Philippians: To Live is Christ, To Die is Gain
Chapter 4. The One God Opposes
READ: Philippians 2:3-11, Luke 1:50-53
1. Do you see people like they have souls or are they your servants?
2. What things can you do that aren’t so pleasant so others do not have to?
3. What do you do when you see people chasing what appears to have value, meaning, and
substance but is really chasing the wind? What do you chase that diverts your attention from God?
4. Why do we chase wind?
5. James 4:6 says that God ‘opposes the proud and gives grace to the humble’. So?
6. Talk about the true source of our grumbling. Is it even feasible to never grumble?
7. For who or what would you risk your life? Would you honestly be willing to lose your life so that
the gospel would advance?
8. Do you approach your community of faith with the attitude and the heart of ‘how do I serve’ or
‘how can I be served’? How can you either become a person that approaches it to serve or stay that
way if you already are?
9. An objective evidence of conversion is humility in service. What are some others?
10. Summarize the teaching of this passage in one sentence.
Memory verse: “Do all things without grumbling or questioning.” (Philippians 2:14, ESV)