Home Church Lesson 3/22/20

Welcome to week two of SBC home church. For the next several weeks we are going to be going through the book of Philippians together. Our hope is that you will still take time on Sundays to stop and worship the Lord by yourself, with your family, or in whatever context you may be. We will be providing you weekly with resources to help you do just that. This week we are going to start with an overview of Philippians, but before you watch the video, take a few minutes and read the passage below and answer and discuss the questions.

(If you have children participating, use the material highlighted in yellow to help lead them in your discussion. We suggest using NIRV translation if possible.)

As you get started, Read Hebrews 10:23-25

This passage takes on new light in our current context. How do you read this passage differently now then you would have a month ago?

(With how things have changed this week, how do you connect with these verses now?)

What are some practical ways that you can stir one another up to love and good works and encourage one another?

(Stir up= to encourage)

For the time being, we cannot meet as a group on Sundays, so what are some creative ways that you can think of to “not neglect to meet together,” even if it can’t be in person?

(Discuss ways to stay in contact and encourage your friends during this time.)

Take a few minutes to watch the following video:

“Philippians is a series of short messages all centered around a key poem in chapter 2 about the incarnation, death, and resurrection of the Messiah. Paul then takes key phrases from this poem and uses each accompanying message to show how living as a Christian is seeing your own story as a lived expression of Jesus’ story.” – The Bible Project

What do you hope to get out of this study of Philippians?

(What's something from the video that you hope to learn more about?)

Paul is in prison when he writes this letter. Are there any ways that you can relate to Paul’s situation?

(How do you think Paul was feeling in prison? Can you relate?)

“Dying for Jesus is not the true sacrifice for Paul, rather it’s staying alive to serve others.” If you were in the same circumstance as Paul, do you think you would have the same perspective? What can you learn from Paul’s perspective that might apply to your life now?

(Paul knew being with Jesus in heaven would be better, but he was willing to give that up so he could carry on the work of Jesus. What are you willing to give up?)

Staying alive and serving others is how Paul participates in the story of Jesus. What are some ways that God is asking you to participate in the story of Jesus?

Paul offers the example of Jesus as a way of life that his followers are to imitate. Why do you think Paul wants us to imitate Jesus? How can you imitate Jesus this week?

(Imitate= to act like, to copy, to be like)

Things to Pray for:

  • Praise God for his faithfulness even in the midst of the current circumstances.
  • Pray for those who are suffering, people who can’t leave their houses, those who have lost jobs, those who are physically ill
  • Pray for those who don’t have community and are feeling isolated and alone.
  • Pray for opportunities to stir one another up to love and good works and to encourage one another.

Songs for Home Church

Other Scripture to read and meditate on this week

  • Consider memorizing Philippians 2:6-11
(As a family work on memorizing Philippians 4:4-6 )
  • Isaiah 45:23

Additional Resources:

*We will continue to keep you updated regarding our gatherings. If you have any questions, concerns, or needs, please contact any staff member and/or elder. We have listed the staff emails below.

  • pete@sangerbible.com
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