GRACE Fellowship Church of Westerville
"Joy, The Message of Philippians"
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  • GRACE Fellowship of Westerville
    3475 Paris Blvd, Westerville, OH 43081, USA
    Sunday 1:00 AM
"A Book of Joy"

Any Christian who is feeling down or discouraged about anything should study Paul’s great letter to the Philippians. This is true because of Paul’s circumstances when he wrote it. He had been kept in prison for two years in Caesarea, without trial, and he was being held for an unknown amount of time in Caesar’s jail in Rome. He had survived a perilous storm on the Mediterranean Sea. He had been deserted by most of his friends. Others, even Christian leaders, had spoken against him, hoping to get him in even more trouble with the government. He was facing possible execution for his faith. Terrible! Yet no book in the Bible is so filled with joy as Philippians.
What was Paul’s secret? How could he remain joyful in such circumstances? We will find out over the next several weeks as we look deep into the heart and motivation of this great apostle.
-Small Group Questions-

1. Discuss the goals of this study and how they will impact your life.
- That there will be conversions to Jesus Christ
- That there will be growth in personal commitment and holiness on “my” part
- That there will be an expanding concern for others on my part

2. What do you think was the secret to Paul’s joy?

3. How was Paul’s mind and Jesus mind alike?

4. How is your mind like Jesus’ and Paul’s mind?