In this first episode of the new series "Navigating Life In A Troubled World", Bill speaks on the chaos and uncertainty of our modern world and how prayer is the first sign post we should stop and take notice of and then follow its direction.
3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy
The final sermon in the series of Navigating Life in a Troubled World.
Bill closes the sermon series off with the Person Signpost - the most important marker in Paul's letter is Jesus.
Paul's letter starts with Philippians 1:1 (NIV) "Paul and Timothy servants of Christ Jesus"
and finishes with Philippians 4:23 (NIV) "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen"
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Bill looked at the next in the sermon series: Navigating Life in a Troubled World - Possession Signpost
The Apostle Paul touches on the aspects of his possessions in Philippians 4:11-13 (The Message Translation)
“I’m glad in God, far happier than you would ever guess—happy that you’re again showing such strong concern for me. Not that you ever quit praying and thinking about me. You just had no chance to show it.
Actually, I don’t have a sense of needing anything personally. I’ve learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances.
I’m just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I’ve found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty.
Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am. I don’t mean that your help didn’t mean a lot to me—it did. It was a beautiful thing that you came alongside me in my troubles.”
Philippians 4:9 (New International Version)
9 Whatever 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.
Ruth took us through this passage by Paul in Philippians. Looking at the challenge and the outcomes of practice.
We learn by hearing, seeing and accepting. We need to open our minds, give over our will, and take
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We continue with our series on Navigating Life in a Troubled World ...
Our verse last week, was Philippians 4:6-7
Firstly, as verses 6-7 say (NIV) “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer, petition and with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guide your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Where we looked at Key one: Take your concerns, through “prayer” to God
But Paul gives them a second key, in Philippians (NIV) 4:8
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things"
So Key two: Is all about your “thinking"
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Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Bill spoke The Word on Sunday - Peace Signpost.
One of the ways to be in peace is by 'Being Real in our Prayer Life' and 'Being in Relationship with God'
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Bill took us through the next of our sermon series, looking at the sign post of Personality.
Focusing on the verse in the bible: Philippians 4:5
"Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near"
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Ruth spoke the Word as she continued with the Praise Signpost. Ruth looked at Paul's situation when he was under house arrest - what did he have to rejoice about?
‘Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! ‘
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Bill Tyrie continued our journey through the letter the Apostle Paul wrote to the Philippian Church— Navigating Life in a Troubled World.
On Sunday, Bill looked at the “Press-On” sign post—keeping pressing on and moving forward in our faith, even during these challenging times,
Philippians 3:12-13 (NKJV)
Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.
Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.
Stephen bought us The Word on Sunday - continuing in the current series, Navigating Life in a Troubled Word - Polish Signpost.
Encouraging us to look at how we carry ourselves and live our lives - so that we shine like stars - standing out as a polished signpost to others as a reflection of God working in our lives.
Do Everything Without Grumbling
12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.”[[c](https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Philippians+2&version=NIV#fen-NIV-29407c)] Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky 16 as you hold firmly to the word of life.
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Bill continued on our journey through the letter that Apostle Paul, wrote to the Philippian Church, stopping at various sign posts along the way
On Sunday, Bill spoke the Word on the “people” sign.
And Paul writes the following in Philippians 2:3-7 (New American Standard Bible (NASB))
“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; 4 do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. 5
Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.”
In this message of "Pressure", Riley speaks on how to manage our personal pressure's and that God is always steadfast no matter our circumstance.
Life Worthy of the Gospel
27 Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit,[[a](https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Philippians+1%3A27-28&version=NIV#fen-NIV-29389a)] striving together as one for the faith of the gospel 28 without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved—and that by God.
Bill shares with us the need of trusting God and getting out of our comfort zones.
13 As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard[[a](https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Philippians+1%3A13-14&version=NIV#fen-NIV-29375a)] and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. 14 And because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident in the Lord and dare all the more to proclaim the gospel without fear.
29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
Stephen speaks on the importance and power of being partnered with fellow Christians with a common mission to further the Kingdom of God.