Part I – Remembrance of You (June 27, 2015)
Looking at Paul’s situation, he was in prison when he wrote this letter. Despite enduring primitive conditions, Paul spends most of the first chapter being thankful and thinking of the well being of others. This message will show you how to be selfless despite your circumstances, and have the love of God permeate your heart and mind.
Part II – Between the Two (July 4, 2015)
Torn between life and death, Paul’s experience in prison causes him to think about the work and his desire to be with Christ. Knowing that death will cease his current struggles, he realizes God has kept him alive to tend to the churches. Despite his suffering, Paul ends up rejoicing knowing that being alive has given opportunity to serve, and that by death he will see Christ in the resurrection. Pastor Shin contrasts the final moments of a Christian’s life vs. a non-Christian and shows how our belief in God changes our outlook on life and death.
Part IV – Esteem Others (July 25, 2015)
Comparison is a natural human tendency. It’s not enough to be rich. We want to be richer. It’s not enough to be smart. We want to be smarter. Paul exhorts us to “esteem others as better than ourselves”. What does this mean? How is this possible? Join us for today’s study as we look at the implications of Paul’s words.
Part VI – Be Anxious For Nothing (August 8, 2015)
…But in everything give thanks…Though incarcerated in prison, Paul has no fear or worry. His knows that God is, that God exists. He knows that his God is big. Despite his circumstances, he knows that the antidote to worry is prayer. In this message, Pastor Shin shows us how to deal with worry and anxiety, and offers a practical way to pray.
Part VII – Learned to be Content (August 22, 2015)
Many people today invest their time, money, and livelihood achieving something they believe will make them satisfied. However, many of them acknowledge at the end of their lives that it was all in vain. How can we live a meaningful and satisfying life? What should we reach for to be content? In this last message, Pastor Shin shows us through Paul’s last chapter how we can be content despite the circumstances we currently face.