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Christ: Guardian of Peace

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I. In Christ we can overcome the disunity that disrupts our experience of peace. (Vv 2-3)

II. In Christ we can overcome the anxiety that disrupts our experience of peace. (Vv 4-7)

III. In Christ we can overcome the impurity that disrupts our experience of peace. (Vv 8-9)

Big Idea: In Christ we can overcome the things that disrupt our experience of peace.

Study Guide
How did Paul advise the Philippians to deal with conflict and disagreement? Why is dealing with it necessary?
What are the implications of Paul’s advice for us today in our conflict situations?
What are the implications of Paul’s advice for us today in our conflict situations?
Why is it important to see that “rejoicing” is a command? Does it mean that you have to be happy about whatever is happening in your life?
In 4:7 and 4:9, Paul mentioned God’s promise of peace for His children. What impact does a relational conflict, like the one mentioned in these verses, have on your pursuit of peace?
In 4:7 and 4:9, Paul mentioned God’s promise of peace for His children. What impact does a relational conflict, like the one mentioned in these verses, have on your pursuit of peace?
How does a disagreement between brothers and sisters in Christ affect the church as a whole?Why is it important to see that “rejoicing” is a command? Does it mean that you have to be happy about whatever is happening in your life?
How does a disagreement between brothers and sisters in Christ affect the church as a whole?Why is it important to see that “rejoicing” is a command? Does it mean that you have to be happy about whatever is happening in your life?
What’s the difference between seeing rejoicing as a command and seeing it as an emotion? Why is that difference significant?
What’s the difference between seeing rejoicing as a command and seeing it as an emotion? Why is that difference significant?
Why is the kind of peace described here beyond understanding?
Why is the kind of peace described here beyond understanding?
Does that mean everything is comfortable in your circumstances?
Does that mean everything is comfortable in your circumstances?
Why does it matter what we think about? How does what you think about affect how you feel? How does it affect your relationship with God?
Why does it matter what we think about? How does what you think about affect how you feel? How does it affect your relationship with God?
According to verse 8, what kinds of things are we supposed to dwell on or think about?
According to verse 8, what kinds of things are we supposed to dwell on or think about?
How do you react to reading the eight virtues Paul urges us to practice? Which virtue(s) do you think would be most beneficial for you to dwell on? Why?
How do you react to reading the eight virtues Paul urges us to practice? Which virtue(s) do you think would be most beneficial for you to dwell on? Why?
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