Nearly one-in-five adults in the United States deals with anxiety, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA - and yes, the ADAA really exists). It seems more and more of us are stricken with unhealthy stress and anxiety. As Christians I believe joy is one our tools to help counter stress and anxiety. With that in mind, we will begin a new series Sunday titled, "Philippians, The Joy Journal." We will look at this short letter that the Apostle Paul penned to the Church in Philippi and rediscover some biblical sources of joy.
We continue our series, "Philippians, A Journal of Joy," this Sunday as we look at Paul's words in Philippians 1:3, "I thank my God every time I remember you." Paul knew the secret of the Joy of Loving People. This week we'll discover how Paul's relationship with God impacted his ability to love others... and how our relationship with God can transform our relationships.
Attitude definition: disposition, feeling, tendency or orientation, especially of the mind.
Attitude affects everything. The way in which we view our situations in life will often affect the outcome of those situations. As we continue our series, Philippians, A Journal of Joy, this Sunday we will examine some key ingredients in Jesus' attitude. When we pursue His attitude, it will change our lives. You can read about it in Philippians 2:5-11.
When playing baseball, it is impossible to get to second base if you refuse to step off first base. You must leave first base behind in order to move forward to second base. It seems simple, yet often in life we say that we want to move forward, but we don't want to leave the past behind. In Philippians 3:4-11, the Apostle Paul gives us fresh perspective on giving up, and moving forward. As we investigate this text we'll discover the Joy of Surrender!