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Pastor Philip Miller

Death to Self-Will (Brokenness: How God Gets Us to Say Yes)

February 17, 2013

Mules are known as stubborn creatures, but none of God’s creations is as stubborn as mankind. Amazingly, even redeemed men and women try to resist His will for their lives. Today, we’ll meet a prophet of God who was more stubborn than any mule.  

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There are few things that can burden the soul like suffering from an illness that never seems to improve. You cry out to God, and when the healing doesn’t come, a sense of deep disappointment sets in. It’s at this point that many Christians resolve to never pray again, asking, “what’s the use?” Behind the disappointment, God does have a plan.
February 10, 2013
We all rejoice when God answers a prayer in an unmistakable way. But what do you do when God’s answer is “no”? We can look to the Apostle Paul who begged the Lord three times to remove his thorn in the flesh but God’s reply was “no.” Paul learned that God’s power is made perfect in our weakness.
February 3, 2013
Sometimes we are overwhelmed with calamity. When we pray, it seems that God is nowhere to be found. We lose a job, get a foreclosure notice, or our health is suddenly at great risk. And despite earnest praying, our situation only gets worse. That was the cry of the prophet Habakkuk, and the cry of many others.
January 27, 2013
“Ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be full.” This promise of Jesus might lead us to believe that answers to our prayers ought to be the answers we are asking for. But sometimes, God sends answers that have less to do with what we ask, and more to do with the relationship with Him that He wants us to have. 
January 20, 2013
We are all used to having instant coffee, instant internet, and, in general, instant gratification of our desires. When it comes to prayer though, “instant” is not usually part of the equation. Often, years pass before we see an answer to an oft-repeated request before God. How do we come to grips with the need to wait, and wait, and then wait some more?
January 13, 2013
Your child is sick, so you pray for healing, but healing never comes. At your child’s funeral, you are left asking “why?” The mystery of prayer is our focus for the next six weeks, as we try to understand the purposes of God when the answers we cry for never seem to come.
January 6, 2013
When the present is filled with troubles and the future looks just as bad, many ask, “What can I do about it?” Today you will hear a challenge to do something — something that will have eternal repercussions in your life, and the lives of those you care about.
December 30, 2012
The future is uncertain — we need wisdom to make decisions we’re sure to face in the days ahead. Whether personal or national decisions, we dare not enter the unknown without the wisdom that only God can provide — and this wisdom is another of the gifts God gave to us when He sent Christ into the world.
December 23, 2012
When faced with the ravages of war, man’s deepest longing is often for peace. Although human peace is at best temporary, Jesus said, “My peace I give unto you” — and that’s a gift without price.
December 16, 2012
Things and circumstances can give us happiness, but only an inner wellspring can bring forth joy. Joy can be felt in the midst of tragedy and loss; yes, joy can be experienced through tears. And joy is what Christ came to bring to all those who would believe in Him.
December 9, 2012
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This Sunday morning program provides a meaningful worship service for those far from God or unable to attend a local church. With insightful teaching from Pastor Philip Miller and joyous congregational worship, you’re invited to join Jesus on the journey of a lifetime.

 

About Pastor Philip Miller

Philip Miller is the 17th Senior Pastor of The Moody Church. Philip holds a B.A in Pre-Seminary Bible from Cedarville University (’04) and a Th.M. in Pastoral Leadership and New Testament Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary (’10). His wife, Krista, also holds an Th.M. degree from DTS. They have four children: Claire, Violet, Cora, and Jude.

Philip is a visionary leader with over twelve years of ministry experience, including three at Christ Community Church in the western Chicago suburbs and nearly seven as Senior Pastor at Westwood Baptist in Olympia, WA. He believes people flourish as followers of Jesus when they live deeply in the gospel, experience the healing of true community, and join Jesus on mission in their world. He is committed to cultivating a gospel-centered church that welcomes spiritual explorers, promotes gospel clarity in culturally engaging ways, inspires passionate worship, fosters deep spiritual vitality, empowers people to holistic discipleship, and catalyzes a multiplication movement of gospel renewal both locally and globally.

Philip enjoys cycling and all things outdoors, Garrett’s Carmel popcorn, Lou Malnati‘s deep dish pizza, and Henry Weinhard‘s root beer. For more information about Philip and his family, visit moodymedia.org/pastorphilip.

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