time in the way that we believe Jesus Christ did? (Read 2min)

OCTOBER 15 — PHILIPPIANS 2:5-8, THE FIGHT FOR UNITY, PART 3 — THE MODEL OF UNITY

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

Though we’ve studied the past two weeks the motives and then the means to unity, we may still be left asking the question, “What do these principles and ideas look like in my life?” The answer to that question is, in short, Jesus. He demonstrated the utmost humility in his incarnation and death. To his example we look, as we strive for unity with one another. And that is just what we will do this Sunday, as we study Philippians 2:5-8.

The resources below are there for further teaching on this weekend’s topic, and to help you prepare your mind and heart for our time together this Sunday.

The Attitude of Christ – Alistair Begg (Listen – 43min)

Humility in the Life of Jesus – Andrew Murray (Pg.12-14; Read – 4min)

OCTOBER 8 — PHILIPPIANS 2:2-4, THE FIGHT FOR UNITY, PART 2 — THE MEANS TO UNITY

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

Last Sunday, we studied the various reasons for being unified with one another in the church. Yet, merely desiring unity isn’t enough, we need to know how to become unified. That is exactly what we will learn this Sunday as we study the means of unity from Philippians 2. Follow the links below to prepare your heart for this coming Lord’s day.

The Marks of Spiritual Unity – John MacArthur (Listen – 47min, Read – 21min)

OCTOBER 1 — PHILIPPIANS 2:1, THE FIGHT FOR UNITY, PART 1 — MOTIVES FOR UNITY

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

Since we live in an individualistic culture, it is easy to imagine our relationship with God as a purely personal one, involving just God and ourselves. However, the relationship the New Testament presents is a relationship between God and His entire body, the Church, of which we are all individual members. This communal relationship demands of us to ask then, not only, “How should I relate to God?”, but also “Because of my relationship with God, how should I relate to those who also have a relationship with God?” This is the exact question we will begin to answer as we start the second chapter of Philippians this weekend. Listen to the resources below to prepare yourself for this Lord’s day.

 

Living in Harmony – Alistair Begg (Listen – 26min)

SEPTEMBER 24 — PHILIPPIANS 1:28b-30, Resting in the Sovereignty of God

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

As we have studied the first chapter of Philippians, we have learned much from Paul about how we are to respond to the inevitable suffering we will face in our lives. This Sunday, we will conclude our study of the first chapter by learning how God’s election of us insures our perseverance through life’s trials, and we therefore have no reason to fear. In order to prepare yourself for this Sunday’s sermon, check out the resources below.

Belief and Suffering (Read – 2min)

Conduct Worthy of the Church – John MacArthur (Listen – 55min, Read – 32min)

SEPTEMBER 17 — PHILIPPIANS 1:27-28A, WALK WORTHY OF THE GOSPEL

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

As Christians we have truly been given the highest and most noble calling through the gospel of Christ, by which we have become princes and priests in God’s Kingdom. It is our commission now to live lives worthy of this most excellent calling. This Sunday we will discover how we can live this “worthy” life from Philippians 1:27-28a. Use the resources below to prepare yourself for our time of worship and fellowship Sunday!

Suffering, Faith, and the Sign of Fearlessness – John Piper (Listen – 43min, Read – 12min)