Real Mature (W3D6) Prepare for Sunday

Week 3. Saturday: Prepare for Sunday REVIEW: Take a few minutes to make a list of what you’ve learned this week. PRAY: Ask God to use this time to help you get familiar with Sunday’s scripture passage. READ: Philippians 2:1-4 1 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. T

Real Mature (W3D5) The Same Struggles

Week 3. Friday: The Same Struggles PRAY: Ask God to speak to you from His Word. READ: Philippians 1:29-30 29 For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him, 30 since you are going through the same struggle you saw I had, and now hear that I still have. UNDERSTAND: get a deeper understanding of the key words Begin by underlining nouns with a single line, double underline verbs, and circle descriptive words. Make a list of the key words/phrases and think about what they mean. Snapshot: In this passage Paul reveals to us that he was not the only person being persecuted for the gospel. Apparently the Philippians were also going throug

Real Mature (W3D4) Granted

Week 3. Thursday: Granted PRAY: Ask God to speak to you from His Word. READ: Philippians 1:29 29 For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him, UNDERSTAND: get a deeper understanding of the key words Begin by underlining nouns with a single line, double underline verbs, and circle descriptive words. Make a list of the key words/phrases and think about what they mean. Snapshot: In this passage Paul teaches us that our faith is granted to us by God (see Ephesians 2:8-9). God gives us the ability to believe in Him because we are dead in our sins and cannot believe on our own (Ephesians 2:1-5). Not only is our faith granted to us, su

Real Mature (W3D3) Fearless

Week 3. Wednesday: Fearless PRAY: Ask God to speak to you from His Word. READ: Philippians 1:27-28 27 Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel 28 without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved—and that by God. UNDERSTAND: get a deeper understanding of the key words Begin by underlining nouns with a single line, double underline verbs, and circle descriptive words. Make a list of the key

Real Mature (W3D2) Worthy of the Gospel

Week 3. Tuesday: Worthy of the Gospel PRAY: Ask God to speak to you from His Word. READ: Philippians 1:27 27 Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel UNDERSTAND: get a deeper understanding of the key words Begin by underlining nouns with a single line, double underline verbs, and circle descriptive words. Make a list of the key words/phrases and think about what they mean. Snapshot: In this passage Paul reassures the Philippians that will persevere together for the faith of the

Real Mature (W3D1) Whatever Happens

Monday: Whatever Happens PRAY: Ask God to speak to you from His Word. READ: Philippians 1:27a 27 Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. UNDERSTAND: get a deeper understanding of the key words Begin by underlining nouns with a single line, double underline verbs, and circle descriptive words. Make a list of the key words/phrases and think about what they mean. Snapshot: In this passage Paul teaches us that the way we live (conduct ourselves) should not be determined by our circumstances (whatever happens). Whether we are in a good or bad situation we are commanded to live like we belong to and represent Christ. Since Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifi

Real Mature (W2D6) Prepare for Sunday

Week 2. Saturday: Prepare for Sunday REVIEW: Take a few minutes to make a list of what you’ve learned this week. PRAY: Ask God to use this time to help you get familiar with Sunday’s scripture passage. READ: Philippians 1:27-30 27 Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel 28 without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved—and that by God. 29 For it has been granted to you on behalf of Chris

Real Mature (W2D5) Progress and Joy

Friday: Progress and Joy PRAY: Ask God to speak to you from His Word. READ: Philippians 1:25-26 25 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith, 26 so that through my being with you again your boasting in Christ Jesus will abound on account of me. UNDERSTAND: get a deeper understanding of the key words Begin by underlining nouns with a single line, double underline verbs, and circle descriptive words. Make a list of the key words/phrases and think about what they mean. Snapshot: In this passage Paul tells us that he is convinced that God was using him to help other believers progress and find joy in their faith. A

Real Mature (W2D4) To Live Is Christ

Week 2. Thursday: To Live is Christ PRAY: Ask God to speak to you from His Word. READ: Philippians 1:21-24 21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. 22 If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! 23 I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; 24 but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body. UNDERSTAND: get a deeper understanding of the key words Begin by underlining nouns with a single line, double underline verbs, and circle descriptive words. Make a list of the key words/phrases and think about what they mean. Snapshot: In this passage Paul reveals

Real Mature (W2D3) What Really Matters

Week 2. Wednesday: What Really Matters PRAY: Ask God to speak to you from His Word. READ: Philippians 1:18-20 18 But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice, 19 for I know that through your prayers and God’s provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance. 20 I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. UNDERSTAND: get a deeper understanding of the key words Begin b

Real Mature (W2D2) Friendly Fire

Week 2. Tuesday: Friendly Fire PRAY: Ask God to speak to you from His Word. READ: Philippians 1:15-17 15 It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. 16 The latter do so out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. 17 The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. UNDERSTAND: get a deeper understanding of the key words Begin by underlining nouns with a single line, double underline verbs, and circle descriptive words. Make a list of the key words/phrases and think about what they mean. Snapshot: In this passage Paul tells us about a gr

Real Mature (W2D6) Prepare for Sunday

Week 2. Saturday: Prepare for Sunday REVIEW: Take a few minutes to make a list of what you’ve learned this week. PRAY: Ask God to use this time to help you get familiar with Sunday’s scripture passage. READ: Philippians 1:27-30 27 Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel 28 without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved—and that by God. 29 For it has been granted to you on behalf of Chris

Real Mature (W2D1) Not About You

Week 2. Monday: It’s Not Always About You PRAY: Ask God to speak to you from His Word. READ: Philippians 1:12-14 12 Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel. 13 As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. 14 And because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident in the Lord and dare all the more to proclaim the gospel without fear. UNDERSTAND: get a deeper understanding of the key words Begin by underlining nouns with a single line, double underline verbs, and circle descriptive words. Make a list of the key words

Real Mature (W1D6) Prepare for Sunday

Week 1. Saturday: Prepare for Sunday REVIEW: Take a few minutes to make a list of what you’ve learned this week. PRAY: Ask God to use this time to help you get familiar with Sunday’s scripture passage. READ: Philippians 1:12-26 12 Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel. 13 As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. 14 And because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident in the Lord and dare all the more to proclaim the gospel without fear. 15 It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but other

Real Mature (W1D5) Discerning What Is Best

Week 1. Friday: Discerning What is Best PRAY: Ask God to speak to you from His Word. READ: Philippians 1:9-11 9 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God. UNDERSTAND: get a deeper understanding of the key words Begin by underlining nouns with a single line, double underline verbs, and circle descriptive words. Make a list of the key words/phrases and think about what they mean. Snapshot: In this passage Paul show us the results

Real Mature (W1D4) Growing in Love and Wisdom

Week 1. Thursday: Growing in Love and Wisdom PRAY: Ask God to speak to you from His Word. READ: Philippians 1:9 9 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, UNDERSTAND: get a deeper understanding of the key words Begin by underlining nouns with a single line, double underline verbs, and circle descriptive words. Make a list of the key words/phrases and think about what they mean. Snapshot: In this passage Paul prays for the Philippians to experience true spiritual growth. He says that growth is seen by how our love increases. This is a continually increasing love for both God and people. Paul uses the phrase “abound more and more” to

Real Mature (W1D3) Sharing in God's Grace

Week 1. Wednesday: Sharing in God’s Grace PRAY: Ask God to speak to you from His Word. READ: Philippians 1:7-8 7 It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me. 8 God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus. UNDERSTAND: get a deeper understanding of the key words Begin by underlining nouns with a single line, double underline verbs, and circle descriptive words. Make a list of the key words/phrases and think about what they mean. Snapshot: In this passage Paul talks about his imprisoned state. It is interesting to

Real Mature (W1D2) Finish What He Starts

Week 1. Tuesday: God Finishes What He Starts PRAY: Ask God to speak to you from His Word. READ: Philippians 1:3-6 3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. UNDERSTAND: get a deeper understanding of the key words Begin by underlining nouns with a single line, double underline verbs, and circle descriptive words. Make a list of the key words/phrases and think about what they mean. Snapshot: In this passage Paul is thankful God for the

Real Mature (W1D1) Grace and Peace

Week 1. Monday: Grace and Peace PRAY: Ask God to speak to you from His Word. READ: Philippians 1:1-2 1 Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all God’s holy people in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons: 2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. UNDERSTAND: get a deeper understanding of the key words Begin by underlining nouns with a single line, double underline verbs, and circle descriptive words. Make a list of the key words/phrases and think about what they mean. Snapshot: In this passage Paul is greeting the people in the church of Philippi (God’s holy people) and its leaders (overseers and deacons). At the time of h

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