Philippians 4:14-23. The Philippian church had a history of generosity, even though they were stricken by affliction and poverty. Their example is laid before us in this study so that we may get a better understanding of what giving is so that we may give and receive gifts well.
Philippians 3:20-4:1. Our study now contrasts the hopes and ambitions of those enemies of the cross and their earthly mindsets with the hope believers have in their coming Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is the hope for those who believe and when he returns he will glorify those who eagerly wait for him. In this moment Jesus will be fully revealed in all of his glory.
Philippians 3:17-19. Paul continues to encourage the Philippian church to live a life worthy of the gospel by asking them to imitate his example and to keep their eyes on those who walk according to that example. He contrasts this example with the lifestyles of those who are on the path to destruction. In our study we find 8 characteristics of genuine faith that make it observable.
Philippians 2:19-24. In this week’s passage Paul highlights 3 reasons as to why he hopes to send Timothy to the church in Philippi soon. Within these reasons is a character spotlight on this young Timothy. WE study 7 characteristics of Timothy that are worthy to be emulated by the church.
Philippians 2:6-8. After giving the command to have this humbling mindset that is motivated toward love and service for each other, Paul sets forth an image of that mindset in the person of Jesus Christ.
Philippians 1:18-26. Many of us ponder the future and what it may look like in our lives. In today’s message we get to look at Paul’s perspective of his own future during his imprisonment in Rome. Not only was Paul rejoicing during this time but he was confident that he would be rejoicing in the future as well.
Philippians 1:12-18. After expressing his thankfulness, affections, and his prayers for the church in Philippi, Paul now begins the body of the letter with a progress report. He wants his brothers to know that the gospel is indeed advancing despite his imprisonment, but that the advancement is not without adversity. How does he respond to the adversity?
2 Timothy 2:1-10. In Paul’s second letter to Timothy, Paul gives his marching orders to his young protege. He tells Timothy to share in suffering as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. Today, we discuss what that means and how to do it.
Matthew 28:18-20. The command to a disciple is to go with the intent of making more disciples. Today we break down this command to make disciples while we are encouraged by the Lord’s words about himself.
Matthew 28:18-20. The Great Commission is a familiar and often quoted command from the Bible as it should be. It is the command of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Disciples of Jesus are to go and make more disciples of Jesus. Today we deepen our understanding of what a disciple is so that we are prepared to take heed to this command.
Romans 5:8. Our study this morning is put together to answer these three question about the verse: How does this verse prove God has love for us? How does this verse prove the greatness of the love God has for us? What does this love do for us?
Luke 10:25-37. Today we review the method of Love Listen Discern and Respond used by the Time to Revive team. This method is taught to the gathering before they go into the streets.
Before the method can be used properly there must be a compassion in our hearts for those who do not know the Lord. We review the story of the Good Samaritan in order to self assess our own walk and ask ourselves the question, “Are we proving to be neighbor?”
2 Corinthians 4:7-18. But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that the surpassing power belongs to God. Paul describes some of the results that come from having the power of God [this treasure] at work inside of believers [jars of clay.] We dig into how this treasure gives believers life in the midst of death, an outspoken spirit of faith, and eyes of faith to see the unseen.
2 Corinthians 4:1-6. By the mercy of God, all of those who have turned toward the Lord with unveiled face are working as ministers of the gospel of the glory of Jesus Christ. Having this ministry as a gift from God, believers will not lose heart and will continue to share the light of the gospel that has the power to save.
2 Corinthians 1:8-11. Paul ends the introduction to this letter with an example of how God uses his own affliction to help comfort and strengthen the church. Paul shows how affliction causes us to move from self-reliance to a strengthened reliance on God who raises the dead!
Psalm 115. One act of rebellion that constantly plagued the nation of Israel was the worship of idols. Today’s psalm challenges its singers to gaze upon the glory of God and the effect that should have on where they place their trust. When we focus on God’s glory it will help us turn away from idols
Psalm 32. David pens this psalm to rejoice in the forgiveness that he has experienced. He shares his exclamation about forgiveness, his experience with the weight of his sin, and then instructs us in the way that we should go when faced with our own burden of sin.
Psalm 90. Perhaps the oldest psalm in the Psalter as it was penned by the prophet Moses. In this psalm we get to witness a prayer of Moses starting with a meditation of God’s greatness and concluding with a request for God to be active in His nation’s endeavors.
Psalms 42 & 43. The author of these Psalms is obviously at turmoil within himself and he gives witness to this turmoil through his song. His soul is thirsting for God and this is causing confusion within his thoughts and emotions. This gives light to an instructive wrestling match within the psalmist.
Psalm 73. What is it that causes a man to stumble or slip? More often than not, it happens when he takes his focus off of the path that he is walking on. The psalmist, Asaph, walks us through how he had taken his focus off of the Lord and that had almost caused him to stumble. He was able to regain his focus when he entered the sanctuary of God.