WE MUST STAND FIRM BY REJOICING, TRUSTING, AND PRAYING: Philippians 4:4-7


OUTLINE

I. YOU MUST STAND FIRM WITH THE SAINTS BY REJOICING IN THE LORD (v.4-5)

II. YOU MUST STAND FIRM WITH THE SAINTS BY REPENTING OF WORRY AND TRUSTING THE LORD OF PROVIDENCE (v.6a)

III. YOU MUST STAND FIRM WITH THE SAINTS BY PRAYING (v.6b)

IV. WHAT JEWELS GOD PROMISES THOSE THAT REJOICE, TRUST, AND PRAY (v.7)

DISCUSSION

I. In verse 4, how frequently does Paul command Christians to “rejoice in the Lord”? What can we learn from his repetitive “again I will say, rejoice”? What does Paul mean by “Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand” in verse 5?

II. According to verse 6, how do we best battle anxiety? What does Paul command? What promise are believers given in verse 7 if we obey the command of verse 6? What anxieties do you need to pray about and thus have your heart and mind “guarded” with the peace of Christ Jesus? What does Paul mean by “which surpasses all understanding”?

Ekklesia Muskogee is a reformed baptist church that gathers for worship in Muskogee, Oklahoma. We are a cooperating member of The Southern Baptist Convention. We confess the 1689 second london baptist confession of faith. We affirm the five solas of the reformationas well as the doctrines of grace (otherwise known as the five points of calvinism), and each of our pastors would not be ashamed to be called a calvinist. We are a church led by elders, of which there is a plurality (also called pastors and overseers in the Scriptures). Our mission is to make disciples, love cities, and plant churches.