Needs vs. Wants

Do you know the difference between a “need” and a “want”? Are you sure? Most of us have read “And my God will supply every need of yours…” in Philippians 4:19 and had a certain set of circumstances in mind. Webster defines “need” as, “a lack of something requisite, desirable, or useful; a condition requiring supply or relief; lack of the means of subsistence.” Most of us probably operate with this definition in mind when it comes to what we expect from God.

Two weeks ago, we were reminded that context is necessary for a proper understanding of Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Daniel reminded us that this doesn’t mean we can leap tall buildings, and fly faster than a speeding bullet, or other silly things. It means that in any and every circumstance, the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need is “in him who strengthens me”.

So, what do we REALLY need? What did Paul really need? And what does God promise to supply? This Sunday we’ll explore Paul’s understanding of our true “need” and wrap up our series on the book of Philippians.

We’re also going to send off our Middle School Mexico team and meet the newest member of our Valley Church staff – our new Middle School Director, Clayton Eddleman!

See you there!


P.S. In case you missed Second Friday, our Middle School band “Speak Life” led worship for over 200 people this past Friday. They did a great job as the INVESTED themselves for Gospel purposes! Way to go!