NextLevel Online: Philippians

Session 7: General Instructions (4:1-9)

In this session, we'll see how organized Paul thoughts are.



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Classroom Instructions

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Materials: Lesson Outline
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Opening Thoughts

  • Moving toward the end…

  • How organized are Paul’s thoughts here?

Philippians 4:1-9

  • Stand (in light of the Lord’s impending return).

    • Have the same mindset…

    • Be always…

    • Show to all…

  • Pray

    • Anxious? Then…

    • “And the peace of God…” - well.

    • Maybe our prayers feel ineffectual because…

    • What occupies your mind?

Questions for Reflection and Discussion

  • Imagine you have kids, they are heading off to college, and you want to give them some final instructions before they go. What would you say?

  • How organized do you think Paul’s thoughts are in Philippians 4:1-9? Is this a planned out conclusion or is he just freestyling?

  • Compare this to the last bits of Colossians (4:1ff) and 1 Thessalonians (5:12ff). What similarities do you see? What differences?

  • Which more desperately needs attention – your prayer life or your thought life? What are you going to do to bring your life in line with these instructions?

Opening Thoughts

  • Moving toward the end…

  • How organized are Paul’s thoughts here?

Philippians 4:1-9

  • Stand (in light of the Lord’s impending return).

    • Have the same mindset…

    • Be always…

    • Show to all…

  • Pray

    • Anxious? Then…

    • “And the peace of God…” - well.

    • Maybe our prayers feel ineffectual because…

    • What occupies your mind?

Questions for Reflection and Discussion

  • Imagine you have kids, they are heading off to college, and you want to give them some final instructions before they go. What would you say?

  • How organized do you think Paul’s thoughts are in Philippians 4:1-9? Is this a planned out conclusion or is he just freestyling?

  • Compare this to the last bits of Colossians (4:1ff) and 1 Thessalonians (5:12ff). What similarities do you see? What differences?

  • Which more desperately needs attention – your prayer life or your thought life? What are you going to do to bring your life in line with these instructions?

About NextLevel Online

The vision of Ozark Christian College is to glorify God by evangelizing the lost and edifying Christians worldwide. The mission of Ozark Christian College is to train men and women for Christian service as a degree-granting institution of biblical higher education.