Philippians: To Live Is Christ (Following God Through the Bible Series)

McGuirk, Nancy


Barcode: 9780899573755

Release date: 04/03/2013

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Most Christians know life is supposed to go on, joyfully, in spite of difficult circumstances. But most lack a proven role model to follow.

But such a model exists in the apostle Paul. Chained to an uncertain future in a Roman jail, Paul nonetheless wrote words of encouragement and hope to his fellow believers. Not only did Paul not complain about his difficulties, he found reasons to rejoice in them--mainly, that the Gospel was being
spread as a result of his confinement.

Paul's epistle to the Philippians is a treasure chest of spiritual insights about how to rejoice in the Lord regardless of circumstances; how to live as a citizen of heaven in a world weighed down by daily difficulties. Joy is possible. Paul lived it and reminded the Philippians many times over in his short letter.

Suitable for individual or group study, Philippians: To Live Is Christ is an eightweek study of Paul's letter to the church at Philippi. Daily lessons and weekly reviews are supplemented by background information on Paul and Philippi, application questions, quotes from Christian authors and leaders, reflective prayers, and helpful marginal notes.

It is possible to live in this world without Christ. But, as Paul writes, to really live is Christ. Only He provides the reason and the strength to rejoice when life says the opposite.

"'In this world of fiberglass I'm looking for a gem' Bob Dylan once sang. Here's a true gem in today's vast world of Christian literature. Don't miss it! For decades Nancy McGuirk has been one of Atlanta's premier Bible teachers having influenced thousands of lives for Christ. She combines the skills of a scholar and a pastor. In this book she handles the Philippians text carefully and conscientiously and at the same time with an unerring eye for its practical application. She beautifully expresses ways life can be different this very day-before noon. That's because Nancy lives each day reflectively before God. We're eavesdropping on a holy conversation. We are so much richer for it."

Dr. Victor Pentz, Senior Pastor, Peachtree Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Georgia

About the Author
As a young wife and mother, Nancy McGuirk was awakened to her need for a personal, daily relationship with Jesus Christ. That awakening led her to share a message with a small group of women that there is a deeper life to be found in Christ. The Women's Community Bible Study of Atlanta that Nancy leads today comprises 500 women who meet weekly to study, pray, and grow in Christ. Satellite groups in other cities receive Nancy's ministry via video and audio. (

Nancy has also authored a number of study materials, including Rest Assured, a 90-day devotional for women, and My New Life in Christ, an eight-week Bible study for new and growing followers of Christ. She and her husband are the parents of four adult children and two grandchildren.


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