Moody Church Hour

Pastor Philip Miller

Recognizing the Christ

December 28, 2008
In modern culture, people look forward to what they call "the holiday season." All that good cheer translates into lots of dollars in the cash registers. Try to explain that what we now call "the holidays" used to be called Christmas, and then say that Christmas begins with Christ, and you may see a lot of blank stares. Indeed, in today's Christmas you can hardly see Christ at all.

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It's hard to imagine a more humble beginning. Born among animals, laid in a feeding trough, in a place far from home. Jesus came into this world without the trappings that normally accompany royalty. The inn was full that night. And even in our day, for most people, there is no room for the Christ of Christmas.
December 21, 2008
When you consider all the improbabilities surrounding the birth of Christ, a lot of things had to happen at the right time and in the right order for the event to take place as prophesied. It's clear that the unseen hand of God was evident every step of the way, guiding governments, human interactions, as well as the precise timing of the miraculous birth itself.
December 14, 2008
A familiar poem reads: "Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." Many children like the part promising that "St. Nicholas soon would be there." Although Santa Claus is just an illusion, there really was a night before Christmas, and today, you'll hear all about it.
December 7, 2008
Thanksgiving had simple roots. Early settlers to North America were just glad they had something to eat. Today, despite economic troubles, most of us have far more than the richest pilgrim back in the 1600's. On this program, we'll hear a message on three commands all believers must obey, commands that include being thankful, no matter what.
November 30, 2008
Wealth has a way of making us indifferent to the needs around us. After all, "If I'm OK, you must be OK." Jesus had some strong words for a church in Laodicea, a first-century place of prosperity. He said, "Because you are lukewarm, I will spew you out of my mouth." What could cause this condemnation? Today, we'll hear the final message in a series on what Jesus had to say to churches in the book of Revelation. Stay with us.
November 23, 2008
When opportunity knocks, it's up to us to open the door. It's true for investment decisions, and even more true in our spiritual lives. "I have placed before you an open door which no one can shut." These are the words of Jesus to a church in ancient Asia Minor, a church in a placed called Philadelphia. What was this door, and what does it mean to us in the 21st century? Today, we'll find out.
November 16, 2008
"I have not found your works perfect before God. Remember what you have received and heard: obey it, and repent." Strong words for a church, words from Jesus Himself as recorded in Revelation chapter three. What words would Jesus have for your church, or mine? Today, we'll learn what He said to the church at Sardis.
November 9, 2008
"He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." These are the words of Jesus in Revelation chapter two, words directed to the church at Thyatira in what is now modern Turkey. The lessons we can take from this church involve our personal holiness...and how well we distance ourselves from those who flaunt their immorality. Today: we'll find stern words from the Lord Himself about this church, and by implication, your church and mine.
November 2, 2008
Pergamum was a city in ancient Asia Minor in what is now Turkey. Its giant pagan altar can now be seen in the Pergamum Museum in Berlin. In Revelation chapter two, Jesus declared that Pergamum was the place "where Satan dwells," and a place rife with false teaching. Today: we'll see what the Lord Himself says about the church in that city, and what lessons we can take home for your church and mine.
October 26, 2008
In present-day Turkey is a city called Izmir. Now turn the clock back two thousand years and that city is called Smyrna, the site of one of the seven churches Jesus spoke of in the book of Revelation. In chapter two He tells the church at Smyrna, "I know your afflictions and your poverty, yet you are rich!" Today: we'll see what the Lord Himself says about afflictions and poverty: words we must heed in our day of affluence and ease.
October 19, 2008
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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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