Community Group Questions 10.04.20

by Oct 7, 2020

Seeing Joy

Philippians Chapter 1

  1. What sense do you get when reading Phil. 1:3-4 about Paul’s relationship with the Philippian church members? Do you think that Paul’s response is something you share today?
    a. Why is being connected to a local church not an option for believers?
    b. How has today’s culture (not pandemic related) made this difficult?
    c. How have you responded to the pandemic’s challenge to stay connected?
  2. Christians can be a great joy, but also the cause of great pain. How is this seen in 1:12-18?  What do you make of Paul’s final thought in verse 18?
    a. What kinds of rivalry or divisions in the church do you encounter today?
    b. How might Paul’s instruction in 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 lead us?
    c. Contrast Romans 12:14-21 with Galatians 1:6-9. How is the response different and why?  Are there any life examples you can share encountering similar circumstances for each?
  3. In what way does Phil. 1:21 minister to you and/or challenge you?
    a. If someone who knew you well was to fill in this blank for you what would it be: “To live is ____________, to die is ___________”?
    b. Read 1:27-28 and discuss Paul’s call to unity and it’s application to our church.