Joy and Peace, No Matter What

Scripture References

1.  Philippians 4:2-9
2.  John 14:25-27

Small Group Questions (Download PDF)

Small Group Questions
Below are a set of questions that can be used for just about any passage of Scripture used as our
“preaching passage”. Feel free to use them for small group study and prayer as well as your own
personal devotions. These broad questions will give you a good starting point and will help bring
the discussion or your thoughts back on track if things meander a bit. Beyond that, these
questions will help you to have a deeply meaningful and prayerful conversation with others as
you seek to follow Jesus. If you want to hear the sermon again, visit
1) What? – First impressions. What words or phrases stand out? What is the key image or theme?
Can we summarize what has been written? How did the sermon help us to know what this
passage is saying?
2) So what? – How does the reading connect with our experience? How does the reading mean to
shape us? What is the important word for us in what’s written? How did the sermon help us to
discern why this passage matters?
3) Now what? - How should we respond to what we’ve heard? Is there a word, phrase or
sentence to reflect back to God in prayer? Something to celebrate? To grieve? To ask for? To
confess? How did the sermon lead us to respond?