Discipleship Explored helps followers of Jesus turn up the gospel soundtrack to their lives.
It goes beyond simply teaching the right moves - go to church, pray, read the Bible, share the gospel - and focuses on the music which drives discipleship: the love of Christ. The greatest love anyone can ever know.
This eight-session journey through Paul’s letter to the Philippians is ideal for believers at any stage of the Christian life.
Discipleship Explored - Confident in Christ
God is in control of everything, not just when things are going well but also when they aren't. We see this played out as Jesus was dying on the cross. Reading through Philippians 1:1-11, we will see nothing can prevent God from completing his good work in us, it is something we can be confident ...
Discipleship Explored - Living in Christ
For Paul, the apostle of Jesus, life is about knowing Jesus better and telling others about him. Paul was going through great suffering, he went to prison, people were trying to stir up trouble for him and in Philippians he was under house arrest in Rome. He didn't know whether he would live or d...
Discipleship Explored - One in Christ
Paul repeatedly writes about koinonia, a Greek word meaning unity, partnership, or togetherness with one another. When we love the brothers and sisters in our local church, it shows that we really are followers of Jesus. But our unity is under threat by opposition from outside the church (Philipp...
Discipleship Explored - Obedient in Christ
Just as Jesus obeyed his Father, so we must obey our Father too. Our obedience must not be a way to earn our salvation, Jesus has already earned it for us, Paul tells us to "work out your salvation" in Philippians 2:12. When we live obediently, we will "shine...like start"(Philippians 2:15). Othe...
Discipleship Explored - Righteous in Christ
Many people, even Christians, think that God will accept them because of the good things they do, or the bad things they don‚Äôt do. But Christianity says God accepts us because of what Jesus has done. That's because he - and he alone - lived the life we should have lived. And then he - and he al...
Discipleship Explored - Transformed in Christ
Jesus is more valuable to Paul than anything. Paul wants to do whatever it takes to know Jesus better and become more like him (Philippians 3:10-11). Two of the ways we can become more like Christ is by imitating godly believers (Philippians 3:17) and through suffering (Philippians 3:10). Christ ...
Discipleship Explored - Rejoicing in Christ
Euodia and Syntyche were two Philippian believers who were in sharp disagreement with each other. Paul pleads with them to ‚Äúbe of the same mind in the Lord‚Äù (Philippians 4:2). That phrase, ‚Äúin the Lord‚Äù or ‚Äúin Christ,‚Äù is key to understanding how we can be united with each other and ‚...
Discipleship Explored - Content in Christ
Paul knew that deep contentment can be experienced regardless of how much we have or how little (Philippians 4:11-12) ‚Äì because it‚Äôs found in Christ (Philippians 4:13). The Philippians understood how ‚Äúrich‚Äù they were in Christ, and this awareness enabled them to support Paul generously an...