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Stories of Unfinished Commitment Weekend Ben Davis November 18th & 19th, 2017

Hebrews 11:6 “It is impossible to please God without faith.” We can celebrate generosity because--1. It makes God

Small Group Discussion Questions Read Philippians 4:2-5 1. What do you think it means to agree with each other in the Lord (v2)? 2. How can we learn to do that? How can we help each other do that? 3. What difference does it make to know that the one we disagree with is a follower of Jesus? 4. How does rejoicing in the Lord help our attitude during a disagreement? What does gentleness have to do with it?

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Philippians 4:18 “…I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.” 2. God made

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Philippians 4:19 “God will meet all of your needs according to his riches in Christ Jesus.” 3. Living for

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Matthew 6:20 “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.” 4 P’s of Generosity P

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Read Philippians 4:6-7 1. Is it possible to avoid being anxious? Why or why not? If it is possible, how can we avoid it? 2. What are some of the things that may cause you anxiety as you begin or complete your Unfinished Commitment? 3. What is the reason Paul gives us for not being anxious? 4. How does the peace of God guard our hearts and minds? Read Philippians 4:8 1. How might Phil 4:8 affect your thoughts and actions as we continue with our Unfinished initiative? 2. How can we train our minds to think lovely thoughts? 3. Read Romans 12:2. What instruction does this verse give us about how to control our thoughts? Read Philippians 4:10-13 1. Why would Paul be so excited about the Philippians becoming generous? 2. Why is it so hard to be content? 3. How has participating in Unfinished helped you become more content? 4. How can we learn to be content no matter our circumstances? What does our contentment need to be based on for that to happen? 5. How does v13 give us an answer to how we can learn contentment?

6. Ben used a piece of red rope to represent our lives and a white rope to represent eternity. Have you ever thought of your life and eternity in that way? 7. What can we conclude from the rope illustration? How can your answer impact the way we live today?