Joy prompts healing—both physically and emotionally. In this poignant letter of friendship and faith, the Apostle Paul advocated for a lasting joy to undergird the life of all believers.
Centuries ago, God directed Paul to write a letter of exuberant joy—a letter that transcends time and culture.
If you need warm encouragement, a cheery boost of joy, a happy and hopeful word to lift your spirit, you’ve come to the right place. Philippians has this all and more! Free from complicated and knotty problems, these 104 verses offer authentic reasons to be thankful, joyful, and contented.
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The story of Mary and Martha is not meant to exalt contemplation above action, but to indicate the proper way to serve Jesus. This is by prioritizing Him and His Word. It is about the duty to listen to Jesus and the Word of God.
When times are tough it’s easy to get lost in self-pity. But instead of dwelling on your problems, think about others. When you choose to help others even though you’re struggling you are choosing to rise above your situation. You’re choosing victory instead of defeat.
Spiritual movement is either forward or backwards. There is no middle “maintenance” mode. We might feel like we are maintaining a holding pattern but we are in fact slipping backwards.
Hear the next message in Pastor Chuck Swindoll’s series on integrity. We will learn from the amazing example of the Apostle Paul, who—in spite of all the hardships he faced—pressed on in his mission with determination and grit.
The One who began will continue right up to the end. Being the original finisher, He will persist. I’m comforted to know He won’t be talked out of a plan that has to do with developing me. I need help! Don’t you?
Does someone in your life bring a smile to your face every time you think of him or her? Then you'll identify with Paul's opening to the Philippian Christians.