Week 1


Discipleship Lessons

by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson

Director, Joyful Heart Renewal Ministries


Week One

Approve What Is Excellent – 1:1-11


Key Verses:

Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:


Philippians 1:9-10 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; 10  That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;




Q1. (1:1) What is the basic idea of "slave"?

What is the root idea of "saint"?

In what way are these words saying the same thing about a Christian's relationship to God? (Note: to answer this question correctly you'll need to refer to the notes on the precise word meanings.)


Q2. (1:6) When we become financial "partners" with a Christian missionary, minister, ministry, or church, what do we receive out of the partnership? What other kinds of support might we offer beyond financial?

Q3. (1:6) What does Paul expect God to do for the Philippian believers?

Why does he expect God to do this?

What is the basis of Paul's confidence?

On what basis can we expect God to do this for us?


Q4. (1:9-11) Why does Paul ask God to give the Philippian Christians discernment?

What will be the result of discernment in their lives?

How does selfishness cloud discernment?

How is the good the enemy of the best in our lives?

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Alpha nd Omega is a community minded and family friendly church where a stranger can find a friend and families can worship together.


As a community minded church we endeavor to bring community minded activities and resources to our members as well as the surrounding community.


Our goal is to expand our community projects to include and after school program as well as an adult continuing education center among our services that would be of value to our members and surrounding community.



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