Throughout Philippians, we can learn from Paul the true path to joy: knowing Christ, spreading His message of forgiveness, and loving others even when the going gets tough. We’ve put together this series to help us as a church continue to focus on Jesus and His resurrection on Easter, and through this to grow to love Christ, His church, and the world more fervently, even in these times of limited social contact. We will be posting a new devotional each morning Monday through Friday at 6:30 AM in written and audio form, which will include the respective daily passage in Philippians, some thoughts, and a short prayer, authored by various small group leaders and members of our church. We hope these devotionals will serve as encouragements for your own spiritual life, as well as springboards into discussions with other brothers and sisters. How are they doing during this time? What do they think about these topics? How can you encourage them? Be thinking about how we can still grow together as one body throughout this time, as this will give our church real life and power from God. God’s grace and peace to you as you go through this series.
What things do you depend on in your life? What do you rely on? Vivian Weiß faces these questions, which come up reading Philippians 3:7-11.
From what do you draw your self-worth, your pride? From what you do, what you can do well, maybe better than others? Theresa Luibrand points out by means of Philippians 3:2-6, why this isn’t a great idea and what really matters.
How do we deal with redundant, seemingly logical and perhaps understood statements from the Bible? And what gives us security in our faith? Jessica Fischer shares her thoughts about Philippians 3:1.
How committed are you to Jesus and His plan for the world? Have you been distracted lately by these tough circumstances? Eva Deuchert challenges us from Philippians 2:25-30 to take Epaphroditus as our role model.
Are we thinking of others during this strange time? If yes, how can we love them? Philipp and Stephanie Gronewald have some ideas from Philippians 2:19-24.
Do you find yourself grumbling about our current situation? Are you tired of the suffering in this world? Stanley George encourages us from Philippians 2:14-18 to change our perspective so we can find joy in the Lord despite suffering .
Does God make us holy, or do we have to do it ourselves? Is this a confusing topic for you? Finn Langenbach helps us understand this tension from Philippians 2:12-13.
Who should we take as our role model? And how is that connected with worship? Janis Arzet shares his thoughts about Philippians 2, 5-11.
How do we as a church live out real love in humility? What can we learn from the Philippian church? Matthias Völker walks us through Philippians 2: 1-4
Why can our lives, lived accordingly to the gospel of Christ, be compared to a fight? And how does this fight look like? Solveig Küspert shares her thoughts, to what kind of fight Paul invites and encourages us in Philippians 1, 27-30.