This year marks the 500th anniversary of a German monk named Martin Luther nailing 95 theses against the Roman Catholic practice of indulgences on the door of the Church in Wittenberg, and thereby beginning what we have come to know as the Protestant Reformation. To celebrate and remember the truths that were championed in the Reformation, we are going to take a break from Philippians 1, to examine those truths which require us to have the courage to be protestant. This week we will examine at the Necessity of Regeneration from John 3:1-8. Utilize the resources below to familiarize yourself with the topic and prepare yourself for Sunday.
While it is imperative that believers have lives full of joy, this does not mean that they will have lives free of sorrow. On the contrary, suffering is an innate feature of the lives of those who follow the “Man of Sorrows.” Instead of these sorrows robbing us of our joy, however, they serve as an opportunity to glorify God as we rejoice in the midst of our pain. This Sunday we will look at the three types of suffering we face, as we begin our study of suffering in Philippians 1:12-18. Watch and read the resources below to help prepare your heart and mind for this coming Lord’s day.