Philippians 4:1-9

Sermon Outline:

  1. Stand firm in the Lord
  2. Standing firm protects us through anxieties and despair
  3. Standing firm protects us from division


Family Discussion Questions:

Younger and Older:

  • Why do we need the church to help us stand firm in the Lord?
  • How can God tell us to rejoice even when we are sad?
  • What things does God want us to remember are true when we are hurting or sad?
  • Is there anyone you are angry at or fighting with? What do the true things we know about the Gospel show us to do about that anger or disagreement?

Deeper Discussion:

  • How do false teachers manipulate and use our anxieties and worries?
  • In light of that, what do we most need to remember when we are experiencing real pain or anxiety? 
  • How is the peace of God different from the peace that is promised by other religions or self-help movements? 
  • How does making our requests known to God help us to lay down our anxieties? 
  • How can division in the church arise out of our anxieties? 
  • Considering this list of things we are meant to think on, how much of my time am I spending dwelling on these things? How much time am I spending on things that distract me from or work against my relationship with God?