HOW DID YOU SEE GOD THIS WEEK AS YOU FOLLOWED HIM?

WHAT DID GOD SAY IN HIS WORD?

Opening Question:

Have you ever seen a broken relationship healed? What did it take for the relationship to heal?

Pastor Mitch challenged us that walls of division will not be healed by fingers of accusation, but must be melted by embraces of love. Let’s read again the passage from Sunday:

18 For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.

20 But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.

4:1 Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved.

Reflect Together:

Paul tells the Philippians “even with tears” that some “walk as enemies of the cross of Christ” (Philippians 3:18). Why do you think Paul cries for the enemies of Christ?

What does it mean to have “minds set on earthly things”?

WHAT DID GOD SAY TO ME THROUGH HIS WORD?

If Paul has “tears” for the enemies of Christ, how does that compare to your reaction to “enemies”?

When things get really bad, and you can’t see the end of it, do you find yourself longing for the return of our savior Jesus? Why or why not?

WHAT DOES GOD WANT ME TO DO ABOUT IT?

Since standing firm is active (4:1), what kind of work is God calling you to in this season? How will you be an agent of God’s healing?