YouVersion Logo
Search Icon

Bethany Church

Confidence in what God is Completing

Confidence in what God is Completing

Locations & Times

Bethany Church

6601 Alderson St, Weston, WI 54476, USA

Sunday 8:30 AM

Philippians 1:1-11

New International Version

1 Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus,
To all God’s holy people in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons:
2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
7 It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me. 8 God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.
9 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.
What do you have confidence in? Paul has confidence, with joy, in what God is finishing.

1.An Unlikely Letter (Philippians 1:1-2)
a.The unlikely author
i.Questionable background
ii.Difficult Circumstances
iii.Unshakable confidence that God would finish what He has started
b.The unlikely recipients
i.The Saints, overseers and deacons
ii.What makes us worthy?
c.Paul’s prayer: Grace and Peace

2.Paul’s Rejoicing (Philippians 1:3-8)
a.Partnership in the Gospel
b.Confidence in Christ’s completion of what he started (Hebrews 12:1-2)
c.Their affectionate relationship

3.Paul’s Request (Philippians 1:9-11)
a.Love to abound
b.Growth in knowledge and understanding (Discernment for what is best and pure)
c.To be filled with righteousness
d.That God may receive glory and praise

Next Steps:
1.Accept God’s gospel of grace
2.Invite God to complete us
3.Strive to know what matters.


Verse of the Week: Philippians 1:6   And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.

News and Announcements

NEW: Walk in the Word: CO-ED in-depth Online Bible Study- Jude. Meeting Wednesdays at 6:30pm. Contact: Sarah 715-803-4135

THANK YOU ALL who helped during Spring Clean Up Day on Saturday!

EMT Equipping Moms with Truth, Thurs. April 18th, 6:30PM. Our topic is: Our Identity in Christ. Menu: Make your own pizza. If there are any questions, please contact Cheri Baker @ 715-574-4780.

Works in Progress, Sat. April 20, 9:30AM-3PM

Days for Girls, Sat., April 27, 9:30-Noon

Casper Funeral, Sat. May 4 10AM Visitation, 11AM Service, Lunch to follow

We spend five mornings singing, eating, playing, creating, and learning truths from the Bible. This year we are creating a breaker rock, surrounded by beach, as we learn about the unmovable truth of God in a world of shifting sand. Contact Patty with questions or concerns at 715-573-8046. We are seeking volunteers 7th grade-Adult.

Connect with others as you volunteer to help with home projects for those in need in our community and within our church family. Sign-ups will be available in the lobby closer to the date.

Sign-up for a 1 or 2 day missions trip to see what the Swenson's are doing in Lac du Flambeau with the Native People. Day 1 is for anyone wanting to learn and experience Native culture, food, a powwow, including a Q&A time, and seeing some sights. Stay overnight if you wish to stay for a work project and canoe trip. Contact Sarah 715-803-4135


Verse of the Week: Philippians 1:6   And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.

YouVersion uses cookies to personalize your experience. By using our website, you accept our use of cookies as described in our Privacy Policy