Humility in a High Pressure World | A Letter From Isolation

Pastor Jeremey King

April 26, 2020

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Reading: Philippians 1:27–2:18

Confession:God of peace, we confess that the pressure of life can be overwhelming. We confess that our reactions do not reflect that changed life you offer us or the peace you give us. We are sorry for the relationships we damage under pressure. By your grace, we invite the Holy Spirit to help us see ourselves and others as you see us. Give us the grace to forgive others as you forgive us and give us the courage to resolve. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

Discussion Questions:

  • Read Philippians 1:27–30. What does it look like for us to conduct ourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, especially now as we interact with people mostly online?
  • In verse 28, Paul talks about not being frightened about opposition when it comes to the Gospel. How can we tell the difference between the right kind of opposition (Gospel-opposition) and the wrong kind of opposition? 
  • Read Philippians 2:1–11. Paul tells the Philippians to be like-minded with one another and have the same mind as Christ. How can we be like-minded with each other and be like Jesus? What does that look like with current high emotions and disruptions in our lives?
  • What does Paul say about Jesus in these verses? How did Jesus humble himself? What does it look like for us to live humbly?
  • Read Philippians 2:12–18. In verses 12 & 13 Paul talks about working out our salvation. Knowing we have salvation, how do we work out what salvation means? How do we live in light of that salvation?
  • In verses 15 & 16 Paul shares his heart for the Philippians, that they would shine as lights in the world. In these next few weeks, how can we “shine” like Paul hopes for the Philippians amidst the pressure of our current days?

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