Pastor Sean challenges us to determine in our minds what is true in the quiet times so we are at peace in the troubled times. Do you find yourself thinking more about positive things or negative things? How does this thinking impact your responses to challenging situations? Going forward, what steps will you take to think more on the things of God rather than the things of this world?
As we continue in the book of Philippians, Pastor Sean asks us to look at who might be Christ-like examples worthy of being followed. Why is ti dangerous to believe that you need Jesus plus other things to be saved? Why is it dangerous to believe that since you have Jesus you can do whatever you want? Why is it so important to Paul that we fix our affections on our heavenly home and not our earthly home?
Pastor Sean leads us through this passage in Philippians where Paul lists all of his qualifications for being confident in the flesh. Paul goes on to declare those things rubbish compared to knowing Jesus Christ.
Pastor Sean then leads us to Luke and the parable of the lost sons. Where do you see yourself in this parable? Are you realizing your need to return to the Father or are you standing on the porch refusing to join the party?Are you willing to forgive and celebrate when one who was lost comes home to the Lord, even if they've done really bad things? Do you personally know the love of God?
Pastor Sean finishes chapter 2 of Philippians calling us to be intentionally walking through life with others in order to lead them to Jesus and live life in Him.
Do you have heroes? If so, who are they and why do you look up to them? Jesus is our ultimate hero. In what ways are you trying to be more like Him? Are you intentionally helping anyone else to become more like Jesus?
What does it mean to "work out your own salvation with fear and trembling"?
Why was it important for the Philippians to "become blameless and harmless"? Why is that important for Christians today in the US? Pastor Sean encourages us through this passage to reflect God's light to those around us.
Pastor Sean leads us in how we are to glorify God by being like Jesus. Paul said, "...let this mind be in you" and "be transformed by the renewing of you mind". What am I doing to allow the Holy Spirit to do these things in me? How does Jesus' "coming in the form of a servant" impact how you view others?
Pastor Sean walks us through 4 verses that remind us of qualities that we share with our brothers and sister in Christ. Because of Him we exhibit qualities that we may not have naturally. What should this look like? What does it mean to have unity of conviction? What does it mean to have unity of affection?