Worthy Conduct – Philippians 1:27-2:13
Imagine you are working as a supervisor and have to evaluate an employee who works out of state?
- How would you define if their conduct was “worthy”?
- In verse 27-28, what 4 characteristics are part of a worthy Christian walk?
- 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?
It is granted to suffer for Christ’s sake. A grant is typically a good thing.
- How is suffering for Christ’s sake a good thing?
- Does this mean that the suffering itself is good?
- How would you respond to someone who intentionally seeks out suffering?
- In Philippians 2:1, What 4 things does Paul indicate that we have which enables us to bring Joy to other believers.
- What should motivate us to care for other people and especially other believers?
- 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.
- How does this differ from a modern view of slavery?
Jesus was exalted so that everyone will eventually worship Him.
- How will bowing in worship be different for believers and unbelievers?
- What is your role in exalting Jesus?
- How does persecution play into your role?
Verse 12 is often mis-used to indicate that we have to earn our salvation.
- How does verse 13 prove that we do not need to earn our salvation?
- If this doesn’t mean we need to earn our salvation, what does “work out your salvation with fear and trembling” mean?