Week Two


Discipleship Lessons

by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson

Director, Joyful Heart Renewal Ministries


Week Two

Struggles that Advance the Gospel 1:12-30


Philippians 1:21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.  




Q1. (1:12-14) From the standpoint of witness to others, you are much more credible when you are undergoing personal struggles, stress, and problems. Why is this so?

Why was Paul's witness so powerful?

What personal struggle are you going through that could enhance your testimony if you handled it right?

Q2. (1:18b-19) Why is our ability to rejoice so dependent upon our faith that God is in control, working even in the midst of difficulty?

What must you believe in order to be able to rejoice in the midst of problems?

What is your basis for believing that?

Q3. (1:20-21) How can fear keep us from being a bold witness?

Why does fear of people bind our tongues?

How does "losing our life" for Christ's sake actually give us an abundant life?

What fear is keeping you from clear witness?


Q4. (1:23) What do Philippians 1:23 and 2 Corinthians 5:6-8 teach about the state of Christians immediately after death?

How does this comfort you?

How does this energize you?





Alpha & Omega MBC was founded in Chicago as a church committed to promoting the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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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