Sermon Discussion Guide

You First, Me Second

Week of 11/1/20

Connection

Take some time to check in with each other. Share any updates, challenges, or celebrations. 

How are you feeling about all things election?

How does this week’s message relate to the current political climate?

Who is someone you know that lives a selfless lifestyle?  How would you describe their behavior?

What do you think are some essential ingredients to be a Christian?

Scripture

READ Philippians 1:27-2:30

Questions on 1:27-2:5

What does this passage say about God? What does this passage say about you?

How would you define the gospel of Christ?

Why does it matter how we conduct ourselves?

Share a time when you felt frightened by people who oppose you.

What does it mean to be united with Christ?

Since we are united with Christ, what instructions are we given?

What is the difference between self-care and selfish ambition?

Which of these instructions do you find most challenging?  How can this group support you?

Questions on 2:6-11

What does this poem say about God? What does this poem say about Jesus?

How does this poem relate to the instructions given in the previous section?

Questions on 2:12-17

How has the political climate led to grumbling and arguing?

How can we be different and still hold fast to what we believe?

Questions on 2:19-30

What examples does Paul give to show what the instructions given earlier look like?

What areas of your life could you apply this type of behavior?

How can we encourage and strengthen each other to live this out?

Prayer

Spend time in prayer. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you the strength to be like Jesus. Pray for any requests and needs of the group.

Service – Go and Do

What will you do this week in response to all that we studied tonight?

Remember Our Vision

Experience the presence of God and the power of family.  May the presence of God bring you peace and may the power of family encourage us to go to God in praise and worship no matter what circumstance we find ourselves in.