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“Find Joy” – Philippians – Week 7
August 8, 2021

“Find Joy” – Philippians – Week 7

August 8, 2021

Philippians 3:1-11

    Each of us wants to joy.

We joy.

Jesus invites us to joy.

Joy protects my heart from:

  1. People who want a fight
  2. Evil character
  3. Jesus “plus”

Each of us has a Jesus “plus” story.

  1. Paul’s Story
  2. Jesus’ Story
  3. Our Story

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

(2 Corinthians 5:21, ESV)

Joy protects my heart from myself so that…

 DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Head

  • Read Philippians 3:1-11. Where does Paul find his confidence?
  • What did Paul lose because Jesus became his “everything”?
  • How do Christians experience the power of the resurrection, today?

Heart

  • Where do you find your confidence in the midst of your guilt and failures?
  • For you, what was lost when you began learning about or believing in Jesus? What was gained?

Hands

  • Think about a time when Jesus became a greater part of your life (even in a very small way). Practice sharing this joyful experience in the mirror, with somebody through a text message or phone call, or with others in your group.

 

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