Manayunk Congregation

4101 Freeland Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Sundays, 9:30 & 11:15am

Service times

Center City Congregation

1336 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA

Mike Anderson

Manayunk Sermons

The Philippians were in many ways a normal group of people; they'd experienced great joys but also faced the harder realities of life. The book of Philippians is God's word of grace and peace to these people, people who live in a world that's not the way it's supposed to be. Ultimately, it's God's words of grace and peace to us.

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Philippians 1:1-2

Philippians: Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Moises Silva

The Message of Philippians: Jesus Our Joy, Alec Motyer

Jesus has announced and displayed His kingdom, yet it faces opposition. While it draws a crowd, not all follow Jesus. Jesus shows that the secret of the kingdom and the fruit that comes with it only comes to those who welcome His Word.

Resources:

Mark 4:1-20

Baker Exegetical Commentary: Mark, Robert Stein

Jesus the King, Timothy Keller

Where is true peace found? Isaiah writes to God's people in exile, with little peace, and presents to them, and to us, an exalted servant. This seemingly unimpressive servant is exalted by bearing our sins and sorrows. True peace is available in him.

Resources:

Isaiah 52:13-53:12

The Prophecy of Isaiah, Alec Motyer

The Logic of Penal Substitution, J.I. Packer

Food is a good gift from God, but what happens when we elevate it to a god-like status such that it starts to control us? In this passage we see that God actually calls us to love something more than we love food: our birthright.

Resources:

Genesis 25:29-34

A Meal with Jesus – Tim Chester

Eating Disorders: the Quest for Thinness

I’m Exhausted: What to Do When You’re Always Tired

One false view of food calls certain foods inherently bad. In response, God declares all foods good because he made them for the very purpose that we enjoy them by giving thanks to him as the one who gave it to us

Resources:

1 Timothy 4:1-4

A Meal with Jesus – Tim Chester

Creation Regained – Al Wolters

In a fallen world, we all feel wronged by others throughout our lives. How should you respond? By living for God's glory, trusting in God's judgement, and looking to God's reward, you can show mercy to those who wrong you.

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1 Samuel 24-26

NAC 1-2 Samuel Commentary

ESV Study Bible

God calls us to perpetually owe one another a debt of love by the power of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Romans 13:8-14

Romans 8-16 For You (book) by Tim Keller

NIC on Romans (Book-Commentary) by Doug Moo

By revealing his mystery to us, God corrects the way we approach others, ourselves, and of him. Therefore trade your arrogance for a fear that drives you to him.

Resources:

Romans 11:1-32

Romans by Tom Schreiner

Romans by Doug Moo

The Race Set Before Us by Tom Schreiner and Ardel Caneday

One essential means of beholding Jesus is by giving your money away!

Resources:

2 Corinthians 8-9

2 Corinthians Commentary (NAC)

Should the Local Church Receive Peoples’ Tithes Before Other Worthy Needs? by Randy Alcorn

Morning Sermon by Matt Cohen – http://media.blubrry.com/citylightphilly/content.blubrry.com/citylightphilly/Essentials_4-we_behold_by_giving_money_MC_Sermon-edited.mp3

God saves his fearful, doubting people by parting the Red Sea and he defeats the Egyptians by causing the Sea to fall back on them. He does this all to show his power over Pharaoh and his forces, and the people of Israel praise Him in response. This salvation story points forward to the greater salvation story where God rescues His people from their sins through the cross, and they praise Him for eternity. 

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Exodus: 14-15 ESV Study Bible (Exodus Notes & History of Salvation)

Why not continue to sin?

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Romans  6:1-14

Overcoming Sin and Temptation – John Owen
You Can Change – Tim Chester

Mike Anderson wraps up "Desperately Unrighteous" - the first part of our Romans series.

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Romans 3:9-20 shows us

1. We are under sin
2. We have no defense
3. We can’t get ourselves out

Guest speaker Mike Anderson takes a one week break from Romans to look at Isaiah 66:1-2

Resources:

God isn’t impressed with our best efforts.  He is drawn to humility.

Isaiah 66:1-2

Commentary: Motyer – The Prophecy of Isaiah
Sermon: Tim Keller – The Prodigal Sons
Book: Tim Keller – The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness

 

Center City Sermons