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…

Well Worth Imitating

Paul wrote, from a dark place, a letter of joy. In the midst of threatening circumstances, chained to a Roman guard, Paul taught us the intricacies of knowing Joy (Theme of Philippians: “Christ – the Joy of Our Life!” – v. 1:21). And it gets better! There is a mood in this introduction that is…