No human government may forbid what God commands or command what God forbids. But what do we do when government commands us to disobey God? Hear from Pastor Nate Harlan’s second sermon from his series on the book of Daniel.
Today, Pastor Nate Harlan begins a sermon series through the book of Daniel. Before we begin, though, we take a look at 2 Kings and the reign of Hezekiah, whose own sin of trusting in princes rather than in God the Father caused the Babylonian captivity.
As Pastor Nate Harlan wraps up his series on the Paul’s letter to the Philippians, we are reminded of five important truths, including the fact that nothing compares to the all-surpassing worth of knowing Jesus.
How should the church function so that she does not fall away from the gospel? The Apostle Paul tells us that one important task is to bear one another’s burdens by restoring your brothers and sisters when they are caught in sin. Fellowship like this is an imperative.
We are all prone to be discontent. That’s why the Apostle Paul wrote these words in his letter to the Philippians. But we’re not to try to find contentment in our circumstances. We must find our contentment, and our strength, in Christ.
God as our heavenly Father does not want us to worry. He wants us to have His peace. Just like any decent earthly father does not want his kids to be filled with anxiety, our Father wants us to rest in Him.
Since perfection is impossible this side of the grave, perfectionism leads to either self-delusion or despair. Instead, Pastor Nate Harlan exhorts us to think like mature Christians who are honest about our sins and yet are always pressing on toward what lies ahead.
The doctrine of justification is crucial in understanding the gospel — and in loving our savior. The realization that our righteousness depends entirely on what Jesus has accomplished for us on the cross should fan the flame of our love for Him.
We need to recapture the notion of Biblical friendship. In this sermon on Philippians, Pastor Nate Harlan shows us that Timothy and Epaphroditus put Christ’s interests above their own by being genuinely concerned for the church, Christ’s primary interest.