Faith Talk for October 9, 2016

Together for the Gospel
Confidence

Philippians 1:6

For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

Summary

Today Pastor Brian introduced the book of Philippians. The big idea of this letter is God’s plan to continue the “good work” of spreading the Gospel through the church. The primary question being answered is, “How can we be a church God uses to spread the Gospel?” The major theme we will focus on is group unity. To be a church God uses we must be unified. The key lesson is that group unity is produced by individual humility.

Discussion

  • Pastor Brian covered important background information. In what ways do you see Valley View relate to Philippi and the church there?
  • What do see as the greatest challenge to Valley View being a church God uses to spread the Gospel?
  • How can you and your family prepare to gather and serve with the church in a spirit of humility for the sake of church unity?
  • Paul was confident in God’s promise to spread the Gospel. He was also confident in this church because they had experienced the grace of God. How does this confidence calm and encourage you?

Prayer

Pray for Valley View church to be a body of believers God uses to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Confess Valley View’s greatest need and how you too have fallen short. Ask God to prepare our body to be used to spread the Gospel, that He would give us the humility and unity we need. Commit to doing your part in making the spread of the Gospel our most important purpose.

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