Next Series Begins October 13: Joy Ride – A Journey Through Philippians
The first church started by the apostle Paul in Europe was in Philippi, a Roman colony in northern Greece. This community of believers, founded around 51 A.D., became a very generous partner in Paul’s ongoing missionary work. With much affection and gratitude, Paul writes this letter while imprisoned, perhaps 8 or 9 years after his first visit to Philippi. In addition to thanking them for their ongoing support, Paul seeks to encourage the believers to have joyful confidence in Christ, even in the midst of external opposition and internal conflict.
Paul longs for the Philippians to think like Christ, live like Christ, and love like Christ. He expresses deep confidence that Christ is at work in their lives, transforming them into his likeness—and that this is a reason for great joy! During this six-week series, we will look at how we can become more like Christ, and we will celebrate God’s work in our own lives and those of others in our community. Together, we will identify and commit to practical, simple ways to incorporate mindfulness and gratitude into our everyday lives, confident that God “who began a good work in us will bring it to completion” (Philippians 1:6).
|Oct 13||Introduction||Ruth Campbell|
|Oct 20||Philippians 1: Joy in Christ||Brian McLaren|
|Oct 27||Philippians 2: Humble like Christ||Matthew Dyer|
|Nov 3||Churchwide Day of Service: Serving like Christ||N/A|
|Nov 10||Philippians 3: Devoted to Christ||Matthew Dyer|
|Nov 17||Philippians 4: United in Christ||Ruth Campbell|