Unshackling Joy: The Rhythm of Joy
Are you tired of seeking joy only to come up empty-handed? Are you tired of running after the next best thing only to realize you are still the same? What is the secret to living a life of joy?
Unshackling Joy: The Development of Joy
Joy is so elusive because when we think we have obtained it and achieved it, “poof” it disappears. There are so many that pursue joy thinking if they just work harder and go further down the road, they will achieve it. If I can just obtain a certain body image, then I will be joyful. If I can work hard enough and save up enough money, then I’ll be joyful. If I can find that right person, then I will be joyful. Without even realizing it, we are setting ourselves up for failure, never being able to reach the mirage of joy.
Unshackling Joy: The Misconception of Joy
Follow along with Pastor Jessica as she dives into Philippians 3 and talk about the misconceptions of joy.
“Joy never comes from what I have done.”
Unshackling Joy: The Source of Joy
One source of Paul’s joy is the relationship in the gospel he has with his dear Philippian friends: how they have partnered with him in declaring the gospel of Jesus, supporting him throughout his ministry, working with him in defense and confirmation of the gospel. He prays for them--that this great work of God in Christ Jesus would be brought to completion in them as they continue faithfully relying on God and growing in love for one another.