“Discipline of Joy” Series

Week 6 – “Discipline of Joy”, Philippians 4, Part 2
READ PHILIPPIANS 4:10-13 IN ADVANCE
I wonder what the source of Paul’s contentment was…
I wonder what the source of your contentment is…
I wonder what the image of the olive tree says to us about living out of Jesus’ strength…

Week 5 – “Discipline of Joy”, Philippians 4, Part 1
READ PHILIPPIANS 4:1-9 IN ADVANCE
I wonder if you think it is possible to conquer worry.
I wonder how praying as Paul tells us here can keep us from feeling pulled in many directions.
CLOSING – Philippians 4:9 is a charge. READ Philippians 4:9. Put it into practice. If you want to actually take hold of God’s peace, then do these things. Live them out.

Week 4 – “Discipline of Joy”, Philippians 3
READ PHILIPPIANS 3 IN ADVANCE
I wonder what things we look to bring us joy.
I wonder if those things can bear the burden of satisfying our need for joy.
I wonder what might be able to bear the burden.
 

Week 3 – “Discipline of Joy”, Philippians 2
READ PHILIPPIANS 2:1-4
What insights did you have from these verses?
Verse 3 says, “in humility value others above yourself.”  I wonder how difficult this is for you to put into practice.
READ PHILIPPIANS 2:5-11
What insights did you have from these verses?
I wonder if we can have Jesus’ attitude in all of our relationships. I wonder what that would look like.
I wonder how we can embody Jesus’ attitude of humility in our lives.
How would living with humility, serving others bring joy, both to us and others?

Week 2 – “Discipline of Joy”, Philippians 1
Questions:
What brings us together in fellowship? How is it a source of joy?
How can having each other in our minds, hearts and prayers grow us together?
Weekly Challenge: Read Philippians 2 and pray for others in the church.

Week 1 – “Discipline of Joy”, Philippians
Questions:
What steals your joy?
How can we set our focus on Christ?
Weekly Challenge: Read Philippians 1
 
Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Teach the new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you.
And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of age.
~Matthew 28:19-20