Philippians 4: 2-9
- Who needs to agree?
- What phrase does Paul add to his pleading?
- Where should our minds be focused?
- How is unity preserved in the community of Philippi?
- How is unity preserved by where your thoughts are?
I am frustrated with the merger of Fox River Grove and Crystal Lake Hammers. My soccer team has merged with another and we look terrible. I could focus on the players who trot around and don’t carry their weight. I could focus on the players in the center of the field who don’t tackle. However, just focusing on criticising will not bring peace or harmony. I need to focus on why am there. I need to focus on the efforts that many did put forth. I need to think differently. In what areas is there a lack of harmony in your life? How could you think about those areas differently to preserve unity and be an agent of joy?
- Who does Paul ask to help these women?
- When should the Philippians rejoice?
- Where is the Lord?
- How are the Philippians to deal with the anxiety they have?
- What will the peace of God do?
- Are these women in church leadership? How has their problem affected the whole church?
- How do arguments strip people of their joy?
- Was Paul mistaken in thinking that Jesus was coming back soon?
- What is ‘petition’? How does that affect how we pray?
- Are pure, noble, admirable, lovely things only found among Christians?
- Should women lead the church? Should The Chapel have a third, female, Senior Pastor in the mix?
- Are you at odds with someone? Is it a godly remedy to talk it out with a third person? Is it godly to let them have it out of both barrels?
- Does a lack of rest strip you of joy? How could you prioratize your life so that the essentials are still carried out and you are joyful, peaceful and rested?
- Do you see God at work in teaching, counseling, homemaking, television, and finances? What true, noble, right, pure, and lovely things did you see at work today?
- How are you an example to those around you in the way your mind works?