Philippians rEADING PLAN

Week 2: June 6th

Philippians 2

 

Philippians 2: 1-11

 

Book:

  1. Reading between the lines, what was wrong with the church in Philippi?

  2. What does it mean to consider someone “better than yourself” (v. 3)?

  3. What do you think it was like for Jesus to leave heaven and become human? To take on himself all of the sin of mankind?

  4. What is one specific way you can imitate Christ’s humility this coming week?

 

Heart:

  1. How does this passage challenge society’s definition of success?

  2. Who do you admire because they truly put the interests of others ahead of their own interests?

  3. How do you balance meeting the needs of others with meeting your own needs?

  4. When have you been in a fellowship that cared for one another like Paul describes here: your buddies in the way? Your college sorority? Your sports team? Other?

 

Philippians 2: 12-18

 

Book: 

 

  1. Who does Paul sound like in this passage: Your dad? Army sergeant? Coach at halftime?

  2. What does it mean to “work out your salvation” (v. 12; see also 2:1-4)? Is salvation dependent on our works?

  3. What is God’s responsibility and what is yours for achieving God’s “good purpose” (vv. 12-13)? 

  4. What task is the most difficult for you to do without complaining or arguing?

 

Heart:

  1. How brightly do you “shine” in your universe?

 

Philippians 2:19-30

 

Book: 

  1. From verses 19-24, what are two or three words you would use to describe Timothy? 

  2. From verses 25-30, what are two or three words you would use to describe Epaphroditus? 

  3. Who is someone you know that models humble service to others?

  4. What service do you feel God has called you to do for his kingdom?

 

Heart:

  1. Who are the people in your life who have helped shape your own self-image by their praise or lack of prise?

  2. Do you give praise easily… or do you find this hard to do? Where do you need to improve