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Philip: A Character of Discipleship

We don't hear a lot about Philip because he's usually overshadowed by Peter and Paul. But God has a tendency to do some of his best work in the margins. Philip's story resonates with us because, when push comes to shove, it's our story. His struggles are our struggles, and the lessons that he learns are lessons for us as well. 

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  • A Character of Disicpleship (Part 4) - A...
    by Trinity Presbyterian Church on September 18, 2013 at 12:37 PM
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    Based on Acts 8:24-40. Fresh off his latest failure with Simon the Magician, Philip is settling into a life of anonymity in Samaria. He's never going to be a Peter or a Stephen. But the irony of discipleship is that it's in that moment that God shows up. And without warning, without explanation, the Spirit calls Philip into mission. It's when we let God work, that we find ourselves where God can best use us. This was preached at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Grenfell,SK on September 15th, 2013

  • A Character of Discipleship (Part 3) - A...
    by Trinity Presbyterian Church on September 13, 2013 at 11:38 AM
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    Based on Acts 8:1-24, Philip is a story I've always been drawn to. He's relatable in a way that Peter and Paul never seemed to be. They were larger than life; Philip seemed real. Over the course of this series we've seen Philip try and be the star he wants to be, but he never quite makes it. At least not yet anyway. But that's the point of discipleship. Philip never seems to arrive and so he is constantly learning from his mistakes and pushing onwards and upwards to do better. More than anything else, Philip's Characteristic Preaching exemplifies his commitment to a life of discipleship.

    Preached at Trinity, Grenfell on 8 September, 2013

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