A Thankful Pastor. By Dr. Chuck Pedersen Pastor

Philippians 1: 3-6 NIV 1984

  3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4In all my prayers for all of you. I always pray with joy 5because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

New International Version (NIV)

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I.Introduction

II.Thankful For What God Has Done (v 3-4)

III.Thankful For What They Had Done (v 5)

IV.Thankful For What God Will Do (v 6)

V.Conclusion

Obedience Training. By Barbara Morris

DECO A Covenant Order of Evangelistic Presbyterianseuteronomy 31:6 New King James Version

  6 Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”

 

God’s Holy People. By Dr. Chuck Pedersen, Pastor

Philippians 1:1-2 (NIV)

1Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, to all the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons:

2Grace and peace to your from God our Father and Lord Jesus Christ.

I. Introduction

II. We Belong to Christ

III. We Are Family

IV. We Live in God’s Favor

V. Conclusion

The Year in Review. By Dr. Chuck Pedersen, Pastor

Philippians 3: 13 – 4: 1

I. Introduction

II. Forgetting What is Behind

III. Strained Toward What is Ahead

IV. Stand Firm in the Lord

V. Conclusion

 

True Love or The Most Excellent Way, By Dr. Chuck Pedersen, Pastor

1 Corinthians 13: 13Read:

 1 Corinthians 12: 31 – 1 Corinthians 13: 8 

I.Introduction

II.The Importance of Love in Our Lives

III.What Love is Not

IV.What Love is

V.The Practice of Love in Our Everyday Lives

VI.Conclusion

Christian Joy. By Dr. Chuck Pedersen, Pastor

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13 (NIV)May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  Romans 15:13 (NIV)

I.       Introduction

II.     Experiencing Joy

III.   Why We Have Joy

IV.   Where Our Joy Comes From

V.    Conclusion

Peace With God. By Dr. Chuck Pedersen, Pastor

Luke 2: 14Philippians 4: 1-9 (NIV), Page 1829
Therefore, my brothers, you who I love and long for, my joy and crown,, that is how you should stand firm in the Lord, dear friends!
2I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to agree with each other in the Lord. 3Yes, and I ask you, loyal yoke-fellow, help these women who have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose name are in the book of life.
4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, what-ever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

I. Introduction
II. Stand Firm in the Lord (v. 1)
III. Be of the Same Mind in the Lord (v. 2)
IV. Rejoice in the Lord (v. 4)
V. Let Your Gentleness Be Evident to All (v. 5)
VI. In Every Situation Present Your Requests to God (v. 6)
VII. The Result (v. 7)
VIII. Think About Good Things (v. 8)
IX. Conclusion

The Gift of Hope. By Dr. Chuck Pedersen, Pastor

Isaiah 35:4Isaiah 9:1-7 New International Version (NIV)

9 Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan—

                2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light;on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.
You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as men rejoice when dividing the plunder.
For as in the day of Midian’s defeat, you have shattered the yoke that burdens them, the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor.
Every warrior’s boot used in battle and every garment rolled in blood will be destined for burning, will be fuel for the fire.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.

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I.     Introduction
II.    Israel’s History
III.  Isaiah Offers Hope
IV.  The Reality of This Hope
V.   Conclusion

Make Gratitude Your Attitude. By Dr. Chuck Pedersen, Pastor

"From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised." Psalm 113:3Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV) “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

  1. Introduction
  2. When to be Thankful
  3. Why We Are Thankful
  4. Conclusion

The Joy of Thanksgiving. By Dr. Chuck Pedersen, Pastor

Psalm 98: 1-6Psalm 100 (NIV )

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.

Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.

Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

4  Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;  his faithfulness continues through all generations.

New International Version (NIV)Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

  1.    Introduction
  2.   The Invitation to Thanksgiving
  3.   The How of Thanksgiving
  4.   The Motivation for Thanksgiving
  5.   Conclusion