Community Group Questions
We have looked at a number of God’s promises throughout this series. Matthew 11:28, “Come to me all who are weary and I will give you rest” - James 4:6-7, “God gives grace to the humble… Resist the devil and he will flee from you” - 2 Corinthians 12:9, “His grace is sufficient and His power is made perfect in our weakness” - And last week, Romans 8:28, “ALL things work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose.” When put together these promises build for us quite a foundation to stand on, and these are only four of the many promises given to us in scripture!
This week we look at Philippians 4:4-7 and God's promises to give us something we all want! Something that people have spent their whole lives looking for but never catch a glimpse of. Something we could spend every moment and every penny searching for, but only finding ourselves further and further from it. Here, God promises us that when we truly trust in Him, when we are thankful for what He has done and present to Him our needs in faith, He WILL give us a peace that is so complete it is beyond our ability to comprehend. If you don't have that peace, YOU CAN! This peace has been unlocked for us through the cross of Jesus Christ.
Read: Matthew 7:24-27, Philippians 4:4-9, l Peter 5:7, l John 3:1
l . What types of things do you find yourself most anxious about? What ways does that anxiety affect your joy?
2. (Phil 4:4) To rejoice in the Lord means to find "Delight" in Him. Why is our ability to delight in Him, not tied to our current circumstances?
3. (Phil 4:6-8) What steps does Paul lay out for us to follow in order to receive from the Lord a peace that surpasses understanding?
- Which step do you struggle with the most in this process?
4. (Phil 4:8) How do the things we dwell on and what we fill our minds with, affect our ability to receive the peace God is offering us?
Point to Ponder ...
We don't find peace by chasing after peace ... We find peace by chasing after the giver of peace. If we have Christ, we have peace.