SERMON: More Joy Givers And Joy Killers

Today I conclude sharing my sermon notes on Joy.7. Joy in Reunion—separation kills joy 2:28 I am the more eager to send him, therefore, that you may rejoice at seeing him again, and that I may be less anxious. 29 So receive him in the Lord with all joy.Context is about death and being spared from death. At each reunion perhaps we should think—they could have died… Appreciate family more. Enjoy each other. "Rejoice in the wife of your youth"Joy in friendship or something along those l … [Read more...]

SERMON: Joy Givers And Joy Killers

Today I continue to share my sermon notes which I began to share yesterday, where you can get ahold of the video or audio of the sermon.1. Joy in partnership—loneliness kills joy 1.4-5 making my prayer with joy, 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. Togetherness that comes from a shared mission and purpose.  Real joy when team succeeds—see this in next point.2. Joy in the Gospel—sin kills joy 1.18 Christ is proclaimed, and in that I rejoice.Without Christ … [Read more...]

SERMON: Rejoice In The Lord By Adrian Warnock

My final sermon of the year was preached at Jubilee Church, London. You can download audio and video or watch it here:download audioPhilippians 4:4 “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.”Speaking about joy—Season of goodwill is upon us—“Happy Christmas” we say, but it can be a stressful and sorrowful time for many.An epidemic of depression. Some biological, but much caused by wrong thinking and difficult relationships.Everybody wants to be happy—even the person who kill … [Read more...]

SERMON – Living to Know Jesus (Philippians 3)

Yesterday I preached at Jubilee and thought, as usual, that I would share my notes and the audio here. But before I get to that, since it's Monday and my habit in "normal" times is to share a quote with you from Doctor Martyn Lloyd-Jones, this quote is a good one to begin with as, in many ways, it sets the scene for what I was preaching on. "What should we be seeking? We should always be seeking the Lord Jesus Christ himself, to know him, and know his love and to be witnesses for him and to … [Read more...]

SERMON – Living for the Good of Others – Philippians 2

Here are some notes from the sermon I preached this past Sunday at Jubilee Church in Enfield Cineworld. You can download the audio or listen to it online in the following player:I began by sharing the story of a mother who was diagnosed with terminal cancer and refused the abortion she was offered in order to give the gift of life to her daughter.She told her husband, "If I am going to die, my baby is going to live."Said her husband after she had died, "She knew all too well she didn't have long … [Read more...]

SERMON – Living For The Future: Philippians 1

These are notes from the sermon I preached at Jubilee last Sunday. They are shorter than usual, but I thought I’d share the outline with you anyway. You can listen to the sermon by downloading it or you can listen to it here:I. HOW TO LIVE FOR THE FUTURE—Philippians 1:1-11Know Who You Are (verses 1-2)A slave of the RISEN Jesus (NOT man) and saints—i.e. set apart and being cleansed.Conduits of grace and peace.Know Where You Are Going (verse 6) BE SURE!Know Who You Are Going With — Long-term, heart … [Read more...]

SERMON – Knowing God: Philippians 3

I preached today on Philippians 3:7-16. The audio is available on Jubilee's site or to listen to right here:This whole passage is an exhortation - an encouragement that builds to the following verse in Philippians 4:1: "Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved." Today I want to also encourage us - yes, to produce an emotional effect on our hearts.Jonathan Edwards once said something - which is, I hope, going to be true of today's … [Read more...]