Beginning August 16th...So as we have considered the makeup of our county, the 25,000 that are not experiencing the life-giving joy of a relationship with Christ and/or His church, and as we have considered the apologetic response to many of the arguments for not coming to Christ and/or His church, and for the last few weeks considered our own devotion level (is it 100%?), we turn our attention for the next several weeks to a little church from a couple thousand years ago, made up of elites, scoundrels, and all points in between - the Philippian Church.
Paul wrote the book of Philippians, and we have record of some of its happenings and activities in the book of Acts. We will be looking at how that rag-tag group became a solid launch point for ministry, and how that might apply to us today. How do we really live? If it is all-in, our talents and creativity, and even our weaknesses, when taken together, make a pretty awesome spot for Jesus to show up and blow the lid right off this thing - and for us to literally develop the "to lives is Christ, to die is gain" mentality/discipline of life!
We've had the RightNow Media resource for a few months now, and we have several using it, but I would like to encourage you to jump into this particular study (if you haven't signed up, just go to the church web site, www.mpccbedford.com, and follow the links to free resources). You can search on Matt Chandler, and it will bring this up. Jeff won't be copying this study word for word, or anything like that - its just another really good resource on what we will be looking at. Stay tuned for more blogs on this church and how it relates to our church as we move through this series.