Looking Ahead to August…
Coming August 8th to September 3rd – 4-Week Bible Study
Philippians: The Joy of Christian Living
A couple of months ago, I felt the nudge to do an in-depth study on the book of Philippians. This posed a challenge for us as a group. Up until now, my Bible studies have each been about 30-days long, while the book of Philippians is only four chapters long.
I tried to push the idea out of my mind, and stick to the broader topic of joy, but over and over again I felt God leading me back to the book of Philippians.
Soon enough, I understood why. In order to get a better understanding of Paul’s letter to the church I needed to learn more about Paul, his conversion, his suffering, his life prior to his conversion, and his visit to the Philippians church.
When we understand the one who penned the letter (through the work of the Holy Spirit), we understand how God was using him in incredible ways.
And so our next Bible study opens up with a look at the apostle Paul and moves on to his letter to the Philippian church.
The book is immersed in the topic of joy. You can’t study this book without gaining a sense of hope and refreshment. My outlook on life has been greatly affected by this study, as I’ve gained a deeper understanding of contentment and peace.
Participation is FREE…
The study is four weeks long, and again I’ll have a FREE study guide that you can download, as well as printable resources each week throughout the study to encourage you along. The study guide will be right here on August 1st along with a more detailed explanation of the study, including a study calendar.
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In addition to the study guide, I’ve created a journal (available now at Amazon) for the study, that’s unlike any other journal out there. This one is a Bible-study/journal combination that’s jam packed with information. In it you’ll find everything you need to complete the study. I provide insight, encouragement, thought-provoking questions, cross references, and more…
The journal is available now on Amazon. I’ve also provided some sample pages below so you can take a peek inside.
(Please note: The journal is an optional addition. You do not require it to take part in this study, and will definitely enjoy the free resources I provide)
Philippians Bible Study Journal – Now Available
Our main focus for the study is joy:
We see Paul pressing forward for the prize of the high calling in Jesus Christ. (Phil. 3:14) Ready to thow off anything that slows him down or stands in the way of his faith, Paul is on fire for God.
He seeks joy through his pain as he leans on God’s sovereign power. He is content with little or much. His focus is sharp. He teaches us what it means to rejoice at all times, and leaves each reader with long-lasting hope.
The study will run for four consecutive weeks, August 8th to September 3rd.
But First: Come back here on August 1st for the free study guide. See you then!
You are loved by an almighty God,
The Time-Warp Wife