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Philippians 1:27-2:13 - Worthy Conduct

Kevin Finkenbinder

Worthy Conduct – Philippians 1:27-2:13

Philippians 1:27-28

Imagine you are working as a supervisor and have to evaluate an employee who works out of state?

  1. How would you define if their conduct was “worthy”?
  2. In verse 27-28, what 4 characteristics are part of a worthy Christian walk?
  3. People don’t tend to attack Islam, Buddhism, or most other religions.  Why is the Gospel be a threat to those who oppose the gospel?

Philippians 1:29-30

It is granted to suffer for Christ’s sake.  A grant is typically a good thing.

  1. How is suffering for Christ’s sake a good thing?
  2. Does this mean that the suffering itself is good?
  3. How would you respond to someone who intentionally seeks out suffering?

Philippians 2:1-4

  1. In Philippians 2:1, What 4 things does Paul indicate that we have which enables us to bring Joy to other believers.
  2. What should motivate us to care for other people and especially other believers?

Philippians 2:5-8

  1. What attitudes of Christ should we imitate when we are persecuted?

In the Old Testament, a bond servant is different than a slave.  Read Exodus 21:5-6.

  1. How does this differ from a modern view of slavery?

Philippians 2:9-11

Jesus was exalted so that everyone will eventually worship Him.

  1. How will bowing in worship be different for believers and unbelievers?
  2. What is your role in exalting Jesus?
  3. How does persecution play into your role?

Philippians 2:12-13

Verse 12 is often mis-used to indicate that we have to earn our salvation.

  1. How does verse 13 prove that we do not need to earn our salvation?
  2. If this doesn’t mean we need to earn our salvation, what does “work out your salvation with fear and trembling” mean?