- (Philippians 3:1) Further, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you.
(Proverbs 17:22 NLT) A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.
(2 Timothy 4:3 NLT) For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear.
What was actually happening in Philippian Church? (Why was he giving this warning?)
(Philippians 3:2-3) Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh. 3For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh—
– What kinds of enemies were there?
１.The Enemy Of Methods (How To)
(Philippians 3:14) I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
２.The Enemy Of Doubt
– There’s a power in believing
“I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power”
Ephesians 1:19 NLT
“But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior.”
Philippians 3:20 NLT
Lifegroup Questions & Prayer
1、What can you do to keep your joy?
２、What can you learn from Philippians 3?