Unless we become like children-humble, teachable and trusting-we will never grow into the spiritual people God intends for us to be. The intellegencia in Athens were too proud to receive the Gospel.
Scripture: Acts 17:16-32
The apostle Paul wrote the letter to the Philippians from a dark prison cell in Rome. We learn much about inner joy and contentment from his story.The prisons of loneliness, negativity and greed each have unique ways of trapping us. We have been granted three strategies to combat them: relationships, prayer and generosity.
Speaker: Mark Batterson
Scripture: Philippians 4:1-8
Topic: Emotional Health
We can be free from anxiety and aloneness because we have access to the throne room of God and His gifts of peace and joy. We must live with the anticipation and awareness that God is at work.
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: Philippians 4:4-9, Matthew 7:11, Matthew 28:20, Psalm 91:1-2, Psalm 91:4
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
Paul encourages us to finish the race with the strength and power only God can provide. Our hope is in heaven, not here on earth.
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: Philippians 3:18-20
Topic: Discipleship, Perseverance
I didn’t want just a filter that was like a fence around my kids. Fences might be good for keeping dogs in, but they only provide a temptation for people. You always want to see what’s on the other side—particularly with the Internet, especially if you know nobody is really watching.” – Ron DeHaas, founder of Covenant Eyes Two Reasons Accountability Software is Important ...
Author: Luke Gilkerson
Here are a few things you should know about the future of Christianity and how we can reach the next generation with the Gospel in an authentic, relevant way. Our culture has experienced dramatic change. It’s nothing beyond enormous. 9/11 has entirely shaped a new generation. There’s three major things that are colliding and creating sea change in our culture. ...
Author: Gabe Lyons
Are you questioning God today? How do you pray when you don't understand what He is doing? You can argue with God. David did. Let's be like David, and every time we hunger for life and safety, let's express to God that we desire spiritual vitality and godliness just as much as life itself. David prays in Psalm 143, verse 9, "Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies;" verses...
Author: John Piper
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
Our natural virtues, which come from inborn temperament and family nurture—such as our talents, aptitudes, and strengths—are good things. But they each have a dark side. People with prophetic gifts—that is, great directness, often good at public speaking or writing—can have problems listening to others and taking advice. People with priestly gifts—that is, sensitivity,...
Author: Tim Keller