THERE IS ALWAYS JOY!
PAUL was in prison. The Jesus believers at Philippi were facing increasing persecution. Add to that an undercurrent of personal disagreements and division in the fellowship, and things were not looking very bright. Yet Paul said, “Rejoice in the Lord always.” There is always joy, and in his letter to the church at Philippi, Paul shows us how to find it.
Joy saturates this letter. It shows up in unexpected turnarounds in the midst of difficult circumstances. It is found in knowing Jesus in His humble, self-giving servanthood, in the power of His resurrection — and even in the fellowship of His suffering. It is discovered as together we pursue the Jesus-shaped life. In this book you will also learn about:
These are “bite-size” studies to help guide you through Paul’s letter, a little at a time. At the end of each study are focus questions to help you think further about the truths Paul brings. They are open-ended questions to allow for maximum personal reflection and group discussion.
JEFF DOLES is a writer and blogger, a follower of King Jesus and a lover of the Trinity, exploring the Christian faith, spiritual life and the Bible. His desire is to help you take the next step of faith in your walk with the Lord, live in the reality of his kingdom and experience the presence and power of God in your life. He and his wife are the founders of Walking Barefoot Ministries. They live near Tampa, FL.