Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Powerful Priority of Passionate Joy

Philippians 3:1-7                   November 2, 2014            Link for audio/video/manuscript

When we "rejoice in the Lord" we then are given a joy that is independent of adverse circumstances. Joy in or from the Lord is inherently strengthening. What this means is that the joy of the Lord is our strength, and so when things in life don’t go our way we have cause to rejoice because our joy is in Jesus and we cannot lose what we have already gained in Jesus. What this means that if we lose any or all the things this world can offer, we will not lose our joy or our treasure or our life, because Jesus is our greatest joy and our greatest treasure and the greatest life that we could ever know. What this means is that if Christ is our Lord and Savior we will not put our confidence in anything outside of Christ. It is the continual rejoicing in the midst of trouble that marks the lives of those who are truly following Jesus!