This week we will read through two New Testament books – Jude and Philippians. Jude, the half-brother of Jesus, “calls the church to fight, in the midst of intense spiritual warfare, for the truth.” He confronts apostasy, the defection from true, biblical faith. The church must stand in truth today, as well. In Philippians, we’ll discover that we can have joy regardless of our circumstances. Paul writes from prison to encourage the church at Philippi to continue walking with God and to face suffering with joy. On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon. Please consider the questions below regarding the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups.
- Sunday, June 17 – Mark 2:13-17
- Monday, June 18 – Jude 1-25
- Tuesday, June 19 – Philippians 1:1-30
- Wednesday, June 20 – Philippians 2:1-30
- Thursday, June 21 – Philippians 3:1-21
- Friday, June 22 – Philippians 4:1-23
- Saturday, June 23 – Philippians 1:12-30
What has happened to Paul? (vs. 12) How has this advanced the Gospel?
List the various words and phrases that reveal Paul’s motives and attitudes.
How should people preach Christ?
What kind of deliverance do you think Paul is talking about in Philippians 1:19?
Do you consider it gain to die? Why or why not?
What is Paul trying to convey in Philippians 1:21?
Even though being with Christ is better, why does Paul want to remain in the body?
Do you know someone who has lost their joy? How can you encourage them this week?
What does it mean to conduct yourself in a manner worthy of the Gospel? (1:27)
What is the Gospel? Does it affect every area of your life?
What does Paul hope will be true of the Philippian church? (1:27-28)
What has been granted to the Philippians (and others)? (1:29)
What struggles has Paul had? (1:30)
What is one principle you are taking away from these Scriptures?
- Sunday, June 24 – Mark 2:18-22
We will make posts on our website and app on Sunday mornings that outline the Bible reading plan for the rest of the week. Or you can view the entire Bible Reading Plan (June – Aug 2018)