Philippians Devotional Week 2 Now Up

Posted: September 22, 2009 by limabean03 in Biblical Studies, Christianity, Discipleship, Philippians, The Christian Life, Thought and Practice in the Diocese of South Carolina

Philippians 1:12-14

Pray: “Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life.” Psalm 54:4

One of Paul’s themes throughout this Letter is that the Philippians and us should model and seek to emulate the attitude and behavior of Christ and of Paul. Just as Paul exhibits joy and confidence in the Gospel of Jesus Christ despite his circumstances, so should we. Paul doesn’t simply set forth a teaching and expect his audience to follow that teaching, rather Paul performs those very acts that he instructs us to perform. For despite his imprisonment Paul never ceases to rejoice or to preach the Gospel.

1. What does this passage say?

2. What does this passage mean?

3. Why is Paul telling us that he is imprisoned?
4. How does Paul react to his imprisonment?
5. Paul could have used the fact of his imprisonment to suppress his joy or cease his preaching, but he doesn’t. What parts of your life imprison you and interfere with your joy or your sharing the faith?

Gracious Father, just as you clothe the lilies of the field with great splendor, send you Spirit upon us to clothe us in the righteousness and confidence of your Gospel, and give us the strength and wisdom to fulfill Your will despite our circumstances. In the Name of your Son Jesus Christ. Amen.

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Comments
  1. Susan Shanks says:

    Dear Rob and Iain,
    You two are awesome! I’ve been happy to have yur DVDs to give to neighbors and friends – BUT was really blessed to get Sept. 11th and 20th DVDs, because I was away and truly missed hearing your homilies – vacations are fun – but NOT on Sundays!
    In His Love,
    Susan
    PS Would it be possible to have the questions for Awakenings small groups written out for the faciltators? Maybe leave the ?s in each discussion room….
    would help us stay on target.
    Keep up the good work – God is SO real at Trinity!

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