Joy In Christ

Joy in Christ: Daily Communion

This Palm Sunday morning serves as a fantastic example to bring Philippians to a close. After reviewing The Triumphal Entry, and considering the wrap-up of Philippians, we will be left with some significant decisions to make. It is one thing to shout, “Hosanna!” in a planned and organized church service, it is quite another to…

Joy in Christ: Peace Too

Jesus is our life (1:21), He is our example (2:5-8), He is our goal (3:13-14), and He is our sufficiency (4:6-7). No wonder we have “JOY” suspended over the cross. As part of His being our sufficiency, He is our peace. Yes, peace too. Having a little trouble sleeping? Are you worried and upset about…

Joy in Christ: My Prayer

I have a pretty significant question for you today. Sorry to be deep and soul-searching so early in the morning… but, “Will you pray for Paul’s passion for Christ to become your passion?” Here’s the good news: I am not saying, “Will you be as passionate as Paul?” But rather, “Are you willing to pray…

Joy in Christ: Work it Out

We would normally expect Paul to follow the great “Jesus text” of Philippians 2:9-11 with some high church praise and prayer, but not so. He instead went practical: He moved from our call to humility as seen in Jesus Christ, to ground level practicality. I know we are in church this morning, but here goes…