The Maine* Idea: God desires each of us to have th e attitude of Jesus, serving others, thinking of them before ourselves, and so becoming a disciple who makes disciples, as we carry out His mission in the world.
The Maine* Idea: As we recognize God’s work in us, and begin to grasp our part in His plan, it gives a perspective that allows us to have joy that goes beyond circumstances. That attitude will be noticed by the world.
The Maine* Idea: God is pleased as we obediently work out the implications of our salvation in our Christian lives, trusting in His plan and empowered by His presence, even as He works in us.
The Maine* Idea: “One day all will bow, either in worship or in defeat. Is Jesus your Lord?”
The Maine* Idea: As we recognize who Jesus is, and reflect on what He did for us, our attitude will be changed, and we’ll find joy in serving Him by humbly serving others.
The Maine* Idea: Gospel-centered thinking, characterized by thankfulness, humility, and generosity, will lead to Gospel-shaped living, which will be evident in the unity of the church.
The Maine* Idea: Let your manner of life as kingdom citizens show the worth of the Gospel, firmly united in love, and bravely holding forth the message of grace.
The Maine* Idea: Knowing our eternity is secure in Him, we can have joy that goes beyond circumstances! We because… We have confidence in God’s Plan (1:18b-20). We are convinced of Christ’s Preeminence (1:21-24). We are committed to God’s Program (1:25-26).
The Maine* Idea: We can serve God joyfully, even when we are passing through hardships or opposition, because God has a plan, and we can trust Him.