Sermon Application Questions
- In Philippians 1:25-26, Paul is convinced that he will “remain and continue” with the believers, and he asks them to live in a particular way. What way is that? (hint: verse 27)
- What is a life that is “worthy of the gospel of Christ?” What does that look like?
- How would thinking about the gospel, and seeking to live out its effects and implications, change our lives? Would we be quicker to forgive, braver, more patient, more sensitive, less lackadaisical about sin, more compassionate? Why or why not?
- Why is “standing firm in one spirit” and a Christian unity without fear a sign to unbelievers of their “destruction?”
- What do we communicate about the gospel, about the truth of God’s salvation, about the work of Jesus Christ, when we do not stand firm, when we do not pursue unity, when we chose to complain rather than contribute, when we live in fear?
Family Worship Questions
- Read Philippians 1 & Discuss:
- In verse 3 Paul states that he thanks God for the Philippians. Why is he thankful for them? Who are people you are thankful for? Why are you thankful for them? How could you tell them this week that you are thankful for them?
- In verse 12 he says “what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel.” What has happened to him? Where is Paul? How would you feel if you were imprisoned for sharing your faith? Why do you think Paul could have such a good attitude about this?
- Read verse 27 again. What does it mean to live a life “worthy of the gospel of Christ?” How can we live a life like that? How can we strive side by side with other believers in our family and church?
- Sing: Behold Our God.