Ellis Orozco: Weight We Carry

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Ellis Orozco: Weight We Carry (Philippians 4:10-14)

Ellis Orozco, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Richardson, acknowledged the weight being carried societally during the pandemic and the concurrent racial, political and economic tension. He encouraged his hearers to embrace the weight being carried, examine what is being carried, and find healing and strength to keep going.

Paul was carrying the weight of being in prison for following Jesus, being betrayed by fellow followers of Jesus, and the possibility of execution. Under that weight, he wrote his letter of encouragement to the Philippian church.



Orozco examined the nature of life in this world. “To be alive is to have conflict,” he said. In his letter to the Philippian church, Paul described ways for dealing with the conflict.

This sermon was delivered online on Sept. 6, 2020, for the morning worship services of First Baptist Church in Richardson. It is the first in a series titled “Weight We Carry.”

The sermon audio podcast is available here.




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