The members of the Philippians church were desperately poor. They were persecuted for the cause of Christ and under attack by false teachers. On top of all of this, they were dealing with a feud between two prominent women in their congregation that threatened to shatter the unity of their church. As the Apostle Paul addressed these believers, he knew their situation and yet despite their circumstances, these believers had an overwhelming joy that permeated their church. So much so, that this letter to the Philippians has been dubbed, “the epistle of joy.” Come join us as we spend eight weeks digging together in this incredible book, seeking to apply its principles so that we may learn the secret of having joy, peace, and contentment in every circumstance we face. We are looking forward to this journey into joy! – The Elders of Good Shepherd
Men, come to The Forge and join us as we study through the verses of Ecclesiastes, Wednesday nights in the Library from 7-8:30 pm beginning April 19th. This is a time for interactive study, fellowship, and prayer together with the men of the church. “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17
Men (and young men age 10+), you are invited to our next Rally Point on March 18th, 7:30-9 AM. I will be speaking on the theme: Men at War. It is so important for Christian men to realize that we live our lives in the context of a massive war. In order to be effective in the fight, we need to be purposeful and live our lives with a biblical, wartime mindset. The Scriptures have much to say for us in this regard. Come enjoy a good breakfast and learn more about how to live intentionally and effectively in the midst of this great battle. – Pastor Jeremy
Courage: Fighting Fear with Fear By Wayne and Joshua Mack
Fear is so much a part of the human experience that we may think there is no escape. Our own earthly solutions fall short, but God has offered us a better remedy: a spirit of “power and love and discipline” (2 Tim. 1:7) that can overcome fear of others, irrational fear, and sinful fear. Through short lessons and discussion questions, Wayne and Joshua Mack show how we can find true courage by fearing God and trusting in him alone. By learning how the fear of God drives out all other fears, a strong foundation is laid for courage in every situation.
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