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Teacher: Rodney & Carolyn Swindle

Current Study: "THRIVE: LIVING IN REAL JOY"

The book of Philippians answers many of our deepest questions. 

    Where can we find full and lasting joy?  Look and listen to Paul.  He reflected a contagious joy in this letter.  Indeed, the happiest man in Rome was in jail!  Paul reminds us that we don't derive ultimate joy from comfortable circumstances, but from a living, vibrant communion with Christ.  Joy isn't about attaining more stuff; it's about treasuring Christ more.

     Where can we find meaning and purpose in life?  Paul teaches us about a life worth living -- and a death worth dying.  He shows us the path to living this life by pointing us to Jesus, who provides the power and the example we need.

     The Christian life isn't an easy life, but it's a full and joyful life.  Jesus never promised us that life would be easy, but He did promise He would always be with us.  And if He is with us, we have everything we need for joy and peace.

We don't just live; we thrive!

 

Jan 22           Praying with Joy                Philippians 1:3-11

Jan 29          Sharing with Joy                 Philippians 1:12-21

Feb 5           Following with Joy             Philippians 2:1-11

Feb 12        Growing with Joy                Philippians 3:12-21

Feb 19        Practicing with Joy             Philippians 4:4-9

Feb 26        Giving with Joy                     Philippians 4:10-20