Rejoice!



 
 







In this series we will explore the letter to the Philippians. In these short four chapters, the Apostle Paul writes from a Roman jail cell to the church group in the Greek city of Philippi to encourage them to "..rejoice in the Lord always." (Phil.3:1) At least 17 times he uses the word joy, rejoice, or a derivative of these. In chapter one we will see how Paul prayed with joy and how he remained filled with joy even though his circumstances were less then ideal. In chapter two we will see that there is joy in Christian fellowship and in serving together in the ministry. Chapter three begins with rejoicing in worship and then turns to rejoicing in anticipation of Jesus coming and our home going. Finally, we will study the connection between thanksgiving, what we think about, and praise in beating out worry.