Sermons by Pastor Peter Mitchell

“I (actually) can do all things…”

Philippians 4:13 — “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”  This is one the most famous verses in Paul’s Letter to the Philippians. It’s among the first verses that children often memorise in Sunday School. But do we know what it actually means? And do we experience what Paul is talking about…

When Christians Disagree

Philippians 4:1-3 — “I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord.” How do we stop disagreements becoming disputes? How do we protect and even strengthen our unity and our fellowship when we have differences of opinion over secondary matters? These are very important practical questions, which the…

Christians Who Terrify the Devil

Philippians 2:25-30 — “Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such in reputation: because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life…” In this sermon, we think about one of the unsung heroes of the New Testament, a man named Epaphroditus. He was an ordinary…

Shining in the Darkness

Philippians 2:12-15 — “That ye may be blameless and harmless… in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.” In this sermon, we think about what Paul meant when he told the Philippians to “work out their own salvation.” We then see the particular ways in which…

Citizens of Another Kingdom

Philippians 1:19-30 — “Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ…” In this section of the letter, Paul taps into the idea of citizenship that was front-of-mind for those who called Philippi home. The city was unique among those where Paul planted churches in that it was a Roman colony. Those who…

Irrepressible

Philippians 1:12-18 — “The things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel…” One of the reasons why Paul wrote to the Christians at Philippi was to allay their concerns about his imprisonment. He was under house arrest in Rome waiting to appear before Caesar, and the Philippians were…

Countercultural Love

Philippians 1:1-11 — “And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment…” This is the first sermon in a new series of messages from Paul’s Letter to the Philippians. We cover the opening section of the letter, and concentrate especially on Paul’s prayer for the Christians…

A Word to Fathers

Judges 6:1-24 — In this sermon we consider the call of Gideon and as we do, we discover a person most of us can identify with. We also find some encouragement for our Christian life. This message was given on the occasion of Father’s Day so there are particular applications for fathers the things they struggle…