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Devotional 1: Thanksgiving, Affection and Prayer! - Philippians 1:1-11

Hello Metro,

Welcome to our online devotional for our Philippians series. This devotional is intended to be a simple way for you to go a little deeper in our study, and to remind yourself from week to week what the Holy Spirit is illuminating to you. It would also make for a great conversation over coffee with a friend! Taking a little time just once per week to review what you heard and to read the passage over again will take God’s Word into you more deeply, or as Paul said to the Colossians, to “let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly.” Each devotional also includes the worship song we concluded each sermon with. Click on the link to take a few minutes of private worship. May this devotional be an encouragement to you and your walk with Christ.

Devotional 1: Thanksgiving, Affection and Prayer! - Philippians 1:1-11

1. Read the passage slowly.

  • What stands out to you? 
  • What is contained in these first 11 verses that gives you an idea of what the letter may be about? 
  • What are you thankful for? Does thankfulness come easily to you? Why or why not?

2. Consider

“When I catch myself drifting toward discouragement, hopelessness, resentment, and self-pity, I swim back to the anchored dock of Paul’s short letter. I am not outwardly cynical, but as a subtle whiner and sneaky complainer I am a repeat offender. I often have to turn myself in to Philippians for rehab.” – Ramon Presson, “When Will My Life Not Suck?” pg. 20

  • How can you relate to what the author is saying?

3. Prayer and Praise

  • Pray through the passage in your own words. 

  • Suggested Worship Song: Let it be Jesus Christi Nockels

 

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