The Proper Confidence

THE PROPER CONFIDENCE
How Can You Be Certain Your Life Will Make an Impact?
Philippians 1:1-6
Impact Statement #9: I will make a difference.

Your Life Will Have a Lasting Impact as you…

  1. Engage your spheres of influence (Philippians 1:1-2)
  2. Consistently recognize the joy of serving Christ and others (Philippians 1:3-4)
  3. Depend upon God’s work in you and through you (Philippians 1:5-6) 

Questions for Further Discussion:

  1. What’s your usual way of saying hello to your friends?
  2. In your family, how important are greetings in affirming each other?
  3. Who was the author of the letter to the Philippians? (Philippians 1:1)
  4. How did Paul identify himself and his coworker? (Philippians 1:1)
  5. To whom did Paul address this letter? (Philippians 1:1)
  6. How did Paul greet the Philippians? (Philippians 1:2)
  7. When Paul thought about the Philippians, what did he do? (Philippians 1:3)
  8. How were the Philippians in partnership with Paul? (Philippians 1:4-5)
  9. What was Paul confident about? (Philippians 1:6)
  10. Why is it a good practice to begin a letter with a Christian blessing?
  11. What godly encouragement can you offer other Christians?
  12. Paul complimented the church at Philippi; what positive things can you say about our congregation?
  13. How is Paul’s prayer for the Philippians a good prayer for you to copy?
  14. What prayer of thanksgiving can you offer for our church today?
  15. How can you encourage someone in his or her Christian journey this week?
  16. Which Christian brother or sister would be heartened to receive a letter from you this week?

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