Pride and narcissism can cause us to lead empty lives. The prescription for pride is servanthood-the selfless, sacrificial investment of Christ-like love in the lives of others.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Philippians 2:1-11
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
The Apostle Paul unpacks in (ch. 10) some insights to what true freedom for believers entails. It's a "guided freedom" - a freedom that exercises constraints at times - that fosters healthy relationships. Sometimes we've got to pull the "relational parachute". (1 Corinthians 10:23-11:1) For YouVersion notes, click HERE.
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 10:23 - 11:1, Ephesians 5:21, Philippians 2:3-5
Topic: Overcoming Sin
"Jesus didn’t claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death—and the worst kind of death at that—a crucifixion." Phil. 2:8 MSG She’s the bride at every wedding and the corpse at every funeral. High-maintenance people wear me out. I’ve decided that I’m not going to be a spectator or victim of their behavior....
Author: Don McMinn
Scripture: Philippians 2:8-8