Take a few minutes to read through Philippians 4 with the purpose of answering one, simple question:
How does it apply to me?
Don’t worry about getting deeply spiritual or even too specific. Just use the words given to list points of application.
Assuming you’ve made your list, compare it to the one I’ve made. Think of this like what you might discuss as you sit with a group of friends discussing God’s word.
- Stop worrying.
- Be full of joy in the Lord.
- Pray about everything.
- Fix your thoughts.
- Put God’s truth into action.
- Follow Godly examples.
- Let God’s peace reign.
- Learn to be happy regardless of circumstances.
- Christ gives the strength you need, sometimes through others.
- God meets every need.
This simple activity is a great way to begin discussing Scripture with friends. Add in asking “What does it say?” (looking at context) and “What does it mean?” (bringing in other Scripture), and it won’t take long before the Bible comes alive like never before for you.