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Pastor Philip Miller

Loving the World, Loving God (Guard Your Heart)

January 19, 2014

While some issues in life may seem gray, others are black and white. One such issue is found in 1 John 2: “If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” For believers, loving God and the world at the same time is impossible. 

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Imagine yourself in a boat that is safe and dry. Across the pond another boat is leaking and sinking. You may think you’re okay. But in terms of moral temptation, we are all in the same boat.  All of us are prone to moral sin, and the media makes such sinning easy.  
January 12, 2014
It has been said that America will fall, not by the guns of its enemies, but by the moral rot of its citizens. One reason for this is media. The more “online” we become, the more exposed we are to addictive moral perversity. The danger is very real, and the evidence is everywhere.  
January 5, 2014
It’s been said that there are no atheists in foxholes. Being in mortal danger focuses the mind. Brave men and women in the line of fire know that only by the grace of God will they survive. Sometimes Christians pray without a sense of great need.  In the New Testament, we’re taught to combine prayer and fasting when the subject of our prayers is serious. As the New Year beckons, we’re on the precipice of great need, both in our churches and in our country.  
December 29, 2013
When a new member of the British royal family is born, the TV channels cover it wall to wall. Even we Americans were glued to our sets to catch that first glimpse of the future king of England. When the King of kings was born, no cable news crews were waiting with bated breath. But there were those who would never be the same after angels lit up the Bethlehem sky.  
December 22, 2013
Long ago, being a king meant you had total authority over your people. When Israel was under Roman domination, they longed for a king to free them from tyranny, a king with the power to make things happen. It was into that world that Jesus was born, the One we know as the King of kings. 
December 15, 2013
When reading the Bible, some people skip over the long genealogies they find, lists of names they can’t pronounce and don’t really understand. Some of these lists are in the Old Testament, and trace the generations of Israel’s leadership. But the most crucial list like this in the Bible tells about the line that brought us Jesus, and this genealogy makes it clear that the King of kings has a legal right to the throne of Israel, as prophesied in the Old Testament. 
December 8, 2013
December marks the season when we commemorate the birth of Jesus so long ago. The tiny infant who lay in that manger will one day return to earth as King of kings. His first coming was prophesied in great detail, and took place exactly as foretold. Once we understand these prophecies, we’ll be better prepared to expect His second coming.  
December 1, 2013
While we are on earth, the clouds obscure the sky. We cannot see the life to come as clearly as we see what is around us. But the Bible does give some tantalizing views of what is ahead for a child of God.  Today we will peer across the great divide into the ultimate destiny for all who trust Christ.  
November 24, 2013
The hymn-writer penned these words: “…clothed in His righteousness alone, faultless to stand before the throne.”  The Bible tells us that, as believers in Christ, we are given new spiritual clothing. Today we will look at an Old Testament preview of this wonderful truth.  
November 17, 2013
In the Bible, the Greek word for “angel” means “messenger.”  An angel brought a message to Mary, as they brought God’s messages to many throughout the Bible. Normally we cannot see angels, but they are there, doing the bidding of God by ministering to the people of God. 
November 10, 2013
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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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