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Weekly Discussion Questions for February

WEEK 1

EVERYTHING IS DUNG COMPARED TO JESUS

Philippians 3:1-11

The only value in life is Jesus so Love Jesus above all else

Questions-

  • What is so dangerous about what the “dogs” are preaching?
  • How might they be different than those who were proclaiming out of selfish ambition?
  • Paul compares all his privilege and prestige to rubbish (or literally dung) compared to Jesus, what do you make of those strong words?
  • What does Paul mean when he says “gain Christ… be found in him… know Jesus”?
  • Where could you deepen your love for Jesus?

WEEK 2

HEAVENLY CITIZENS PRESS ON and IMITATE JESUS

Philippians 3:12-21

The goal of life is not heaven, it is Jesus, be like Jesus

Questions-

  • Paul is all about “ forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,” What does that look like in your life?
  • Paul presses on “toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.” What does this mean to you?
  • What are you most looking forward to about resurrection?
  • What helps you to stand firm?

WEEK 3

HDO NOT FEED FEAR- REJOICE- GIVE THANKS AND PRAY

Philippians 4:1-9

Followers of Jesus don’t focus on anxiety, they pray and think of good things

Questions-

  • Who have you struggled to get along with?
  • What would it mean to practice forbearance in your life right now? Where do you need to start?
  • Where does anxiety creep into your life?
  • How might might you pray every time you feel anxious
  • How can you “dwell” more on the light? Where do you need to “do” more? What does your particular “dwell and do” program look like?

WEEK 4

CONTENTMENT in CHRIST

Philippians 4:10-23

The secret of contentment is Jesus

Questions-

  • Where are you able to live content?
  • When do you most struggle to be content?
  • How does Jesus strengthen you to live a content life?
  • Where do you share your treasures?
  • Are there ways you feel called to share more?

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