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Feb-March, 2016

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  • Worthy of the Gospel: Knowing Jesus - Doug Tensen
  • Worthy of the Gospel: Peace and Joy - Ed Baker

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Worthy of the Gospel

The apostle Paul was the original church planter. He established so many churches in the early days, and much of what we call the New Testament is made up of letters Paul wrote to the churches he started and cared for. His letter to the Philippians is one of these letters.

Paul writes from a jail cell.

Jailed for his Christian faith, he writes to his friends at the church in Philippi and imparts several things:

  1. That he loves them and prays for them
  2. That he is content and even joyful while in jail because he believes his suffering connects him with Jesus, and while imprisoned he has a “captive” audience as he shares the Gospel of Jesus.
  3. That they are to live humbly like Jesus in this world, and therefore, to shine like stars.
  4. That they are to trust in Jesus’ goodness alone, and not in their own religious accomplishments.
  5. That, through Christ, they can be content, at peace, and full of joy no matter what their circumstances might be.

This is Paul’s most joy-filled letter, overflowing with encouragement, tenderness and hope, while at the same time, offering vibrant encouragement to the Philippians and to all Christians to live in a manner worthy of the Gospel of Jesus.

Join us for the next 4 weeks as we walk through this powerful letter together, and  as we learn about how Jesus can give us power to walk through any circumstances life might throw at us with peace, contentment, humility and deep, attractive joy!

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