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How should we pursue spiritual maturity–becoming more like Christ? In Paul’s epistle to the Philippians, one of the dominant themes is spiritual maturity. Throughout the epistle, he encourages them to pursue unity, to be faithful in suffering, to rejoice regardless of circumstances, to live as citizens of heaven, to have the mind of Christ, and to practice many other virtues–essentially calling them to be mature. Then, in chapter 3, he specifically exhorts them to imitate his pursuit of Christlikeness (v. 17). He describes himself as a banker counting everything loss to gain Christ (v. 8) and as a runner seeking to win the prize of knowing Christ (v. 12-14). As we study Philippians, it will inspire us to new heights of spiritual maturity. Let’s study it together with the Bible Teacher’s Guide.
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–Dr. Young-Gil Kim, Founding President of Handong Global University
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Five Star Review on Amazon By Laura Davis
Are you looking to be deeply challenged in your faith? Greg Brown’s study in Philippians will do just that. I understand why it is called The Bible Teacher’s Guide because it is perfect for teachers in growth groups, Sunday School and of course, it is perfect for individual study as well.
The author has done an excellent job using scripture to show the marks of a mature Christian and he takes the reader on a journey that forces them to honestly answer where they are in their spiritual journey. Have you grown, or have you stayed in the same place? Are you a bold witness for Christ or do you just read books, listen to sermons on Sunday and then move on, never sharing with others about the Lord? This study is guaranteed to make anyone who claims to be a believer in Christ, to sit up and take stock of themselves in relation to how, or if, they are fulfilling the great commission to spread the gospel.
I really liked the style in which this was written. Each chapter centered around one main thought called the Big Idea. After finding the Big Idea for each passage studied, readers then answer the Big Question, which leads the reader (or small group) through the entire text asking the all-important observation, interpretation and application questions. While this study can be enjoyed alone, I highly recommend it for your group study or bible study class. It is (as the title says) a Bible Teacher’s Guide so if you are about to teach a class on Philippians I highly recommend you buy this book.
About the Author
Greg Brown earned his MA in religion and MA in teaching from Trinity International University, a MRE from Liberty University, and a PhD in theology from Louisiana Baptist University. He has served over twelve years in pastoral ministry and currently serves as chaplain and visiting professor at Handong Global University, pastor at Handong International Congregation, and as a Navy Reserve chaplain.
Greg married his lovely wife Tara Jayne in 2006, and they have one daughter, Saiyah Grace. He enjoys going on dates with his wife, playing with his daughter, reading, writing, studying in coffee shops, working out, and following the NBA and UFC. His pursuit in life, simply stated, is “to know God and to be found faithful by Him.” To connect with Greg, please follow at http://www.pgregbrown.com.