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The joy of anticipation – Philippians 1:6

by Jim Jamison

Nothing encourages a Christian as much as he knowledge that despite life’s uncertainties and difficulties, and no matter how many spiritual defeats there may be along the way, one day they will be made perfect. It is easy for us to become discouraged when we focus on our problems and imperfections, yet we need to […]

What is your joy focused upon? – Philippians 1:3-5

by Jim Jamison

Thanksgiving is an attitude of the heart, that should be manifest every day of our lives, and celebrated at least once a year. Paul reminds us of 5 specific elements of joy as it is related to others. We must remember that life is spent accumulating things, but the only possession that is eternal is […]

Finding your joy in Christ – Philippians 1:3-8

by Jim Jamison

The missing ingredient in this country and in the hearts of people is gratitude. You look in the stores, and immediately following Halloween, the marketing people put up the Christmas sales, this week the most anticipated day, is not Thursday, it is Friday’s black Friday’s sales. In the book of Philippians Paul addresses this great […]

The Ability to serve God – Romans 6:14-15

by Jim Jamison

What is so devastating about the effects of sin in the world is that the natural man is a willing slave of sin. While most people want to escape the unpleasant and destructive consequences of their sins, they do not want to give up the cherished sins themselves. As Paul continues his discourse on sanctification […]

The Devestating effects of Sin – Romans 6:14-23

by Jim Jamison

Sin is the most devastating power that has entered he human stream. Romans 8:22 reminds us that “The whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now.” A carful examination of Scripture shows that it characterizes sin and its effects in many ways. Let me suggest some ways sin effects us today: 1. It […]