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Philippians – Week 1
June 27, 2021

Philippians – Week 1

June 27, 2021

Philippians – Week 1

Philippians 1:1-11

Happiness is on .

Joy is of .

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23, ESV)

Five Ways to Discover Joy

  1. Reframe Your (v. 3-4)
  2. Shift Your (v. 5)
  3. Discover and Be (v. 6)
  4. Remember (v. 7)
  5. Become (v. 8)

My Next Step is (v. 9-11)

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Head

  • Using your own words, how do you define happiness? For you, how is this different from joy?
  • Recall the five ways to discover joy that Pastor Tim shared in this week’s sermon. Which one do you need to focus on this summer and why?
  • Compare the prayer in Philippians 1:9-11 with the prayer in Colossians 1:9-11. What part of this prayer does your heart echo today?

Heart

  • Read Philippians 1:3-8. Which emotion do you feel when you hear these words? Why do you think you feel this way?
  • What does joy motivate and inspire you to do that happiness cannot?

Hands

  • Share the next step that you wrote in your message notes this week. How can your group encourage and support you in doing this?

 

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