The Philippians Filter

Aug 30, 2020    Pastor Doug Thuen
The Pursuit of Joy/ “The Philippians Filter”
August 30, 2020
Philippians 4:8-9
Study Questions

1. What two things does this passage call you to do?

2. What does it mean to ‘think’ or ‘dwell’ on the characteristics listed in verse 8?

3. Why do you think these characteristics are mentioned specifically to the church in Philippi?

4. Which of these do you find hardest to practice? Why?What are the things in your life that rob you from pursuing these qualities? What can you do about it? Be specific.

5. In verse 9, Paul says to the Christians in Philippi to follow his example. Are you able to say that also? Why/why not?

6. What practices in your life are inconsistent with what God desires? What is the outcome of living according to the sinful nature. See also James 1:14-15; Romans 8:5-10.

7. What needs to change in order for you to be the example Christ has called you to live before others in your life? How can you integrate the ‘Philippians Filter’ into your daily walk with Christ. See also Micah 5:8; Romans 12:2.