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A Study in Philippians

posted Sep 14, 2011, 4:34 AM by Tim Isbell   [ updated Dec 18, 2012, 3:02 PM ]
This 4 sermon series has 1 sermon for each chapter in Philippians.  Its foundation is material from Dr. Dean Flemming's book Philippians: A Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition.  The first two sermons also make considerable use of REVEAL material from the Willow Creek Association. You could easily use these to preach a mini-series on spiritual formation or Christ-Centered Living.  The third, Finding True North, can easily stand along.  It includes some of the always solid thinking of Timothy Keller.  And the fourth, which also can stand along, focuses on Living Through Anxious Times.

This is a series, as a whole or in parts, that you can preach any time in the calendar.  It also fits perfectly into the Revised Common Lectionary for Year A, Proper 20-23. For more on this series, click on A Study in Philippians.

A tip for constructing your own series based on a biblical book 

In the above I suggest ways to split this sermon series into pieces. But it's also possible to turn the process around and use my site as a resource when you are constructing your own sermon series based on a particular book in the Bible. The key element to do this is to gather a listing of all my posted sermons on the biblical book you have in mind. This is easy to do because the Sermon Chart is sortable by every column, and it includes a column that lists the biblical book. For example, if you want to find all the sermons I've posted based on Romans, just sort on the Scripture column and they'll come out all together. As I post more and more sermons from the Revised Common Lectionary framework, the Sermon Chart will become more and more robust in this regard.