Overcoming Anxiety (Philippians 4:1-9) - 4/26/20
Review Outline of Philippians: 1. A Solid Church - Founded on Christ (1:1-30) Christ is our Source of Life (1:21) 2. A Submissive Church - Following Christ (2:1-30) Christ is our Sentiment for Life (2:5) 3. A Spiritually Minded Church - In Fellowship with Christ (3:1-21)
Christ is our Standard for Life (3:10-14) 4. A Secure Church - Faithful to Christ (4:1-23) Christ is our Strength for Life (4:13)
I. SINGLE-MINDED THINKING (vv. 1-2) II. SERVING WITH JOY (vv. 3-5) III. SUPPLICATING IN PRAYER (vv. 6-7) 1. Prayer 2. Supplication 3. Thanksgiving IV. SECURE IN THE LORD (vv. 8-9)
Questions to go deeper with today’s message.
What does the word “anxious” mean?
How effective can you be in serving God if you are anxious?
Write out verses 6 & 7 in your own words:
What is the greatest detriment to church growth?
How do low standards of membership contribute to problems in the church?
What are the two types of people who are most likely to cause problems in the fellowship of a church?
What does it mean to be of the same mind in the Lord?
How do you develop the mind of the Lord?
What is the benefit of serving God and others with joy?
What is the point of Paul’s admonition to let your gentleness be known to all men
Are you one who demands your own way? ___ What have you learned from this text that would help you overcome that problem (or, what could anyone do to overcome it)?
What can we do to overcome anxiety?
What fears and anxieties are you prone to?
How can Phil. 4:6-9 help you?
What are the three words Paul uses to describe prayer and what do they mean?
How have you benefitted from prayer even when you did not get what you prayed for?
What are the solutions to problems in the church? (The lesson presented at least three things that would solve most disagreements within the church.)
Have you made a note to pray for harmony in the fellowship of your church on a daily basis?
Why is it important to do (obey) what we have received and learned from the Word of God?
Write out your plan to overcome anxiety and start living in the security of the peace of God.