Centuries ago, God directed Paul to write a letter of exuberant joy—a letter that transcends time and culture.
Laugh Again: Experience Outrageous Joy
When was the last time you had a good belly-shaking laugh? That long? OK, when was the last time you chucked? Giggled? Smiled?
In Paul’s letter to the Philippians, he declares that Jesus Christ came to fill our lives with joy. And this authentic, abiding joy—genuine laughter deep within the soul— is available to all, regardless of life’s ups and downs. Would you like to experience outrageous joy—the kind that tingles the soul? Then it’s time to Laugh Again.
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.
Circumstances are ever changing, like the comings and goings of the tide. But a Christ-centred life is rock solid—it's the only way to live.
The Philippians faced a dilemma, a dilemma that challenged them, as it will us, to pick either the rock or the hard place.
There's only one place in the Bible where Jesus Himself described what it means to be Christlike.
Those who try to follow Jesus’ example, without His strength, find their lives to be hypocritical and frustrating. What is needed in following Christ is balance.
Some people's lives are so noteworthy they become inspirational. The Bible is filled with accounts of such people, including two in the book of Philippians.
Paul boasted—at least until he met the Lord on a dusty road to Damascus. After that, all of his achievements he considered as “rubbish.”
Read Paul's words in Philippians 3:12-16 as a call for action…deliberate, immediate, and personal involvement.
God has chosen to leave us on earth to proclaim the Good News to a lost and hurting world.
Conflicts among God's people are commonplace. But it doesn't have to be this way.
Anxiety can be an addiction. The good news is that God has provided an escape—a way of liberation to laugh again.
The theme of Philippians is the joy that comes from being confident that Christ is in full control.
Philippians—what a masterpiece of correspondence! With joy as its major theme, Paul challenged his friends to live above the drag of difficult circumstances.