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What does a life look like when marked by the joy found in Christ? This is the central question of the series, Marked By Joy: A Study of Philippians. While Paul’s other letters contain long sections of rich theological teaching, Philippians is different in that here Paul addresses mostly practical issues of Christian living: joy and suffering, unity in the church, ambition, and living in light of the future. Thus, Philippians helps frame the context of day-to-day Christian experience. When one finds their joy in Christ, the result is faithful Christian living, regardless of life’s ups and downs. In fact, the experience of everyday ups and downs drives us into a deeper experience of Christ.

Series Overview: 
 

  • 4/19/20 - Marked By Joy: Joy in Christ  | Philippians 1:1-11

  • 4/19/20 - Marked By Joy: Trusting God’s Plan | Philippians 1:12-26

  • 5/3/20 - Marked By Joy: To Live is Christ | Philippians 1:21-30​

  • 5/10/20 - Marked By Joy: Humility | Philippians 2:1-11​

  • 5/17/20 - Marked By Joy: Overcoming Complaint | Philippians 2:12-18​

  • 5/24/20 - Marked By Joy: Caring for Others | Philippians 2:19-30​

  • 5/31//20 - Marked By Joy: Godly Ambition | Philippians 3:1-14​

  • 6/7/20 - Marked By Joy: Christ Our Hope | Philippians 3:15-21

  • 6/14//20 - Marked By Joy: Rejoicing Always | Philippians 4:1-9​

  • 6/21/20 - Marked By Joy: Contentment | Philippians 4:10-20

For more background information on Philippians, check out the resources at The Bible Project

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This is a brief series called “It Is Finished”, leading us toward Easter. In this three part series we will consider the necessity of the full work of Jesus in his (1) Life, (2) Death, (3) and Resurrection. For the Gospel to be Good News, we need to understand all three. Join us as we begin shifting toward the Easter Season!

Reading Plan: There is probably no book of the Bible that more concisely, yet thoroughly, considers the full work of Jesus than the Book of Romans. This is Paul's great theological treatise.
 

  • Week 1 (3/29-4/4): Romans 1-5

  • Week 2 (4/5-4/11): Romans 5-10

  • Week 3 (4/12-4/18): Romans 11-16

The Lenten season is a solemn season of preparation in which we embrace that longing that precedes the work of Jesus on the cross. In this season, it is appropriate to turn to a book of the Bible that emphasizes that longing, particularly in the context of suffering.

The book of Lamentations gives voice to the suffering of Israel and reveals the difficult intersection of suffering, with a sinful and broken world, and eventual work of Jesus. In Lamentations, we see the seriousness with which God takes unfaithfulness to his law, injustice, and the rejection of His grace. For us today, we live in a culture and context of unprecedented privilege, wealth, and perceived superiority. From this modern experience, the poetic and eulogistic words of Lamentations help us appropriately address suffering, injustice, and sinfulness with hope of redemption.

Each time you read, consider these two questions and journal your thoughts in this guide or elsewhere:

  1. What does this passage teach me about God?

  2. How does passage cause me to long for the coming work Jesus?
     

CLICK HERE for the digital guide. We also have printed booklets on Sunday mornings
 

READING PLAN*:

  • Week of 2/23-3/1: Lamentations 1

  • Week of 3/1-3/8: Lamentations 2

  • Week of 3/1-3/15: Lamentations 3

  • Week of 3/15-3/22: Lamentations 4

  • Week of 3/22-3/29: Lamentations 5

We often learn a lot about Jesus, but how well do we know him. We often know much about what Jesus accomplished in Jerusalem, but how well do we know about his ministry leading to Jerusalem. In this series, we seek to get to know Jesus by walking with him and highlighting his character, ministry, and life as he journeys toward Jerusalem, where he would eventually go to the cross.
 

Since we will not be able to look at every chapter of Luke, each week of our series simply highlights an important aspect of Jesus’ life and ministry. With that in mind, as a church, we have an opportunity to better know Jesus by spending time with him each day through his word. To that end, we created a devotional reading plan that will lead you through the Gospel of Luke by the end of the series. Each week has about 3-4 chapters, which allows you to take your time and spend quality time with Jesus. 
 

Each time you read, consider these two questions and journal your thoughts:

  1. How does what I read help me know Jesus better?

  2. How will I live in response to now knowing him in this way?
     

CLICK HERE for the digital guide. We also have printed booklets on Sunday mornings
 

READING PLAN:

  • Week of Jan. 5-11: Luke 1-3

  • Week of Jan.12-18: Luke 4-6

  • Week of Jan. 19-25: Luke 7-9

  • Week of Jan. 26-Feb. 1: Luke 10-13

  • Week of Feb. 2-8: Luke 14-17

  • Week of Feb. 9-15: Luke 18-21

  • Week of Feb. 16-22: Luke 22-24