Christ Community Brookside
Return To Joy - May 2 | Brookside
Joy in Becoming- 10:00am & ON DEMAND
Locations & Times
  • Christ Community - Brookside Campus
    400 W 67th St, Kansas City, MO 64113, USA
    Friday 11:00 PM


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Conversation Starters help us dig deeper, connecting Sunday’s sermons with our Monday lives. These prompts have been designed to help Community Groups grow in their relationship with God, with one another, and with their neighbors. Please know that these questions are meant to be a resource to you. You do not have to follow them verbatim or get through them all. We trust you to know your group and to ask the questions based on your group needs.

1. What stood out to you from the sermon?

2. Read Philippians 2:12-13. How did the sermon clarify the way you understand the phrase “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling?”

3. Who or what do you think in your life is forming you the most in who you are becoming right now?

4. In Philippians 2:13, Paul says God is working in us for God’s own pleasure. What’s your response to the thought that God is pleased with how He is working in us?

5. As a community group, what are small ways we can ‘shine as lights in [our] world” (Philippians 2:15) this week?

Pray that we would put ourselves in the path of God, and partner with Him so that we can also take pleasure in the work His doing in our lives. Pray that we would obey with joy, and without grumbling.

Prayer Requests

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Title: Joy in Becoming
Scripture: Philippians 2:12-18
Speaker: Bill Gorman,
>> God died to save you from sin and take you to heaven.
>> God rescues us to remake us.
“Obedience is not a list to accomplish but a relationship to deepen." - Lynn Cohick, Philippians
>> Being beloved remakes our obedience.
"Across Paul's letters, grace is defined consistently as an incongruous gift. It is given 'freely' in the sense that it is given without prior conditions and without regard to worth or capacity. But that does not mean that it comes with no expectations of return, no hope for a response, no 'strings attached.' A gift may be 'free' in one sense (given irrespective of worth or desert) but not in another (with no expectation of response). In fact...the Christ-gift carries strong expectations because it is transformative: it remolds the self and recreates the community of believers." - John Barclay, Paul and the Power of Grace
>> Being obedient remakes our influence.
"We draw people to Christ not by loudly discrediting what they believe, by telling them how wrong they are and how right we are, but by showing them a light that is so lovely that they want with all their hearts to know the source of it." -Madeleine L'Engle
>> Being obedient and influential remakes our joy.
>> Pray: Jesus, would rescue me. Would you remake me. I trust you. Amen

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