Grow Group Questions • Philippians 4:10-14 • JoyFull

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Opening Question

  • Tell of a time you were a true friend and met someone’s real and challenging need or a time in which someone met your real and challenging need.
    • How did that make you feel?
    • How do you think that made them feel?
    • How if at all, if you remember, did that make you feel about God?

Discussion Questions From Sermon

Read Phil. 4:10-14

  1. Did anything jump out to you regarding the sermon this last week? Or did God speak to you about something during the sermon this week?
  2. (Read Quote and then ask question) Pastor Thad used this quote in his sermon: “Friendship is never more beautiful than when it is applied to meet the need of another. True friendship is a friend who dies to his own want or need in order to meet the need of another. This is the heart of Christian brotherhood in following Christ and His example”.
    1. Is it easy or hard for you to be a true friend? Why or why not?
  3. What relationships do you need to most invest in and how do you need to invest in them? Examples include: Marriage, Kids, Family, Small Group/Church

Key Thought:

Make sure that at some point you stress the importance of communicating needs so that others can meet those needs and so that you can meet needs. Communication and communication of needs are so important in relationships. The Philippians could meet Paul’s needs because they knew of them!

  1. How have you in your life learned of Christ’s sufficiency in hard times? Share your story.
  2. Read 1 Timothy 6:6–8 (ESV). Are we content with food and clothing? Why is that so hard in America? How does that impact contentment?

Digging Deeper 

  1. Read 1 Kings 17: 1-7; 1 Kings 19:4-8; Luke 10:38-42. In these stories there is a common theme, a theme of resting and abiding in the presence and peace of God. A theme of abiding and gaining strength for our journey. Why is it so hard to stop and abide in God, when we know we must do this?

Challenge

  1. At least once this week, find a “brook” or a “broom” tree place to rest and be refreshed. Elements of this rest must include a Scripture to encourage you and relaxation, if possible, even take a nap!

Pray


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