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Sessions with Philippians: Finding Joy in Community

This eight-session study of Paul’s letter to the Philippians explores the centrality of Paul’s faith in Jesus Christ, his love for the Philippian church, and his joy in serving both Christ and their church. Paul’s letter reminds us of his special relationship with Jesus and calls us into a renewed relationship with Christ, too. Each session concludes with thought-provoking suggestions, making it an ideal resource for Bible study groups as well as individual readers. The Sessions Series is preferred by a number of churches seeking to help people build their Bible study skills. Many groups enjoy studying the Bible book-by-book. This popular approach helps a group discuss a book’s basic themes, learn how to interpret that book, and then wrestle with it’s meaning for their lives.

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Approaching a Missional Mindset

The world isn’t the same as it was in the 1950s. The kind of church that worked then probably wouldn’t work now. Today, we must be the church in a new place, in unimagined ways, and with a wider range of people. We are called to the radical and refreshing challenge of developing a “missional lifestyle.”

A missional lifestyle involves more than simply supporting missions and maintaining the church program. It is about sharing the love of Christ whether or not anyone joins our church! A missional lifestyle challenges us to be the presence of Christ in our community and in our world.

Approaching a Missional Mindset is a Bible study that will help you strive to live a missional lifestyle. As you or your class work through these lessons, this study will help you examine your passion for living as a Christian and think about what needs to be changed in your life. Perhaps you will emerge from this study transformed. Together, we can make these days the “good new days”!

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Is God Calling?

We have all been called! Some of us may need to respond to the call. Some of us may misunderstand the call. Some of us may still be listening for God’s call or searching for the appropriate response. Regardless, God has gifted us all and called us into service. These Bible studies bear witness to the reality of God’s call. Sarah thought God’s call to motherhood was impossible. Samuel was confused by the whispered call of God. Elijah’s call was affirmed and validated in many ways. Matthew was clearly called by Jesus even though the religious leaders disagreed. Paul’s call drastically changed his life and the face of Christianity. These are exciting stories of call and response. Yet, these are no more exciting or dramatic or important than your call. In studying these call experiences, perhaps you can clarify your call experience. Witness the varying forms of God’s call, the variety of people called, and the variety of responses. Perhaps God’s call to you will become clearer. Hopefully, God’s call will become definitive for your life. As you study, pay attention…God is calling, and the call is for you!

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