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This coming Sunday I am preaching on Philippians 2:19-30. The passage includes three characters: Paul, Timothy, and Epaphroditus. These three characters are all unique in their own way and each serve God in their own way. Each of them have received unique gifts and developed their talents for His glory and for His service. This passage gives a great opportunity to talk about the unity of the body of Christ and the usefulness of each member of that body utilizing their God-given spiritual gifts for His service and in His church.

To illustrate this point here is a personality profile chart for the Myers-Briggs Personality Profile test as it relates to Biblical characters.

I have done this test a couple of times and my personality was mostly ESFJ and some ENTJ. Mostly David and some of Paul.

If you would like you can take one of those personality profiles here:JUNG Personality Test

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Thank-You Church

jordantmoody —  August 5, 2015 — 2 Comments

This past weekend, Robin Mark led worship for us and I had the opportunity to preach to a full house at Mascenic High School. I was so blessed to be a part of such a fantastic weekend with great people who serve an amazing God. Here are a few of my thoughts about this past weekend along with a big thank-you to all of you who helped out.

PROVE IT! (Phil. 1:27-30)

The one thing I didn’t realize about my sermon this past Sunday was that the challenge had already been answered by so many of you. I challenged everyone there at the service on Sunday to prove their faith in Jesus by their works (James 2:18). We closed out Philippians Chapter 1 by focusing on verse 27, where the Bible says, “Let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ.” That  means to be a good citizen because our “citizenship is in heaven” (Phil. 3:20). So since we serve Christ first, we should seek to live in a way that is consistent with the gospel message. When a body of believers seeks to do this, it brings unity in the gospel because everyone stands firm “in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel” (Phil. 1:27).

What I realized after preaching this message and evaluating the concert, was that so many of you lived out your faith that very weekend. As a church, you jumped in and did not just sit back. You did not seek to do “good works” out of some legalistic requirement, but rather you served up your talents and time as an offering to the Lord (2 Tim. 1:6). So thank you all for ministering in a way that was “worthy of the gospel of Christ”.

A Big Thank-You: 

Robin Mark

I am grateful to Robin for coming to Hope Fellowship Church with a servant’s heart.  In his words, he was no” diva.” He was simply a man with a song to sing to his Lord. I know Robin was a huge encouragement to me as a young elder at our church. I was edified by his teaching and the advice he gave me throughout the weekend. He taught us “Why We Worship” through his words, songs, and actions.

Volunteers

Our volunteers served with such willingness I can’t even begin to describe it. So many of you showed up and pitched in wherever was needed. Wherever and whenever there was something to be done, there was a hand to do so. Those of you who helped with design, set-up, clean-up, food prep, ushers, sound board, slides, and so many others… thank-you!

Worship Team

You represented Christ in both your preparation and performance. Not that the concert was a “performance”, per se, but you used your talents to share your love for Christ’s gospel and His church. It was evident to all who attended, saved and unsaved, that you love Jesus and you want others to know about Him. You sought to remove any distractions from the gospel message on Saturday and Sunday by preparing and practicing in order to do your best for God’s glory. You have not wasted the talents God has given you but have maximized them for your Master’s use. Cale and Mike– thank-you for your immense planning and your (often unseen) efforts both behind and on stage to make this concert excellent.

Planning

Chad and Doug and so many others logged a tremendous amount of time behind the scenes. Chad had a plan for every detail, and Doug was determined to make it happen. And when we didn’t have a solution to a problem (like the air conditioning), God did. So thank you to all who helped out in the planning and organizing phases of this event. You contributed many hours of leg-work to get things done in order for this concert to happen.

The events of the weekend are over, but God still has much for us to do for His glory, so His work goes on. Continue to pray for our church and the spread of the gospel in the Monadnock region.
in and through Christ,
Jordan Moody

(if you missed the service this past Sunday listen to it here: http://www.hfcnh.org/sermons.htm)

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Sermon #3 – The Unstoppable Gospel Advance (Phil. 1:12-18)


Sermon #4 – It’s a Win Win (Phil. 1:19-26)

Catch up on what you missed from the past two Sunday’s Philippians Series. Next Sunday’s message will continue on through Philippians 1:12-18.

Sermon #1: Phil. 1:1-3

Sermon #2: Phil 1:3-11

This is my first official message to Hope Fellowship Church.

God is good.

I am thankful for His goodness. God has given me the opportunity to be welcomed as the Teaching Elder/Pastor for Hope Fellowship Church. Praise Him for his goodness and praise Him for my new opportunity to preach and teach the Bible to the body. I am humbled at this responsibility and yet confident in God’s grace as sufficient to empower me to complete the task he has already begun in me.

If you would, please pray for Jamie and me, as we begin this new journey. We covet your prayers.

I am eager to preach this Sunday, Father’s Day, at Hope Fellowship Church as a new Teaching Elder/Pastor. God has blessed greatly over the past few years and I am excited to finally reach the point of preaching to a congregation that we will call our home church and our church family. God truly is good. He has blessed Jamie and me far more than we dreamed at this point in our life.

The theme of God’s goodness will be the focus of Sunday’s message. As we embark on this new chapter, it is important for us as a church family to pause and reflect on God’s goodness. This reflection upon God’s goodness ought to drive us to extol his name. This Sunday, I hope you will come ready praise God’s “wondrous works in the children of man” (v. 8)! Extol Him!

Psalm 107:1-2

Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever!
2  Let the redeemed of the LORD say so,
whom he has redeemed from trouble

Psalm 107:32

Let them extol him in the congregation of the people,
and praise him in the assembly of the elders.

The word EXTOL comes from a primitive root meaning:

“to be high or exalted, rise”

It can also carry the meaning to “become proud” or to “boldly proclaim”

This is what we as redeemed creatures ought to do. This is our natural response to God’s goodness in our lives. We ought to extol His good name.

(Thomas, R. L. (1998). New American Standard Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek dictionaries : updated edition. Anaheim: Foundation Publications, Inc.)
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