The life you were meant to live
To live is Christ to die is gain
Study through the book of philippians
Has your joy ever been stolen?
Chippy story (old lady, singing bird, vacuum, reporter, how is chippy doing now? story)
Take the next 30 seconds and tell the person next to you something that has stolen your
joy this week
We all go through difficult times
response paper in com2010, calc 2 grade
Count it as joy
2 timothy 3:12
Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
You will go through a lot of hard times just because you believe in Jesus, and the
others because you are human
Sometimes we never come out of it
And our joy disappears
How to we regain our joy?
Background on the letter :written around 0061 or 0062 by Paul (background of Paul),
of Paul (short, bald, unibrow), face of an angel, beamed, Pauls in
prison like always writing to them because there is some difficult times there that have
stolen their joy
Acts 16 in Philippi for first time ever, demon possessed slave (owners using her to tell
future) girl keeps following him, taunts Paul, Paul tells the demon to come out, it does,
her owners are unhappy, took Paul to authorities, beat him, dragged them to prison, the
inner cell (worst),
What does Paul do?
Pray and singing a song of joy and victory to god, picture guys in cells next to
Paul was a man of incredible joy
He wants them to catch his joy
4 chapters, joy or rejoice 14 times in the book
How does Paul stay full of joy?
We don’t feel like it all the time
Paul found his joy in jesus
We try to find our joy in other things (relationships, money, good grades, good hair)
Those things change, jesus remains the same
Jesus was all he cared about “to live is Christ”
We are all unworthy to have a relationship with God, but that’s not how it is because he
When you start living your life fully for Christ two things will happen
You won’t be able to stop talking about Jesus
Rob talking about his gf
That’s how paul was