Philippians Study - Lesson 2

Central Illinois Pinnacle Forum Study/Spring ‘14

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2 Philippians 1:12-26 - Joy in Unstoppable Truth

Warming up to God: What people or things in life bring you the greatest joy? Read Philippians 1:12-26.

DISCOVERING THE WORD

1. What does Paul say has happened as a result of his imprisonment (vv. 12-14)? 2. Compare the motives of the two groups described in verses 15-18.
3. What are Paul’s considerations in choosing between life and death (vv. 20-26)?

APPLYING THE WORD

1. To what extent have you adopted Paul’s attitude toward life and death? 2. What are the most difficult circumstances you are presently facing?
3. How can Christ be exalted in that situation?

CONCLUSION

When Christ is your life, wherever you are is an opportunity for unstoppable Gospel prog- ress (vv. 25-26).

“Wherever you are, be all there!” - Jim Elliott

RESPONDING IN PRAYER

Pray that you would learn to experience the joy that can emerge amidst sorrow.

Posted on August 21, 2014 .