Devotions

Changing the world one step at a time

Session 1

Setting the Scene
Reviewing the vision
Reading Philippians 1: 1 - 11
  A blueprint for the church

First principles

  • the priority of the saints (vv. 1)
  • the warmth of the greeting (vv. 2)
  • grace: receiving the blessings God gives
  • peace: resting in the status God brings

Valued partners

  • convicted prayer (vv. 4 – 5)
  • committed relationship (vv. 5, 7)
  • continuing work (vv. 6)

Gearing to grow

  • it’s a good work (vv. 6)
  • it’s a discerning love (vv. 9, 10)
  • it’s a God given invitation (vv. 10b, 11)

A God directed community

  • everyone has a part to play
  • encouragement builds relationships
  • God’s goal for the church: right living brings glory to Him