Just when you think it can’t get any worse, you find out it CAN. But nothing in your life has to rob you of joy. Writing from prison, the Apostle Paul shows us how we can experience peace, love and joy in the most difficult circumstances.
October 4 | Joy in Shared Faith | Philippians 1:1-30
If you have to go through a tough time, it’s good to have friends you can count on.Compassion and encouragement are a great source of strength when you need it.To prepare, read Philippians 1:1
October 11 | Joy in Humble Service | Philippians 2:1-11
There is no greater example of humility than in the life of Jesus Christ. His earthly experience modeled for all of us the spirit God designed for all of us to have in our hearts. To prepare, read Philippians 2:1-11.
October 18 | Joy in Living Love and Sacrifice | Philippians 2:12-30
One of the things about joy is that you never “lose” it. Most people just choose to give it away. There is a way to make sure joy comes through in every relationship...even the difficult ones. To prepare, read Philippians 2:12-30.
October 25| Joy in Finding My Identity in Christ | Philippians 3:1-11
We can try to find joy in all the wrong places. That’s the beauty of the Bible...it shows us where true joy is discovered. So many people try to find their identity and fulfillment in stuff that has nothing to do with the life they were designed to enjoy. To prepare, read Philippians 3:1-11.
November 15 | Joy in Pursuing Christ |
Philippians 3:12 - 21
We’re all chasing after something in pursuit of personal fulfillment. What is it that we’re really looking for? Happiness? Peace? Excitement? What are you passionately pursuing? To prepare, read Philippians 3:12-21.
November 22 | Joy in Contentment in Christ |
Have you ever noticed that every time you reach or goal or obtain something new you’ve “always wanted,” you discover you want something more? How can I become content with who I am and what I have? To prepare, read Philippians 4:1-23.