Author: Ron Graham
—Lessons from Philippians
A series of lessons from Philippians, developing the elements of Spiritual Wellbeing summarized in the series "I Can!" (The lessons are also available as a print-friendly ebook in pdf format.) This series is designed for class teaching or a lectureship/workshop programme. Tap any title next to an arrow in the list below.
➤ A United Purpose —Many Christians are go-it-aloners. Being deliberately untied instead of united deprives one of the joy of fellowship in common purpose.
➤ Strong Spiritual Growth —There is a link between joy and spiritual growth. Paul says, "I shall remain with you and continue with you all for your progress and joy of faith" (Philippians 1:25).
➤ Praiseworthy Conduct —Our conduct must fit our faith in Christ's sacrifice for our sins, and fit our purpose which is to bring praise and glory to God.
➤ Generous Sharing —Giving and receiving are the cause of joy —especially the giving. Jesus once said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 20:35).
➤ A Humble Attitude —Humility, meekness, and lowliness are often associated with feebleness and insipidness. But if meekness is weakness, then Jesus was weak, for he was certainly meek and lowly.
➤ An Eager Hope —A hope of Heaven is not irrelevant to our life on earth, rather heavenly hope makes earthly life worthwhile.
➤ A Christ-like Love —Paul did not love with a love of his own. He loved with the affection of Christ. To love as Christ loved, is to truly love.
➤ Self-confidence in Christ —We all know that confidence is important to our wellbeing. The Christian's confidence is based in the Lord.