God loves us unconditionally and simply asks us to love Him intimately, humbly serve Him, and to walk with Him in submission and obedience.
Scripture: Philippians 2:3-11
This study of Paul's letter to the church at Philippi gives practical help on how to live a Spirit-filled life with joy, unity, power and obedience. Though Paul was in chains, he was greatly encouraged by the support of the Philippian believers.
Scripture: Philippians 1 - 4
Complaining makes life miserable. Complaining causes us to miss what God is doing now, damages the gifts He gives us and hurts our testimony. If we speak instead with gratitude and contentment, we enhance our relationship with God and others, and we receive heavenly rewards.
Scripture: Philippians 2:14-15, Genesis 3:11-13, Genesis 4:6-9, Exodus 16:1-2, Matthew 20:1-16
Our purpose is to live for Christ, a life of noticing others so we can minister the encouragement, compassion and comfort Jesus first showed us. As our love shines in the darkness of this world, others see hope. Who is God calling us to notice?
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: Philippians 2:1-16
Topic: The Attributes of Christ
Paul poses four questions. If we are encouraged by Christ, can we give that same encouragement to others? If we are comforted by Him, can we comfort others? If we enjoy fellowship or tenderness from God, can we lovingly demonstrate compassion and unity? Of course!
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: Philippians 2:1-2
Topic: Church Unity
Jesus says in Matthew 5:8: "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." In this new year, let us abandon the urgent for the important. Our hearts must be devoted, pliable and responsive. Jesus promises that the result of a devoted heart is joy, fulfillment and intimacy with God and others.
Type: Bible Study
Scripture: Philippians 2:5-8, Hebrews 11, Judges 6, James 1:5-8, Matthew 6:21