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Advent Devotional 2022

Affection of Jesus| Phil Carnuccio | Oct 16, 2022

Series: ONE JOY

Speaker: Phil Carnuccio

October 16, 2022
Philippians 1:3-8'>Philippians 1:3-8

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Follow Along with the Message


  1. Doing Life

As a church family, we care about each others lives: what we are celebrating, what we are mourning, what decisions we are praying through, and everything in between 

(1 Thessalonians 2:8, Romans 12:10, 15). Suggested time: 10-20 minutes 

  • How are you doing? 
  • What can you thank God for this week?
  • When were you most aware of Jesus’ presence this week? When were you least aware of Jesus’ presence this week?
  • Do you have any practical needs?
  1. Jesus Centered

God uses His Word to reveal Himself to us, equip us to live the good life He’s designed for us, show us our sin, and strengthen us as we follow Him (2 Timothy 3:16-17, Colossians 1:9-12, and James 1:22-25). Suggested Time: 20-40 minutes 

Primary Passage:

Sermon Discussion Guide

October 16, 2022


1. What is your understanding of the

word saint?

2. In his letter to the Philippians, Paul

refers to the Philippian church

community as saints. How can this

be? As a Christian, how are we to

understand the word saint?

3. Why should we develop a prayer life

and intercede for others?

4. Are there other prayers in the bible,

such as the one Paul prays for the

Philippian church, that you have

used to enrich your prayer life and

can you recommend it to others?

5. Does your life group practice praying

over each other? 

6. In the second part of Pastor Phil’s

message, he commented that it was

a miracle that Paul could pray with

affection for the Philippians. 

Do you agree? Why or why not?

7. How is loving others with the

the affection of Christ Jesus different?

8. What is the brokenness that you

need to give up to love others with

the affection of Christ Jesus?

9. Our worship team selects songs that

echo the message of each sermon

in our hearts and minds. What words

from the song God I Look to You or

Oceans resonate with you? How do

the words encourage or challenge

you?  

10. Pastor Phil encouraged us to do

something related to Philippians 1:9-

11 at the end of the sermon. What

did he ask us to do? Remember to

dedicate time for this each week.




God I look to You

I won’t be overwhelmed

Give me vision to see things like You do

God, I look to You

You are where my help comes from

Give me wisdom

You know just what to do

I will love You Lord my strength

I will love You Lord my shield

I will love You Lord my rock

Forever all my days I will love You God

 

Oceans

You call me out upon the waters

The great unknown where feet may fail

And there I find You in the mystery

In oceans deep

My faith will stand

I will call upon Your name

And keep my eyes above the waves

When oceans rise my soul will rest in Your

embrace

For I am Yours and You are mine

Your grace abounds in deepest waters

Your sovereign hand

Will be my guide

Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me

You’ve never failed and You won’t start now

So I will call upon Your name

And keep my eyes above the waves

When oceans rise

My soul will rest in Your embrace

For I am Yours and You are mine

Spirit lead me where my trust is without

borders

Let me walk upon the waters

Wherever You would call me

Take me deeper than my feet could ever

wander

And my faith will be made stronger

In the presence of my Savior

 

  1. Engaging the Heart

Jesus calls us to walk in the light, confessing our sins to God and each other. God’s Spirit works through confession and community to lead us to repentance. (Romans 3:23-24, James 5:16 and 1 John 1:5-10) Suggested Time: 10-20 minutes 

  • How are you doing abiding with Jesus this week in Scripture and prayer? 
  • What sin do you need to confess to God? What are you struggling to trust Jesus with this week? How can you give Him control of it? (As people confess sin, make sure to remind one another of the good news Jesus offers.)
  1. Expanding the Kingdom

Just like God the Father sent Jesus on a mission of reconciliation for us, Jesus sends us out as ambassadors of His reconciliation. We are called to make disciples wherever we go. (John 20:21 and 2 Corinthians 5:18-20) Suggested time: 10-20 minutes

  • People: Who in your life can you be building with right now? What does that look like during this season? 
  • Plan: Are there any rhythms planned (virtual or in-person) that we can invite these friends into? What spiritual conversations do you want to initiate with them soon? 
  • Pray: Let’s pray for our people by name; pray for their needs, opportunities to connect, and opportunities to have spiritual conversations that help them take next steps toward Jesus.

 

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