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Advent Devotional 2022

Rock Solid Confidence | Todd Madonna | Oct 30, 2022

Speaker: Todd Madonna

October 30, 2022
Philippians 1:12-14'>Philippians 1:12-14

Todd Madonna

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  1. Doing Life

As a church family, we care about each other’s lives: what we’re celebrating, what we’re 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: Philippians 1: 12-14

Sermon theme: Rock Solid Confidence – Todd Madonna

  1. Paul provides us with a powerful example of turning difficult circumstances into opportunities to communicate the Gospel.
  •  Describe the impact he had on the Praetorian Guard overseeing his house arrest.
  •  Describe the impact he had on Roman believers (“the brothers”).
  1. Romans 1:16 reveals the “rock” on which Paul is laser-focused and to which he submits his life.
  •  What is Paul’s rock of confidence and how should this affect us when we are given opportunities to share our faith?
  •  How does this affect me if I am gripped with timidness and fear, and don’t view myself as anything close to a “super saint” like Paul? (See Psalm 27:1)
  1. After reading all of Philippians 1 and reviewing Acts 16, discuss the circumstances and reasons that Paul had to lose his confidence, considering these examples that Todd shared:
  •  Difficult location or season in life
  •  Bad news / negative words and actions of others
  •  Physical or emotional suffering
  1. Encourage one another with any recent stories where you have seen or experienced the power of the Gospel advancing around you. Think especially about a time when God surprised you and used you as His vessel in lieu of your own power and efforts.

 

  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 the next steps toward Jesus.



 

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