Monday, September 9, 2013

Questions: Peace

We provide questions each week based on the theme of our service for our Micro Groups to use. If you're not in a Verve Micro Group, feel free to use them on your own.

This week our series was Life In 140 in which we're studying through the Bible book called Philippians. This week we focused on chapter four. If you missed it, you can listen to it here.
  1. What is something that brings you joy?
  2. Read Philippians 4:1-23
  3. In verses 1-3 we see that it's a big deal to get along with other Christians, and to make things right with them when there's a problem. Why do you think this is such a big deal? And is there anyone you need to reconcile with?
  4. We're told to "Rejoice in the Lord always" (verse 4). What do you think it might mean and look like to "rejoice in the Lord"?
  5. How could you start to have a life dominated by rejoicing in the Lord?
  6. In verse 6 we learn that instead of being anxious, we can pray, and it will lead us to experience God's peace. When have you experienced that? And how might you start experiencing it more?
  7. We discover in verse 8 that what our lives can be changed by what we choose to focus on and think about. Do you spend more time dwelling on the negative, or on what is true, noble, and praiseworthy? How could you change this?
  8. Paul says he has learned the secret of being content regardless of circumstances. The secret was "him who gives me strength." Can you picture being so close to God that no matter what happens you're content? How can you picture getting to that place in life?
  9. What do verses 10-19 teach you about giving (financially) back to God?
  10. Accountability Question:  How have I passionately pursued meaningful time with God?
  11. Prayer Question:  What could we be praying for you this week? (Is this there something good we could celebrate with you, or a challenge you need God's help with?)