2022 Lent Study – Epistle to the Philippians
At our confirmation, the Bishop led us in making public affirmation of baptism and asks the question: “Will you each, by God’s grace, strive to live your whole life as a disciple of Christ, loving God with all your heart, and your neighbour as yourself?” and we answer: “I will, with God’s help.”
Then the Minister prays for us: “Merciful God, deliver them from all evil that they may walk in the way of truth and life. Open their hearts by the Holy Spirit to your grace and truth. Keep them in the faith and communion of your holy Church. Send them into the world to witness to your love and justice. Bring them and us all into the fullness of your peace and glory.” And so, begins a daily claiming and re-discovering our walk with God as Christ’s disciple.
Lent is an ideal season of the church year to promote discipleship. There are five weeks during Lent before Holy Week. The following series of discipleship Bible Studies is as a Lenten series based on the Epistle of Philippians.
Though the five weeks of Lent we will look at living out this life of discipleship through
- Living among God’s faithful people,
- Proclaiming the good news of God in Christ through word and deed,
- Serving all people, following the example of Jesus,
- Hearing the word of God and share in the Lord’s supper,
- Striving for justice and peace in all the earth
We encourage each person to read through the book of Philippians. Also read the passage to be studied a few times before Sunday. This way, you can come to the study prepared to discuss on it.
Week 1: Living Among God’s People
Week 2: Proclaim the Good News God
Week 3: Serving all people, following the example of Jesus
Week 4: Hearing the word of God and sharing the Eucharist