A right relationship with Jesus Christ manifests itself not in some extraordinary otherworldliness, but in and through our Christ-like conduct and loving human relationships in this world. It is in our conduct and relationships that we are most in need of experiencing, expressing, and exemplifying the reality of God’s grace in the ordinary, everyday interaction we have with believers and unbelievers.

How often do you experience God’s grace in your ordinary, everyday interaction with others?

What does it mean for God to “open a door for our message” in verse 3? What doors has God opened for you to share the gospel? What doors would you like for Him to open in order for you to share the gospel?

Who are the “outsiders” Paul mentions in verse 5? Who are the outsiders in your life? Do you “make the most of every opportunity” in your interaction with them? What role does wisdom play in your interaction?

How would you explain to someone what Paul means by conversation/speech “full of grace, seasoned with salt” in verse 6?

Paul mentions several friends who were instrumental in serving with him to promote the work and message of Christ. Which of your friends would you mention in a similar letter? Which of them has been most influential in your Christian growth?

Living Gratitude

David recalled his painful challenges as well as remembered God’s faithfulness. God often uses gratitude to ignite life change for us and encourage faith in him. How can we develop a discipline of gratitude to change our perspective on life? Read Psalm 40 paying...

Trusting God Through Transitions

Moving from one season of life into the next may cause us to face certain challenges. Successfully transitioning through those challenging conditions or situations involves trusting that God is always with us and is moving us forward even when it doesn’t feel like it....

Your Wonders of Old

Throughout the Bible, God tells people to remember. Maybe because we so easily forget. And there’s nothing better to call to mind than God’s faithfulness. His enduring faithfulness has been at work in the family of LifePoint Church for over 35 years. He has proven...

Learning Contentment

Contentment is one of those difficult to define qualities that’s even more challenging to put into practice and actually experience. Growing in this quality is a continual process that can’t be rushed. Whether you are very aware of your discontent or feel mostly...

Stand

What would it look like for you to stand strong in your life right now? At different times in life, internal and external pressures can force us to lose our footing and direction. As we near the conclusion of the letter to the Philippians, we find encouragement to...