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The Phillippians small groups enter their seventh and final week of meetings this week.
Each week Pastor Rich will deliver a sermon pertaining to that week's small group discussion. There is also a set of discussion questions that will be used each week, as well as additional questions that relate to that week's discussion. These study guides will be available on Fridays. Click the link at the top of the page to view those study questions.
In addition to the weekly study guide, this week there is a special article on Contentment included. This article was adapted from a piece entitled "The Secret of Contentment" copyright 2010 by William B. Barcley. A link to that article is listed above.
For an overview of the small group schedule and to see the discussion questions, please click the link at the top of the page.
In addition, hard copies of the study questions will be available at the Welcome Tables on Sundays.
According to Pastor Rich, Phillippians deals with people and their pursuit of "joy."
"Everyone is seeking 'joy' in their lives," he said. "God’s Word will give us a vision of how we can rejoice throughout life and what the source of joy should be. As we discover the source of joy, we will also discover that which should be our pursuit in life. The small groups will provide an opportunity to talk about the practical application of living out the teaching we find in Philippians. Philippians is a great book to memorize, but, more importantly, a great book to let direct our thinking, feeling, and actions. If you are interested in living a life of 'joy' then this is a series for you."