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(Philippians 4:1 NLT) Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stay true to the Lord. I love you and long to see you, dear friends, for you are my joy and the crown I receive for my work.
(Philippians 4:4 NLT) Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again–rejoice!
(Philippians 4:6 NLT) Don’t worry about anything; . . . .
√ Our WORRIES.
(Luke 12:22a NLT) Then, turning to his disciples, Jesus said, “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life–whether you . . . .
(Luke 5:32 NLT) I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners and need to repent.”
(Luke 12:22b-25 NLT) ….have enough food to eat or enough clothes to wear. For life is more than food, and your body more than clothing. Look at the ravens. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for God feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than any birds!
(Luke 12:25 NLT) Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?
(Psalm 39:4 NLT) “LORD, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered–how fleeting my life is.
(Philippians 4:11-12 NIV) I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
√ The joy CONCLUSION.
(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NLT) Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
√ PRAY first.
(Philippians 4:6 NLT) Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
(Psalm 65:2-4 NLT) for you answer our prayers. All of us must come to you. Though we are overwhelmed by our sins, you forgive them all. What joy for those you choose to bring near,. . . .
(Philippians 4:8-9 NLT) And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice (making a daily decision) all you learned and received from me–everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.
√ Fixing THOUGHTS.
(1 Corinthians 3:19-20 NLT) For the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. As the Scriptures say, “He traps the wise in the snare of their own cleverness.” And again, “The LORD knows the thoughts of the wise; he knows they are worthless.”
(Philippians 4:12-13 NLT) I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
√ TRUST God.
(Philippians 4:19 NLT) And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.
(Philippians 3:10 NLT) I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death,