Week 7: You Find What You’re Looking For

Sermon date: February 25

Scripture

Practice

Meditate on the following questions:

  • What in my life right now in my relationships or circumstances do I struggle to see the positive or good?
    Remember: You can’t control what happens to you, but you can control how you frame it. The way you frame it will dictate how you respond and behave.
  • What are some ways you could reframe your circumstances that would be the most positive, life building, God-honoring, mutually edifying way for you to approach this situation?
  • How could God use your circumstance for His glory and your good?

3/3rds groups

Scripture for study: Philippians 1:12-26

If your group is following the 3/3rds model, download the 3/3rds format guide here.

Additional Life Group Questions

Scripture for study: Philippians 1:12-26

Use the questions below if your group is not doing the 3/3rds model or if you need more questions for your Looking Up or Looking Forward time.

  • Are you the kind of person who sees the glass half empty for half full? (Not a bad or better answer – just making an assessment of how our personality tends to handle life’s difficulties.)
  • What is the difference between Paul’s view of life and the view of the Stoics (grin and bear it) and the Epicureans (eat, drink and be merry)?
  • How does Paul decide if an event (like his jailing) is good or bad? How would this example encourage others?
  • What is Paul’s overriding attitude toward his uncertain future (v. 21)? What does he mean? What reasoning helps him decide?
  • “For me, to live is _____.” Given your priorities and schedule this week, how would you honestly fill in the blanks? What would change if you wrote “Christ”?