Last week we talked about the Gospel for Mutts. Thank you Johnny K!
This week we dive into the letter Paul wrote to the church in Philippi. He was at the end of his life and stuck in a Roman prison from which he would not be released. These four, short chapters are his personal reflections on how he has remained faithful to Jesus through many difficult circumstances: doubt, resentment, escape, ignorance, privilege, success, failure…
These circumstances are actually threats to our relationship with God that we still experience today. Anyone of them could derail us from a life of faithfulness. Yet Paul triumphed in the challenge and the power of God: see his rejoicing, his excitement about the Gospel, his desire to persevere to the end, and most of all his contentment. This fall, we will explore each circumstance and see how Paul stood firm and lived in a manner worthy of the Gospel.
I am really looking forward to being back in the pulpit. I have missed you all! Small Groups start this week. They are open to everyone. See you on Sunday.