Sunday, March 16, 2014

SoZo Devotionals: Philippians

On Sunday, Pastor challenged us, the congregation, to read through the book of Philippians this week.  So our SoZo devotionals for this week will be made up of just that ... the book of Philippians. :)  Pastor also told us that the main theme of Philippians is JOY.  Yay!  Joy is a wonderful thing ... especially when we learn to LIVE it in our everyday lives!
Look below for this week's daily devotionals ....

Sunday, March 16th - Read Philippians chapter 1.
Describe the joy you feel when you think about how God's not done with you yet (Phil. 1:6).

What joy do you find in this prayer? --> Phil. 1:9-11

What joy can be found in dying (Phil. 1:21)?

Character is being and acting in the same way whether people are watching your life or you are in secret.  What joy can be found in living with character (Phil. 1:27)?

Monday, March 17th - Read Philippians 2:1-11.
What joy is there in putting other people's needs before your own (Phil. 2:3-4)?

When you think about what Jesus went through for your salvation, explain how Jesus' sacrifice affects your joy (Phil. 2:5-11).

Tuesday, March 18th - Read Philippians 2:12-30.
How do you feel knowing that your ability to do good in this world can only come from God and not from yourself (Phil. 2:13)?

How do you think doing everything without complaining affects your joy (Phil. 2:14)?

Wednesday, March 19th - Read Philippians 3:1-11.
How can having the perspective that nothing compares with Christ bring you joy (Phil. 3:7-11)?

Thursday, March 20th - Read Philippians 3:12-21.
How can keeping your mind fixed on the prize of heaven give you joy (Phil. 3:12-14)?

What do you think about Philippians 3:20-21?  Do these verses give you joy?  If yes, then how so?

Friday, March 21st - Read Philippians 4:1-9.
How can pouring out your heart to God bring you joy (Phil. 4:6-7)?

How are peace and joy related (Phil. 4:7)?

How can thinking about and doing godly things bring you joy (Phil. 4:8)?

Saturday, March 22nd - Read Philippians 4:10-23.
How can practicing contentment bring you joy (Phil. 4:11-12)?

What do you think about Philippians 4:19?  Does this verse give you joy?  If yes, then how so?

Have a wonderful week, my favorites!  Love you all! :)

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