(Philippians 1:3-6 NLT) Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy, . . . (Philippians 1:3-6 NLT) . . .for you have been my partners in spreading the Good News about Christ from the time you first...
(Exodus 6:6-7 NIV) I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. (John 10:10 NIV) The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that...
(Exodus 6:6-7 NIV) . . . . . . I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment. . . . . √ My value is not based on what I DO but what HE DID. 1. We feel INFERIOR. (Ephesians 2:10 NLT) For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us...
(Philippians 2:12-13 NLT) . . . Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him. (Matthew 4:4 NLT) But Jesus told him, “No! The...
“I will bring you out.” — God promise is SALVATION. √ Keep you felling TRAPPED. (John 8:34-35 NIV) Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it...
(Philippians 1:3-6 NLT) Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy, . . .
(Philippians 1:3-6 NLT) . . .for you have been my partners in spreading the Good News about Christ from the time you first heard it until now. And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
√ JOY is different from HAPPINESS.
√ Happiness is EXTERNAL.
√ Joy is INTERNAL.
(2 Corinthians 4:16-18 NIV) For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
√ Happiness is based on CIRCUMSTANCE.
√ Joy is based on CHRIST. (Philippians 4:11 NIV) . . . for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.
√ Happiness is based on CHANCE. √ Joy is based on CHOICE.
(Philippians 1:12 NIV) Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel.
√ Stop asking WHY?
“Don’t die in the why”
Bad devil & Good God
√ Start asking WHAT?
(Romans 8:28 NLT) And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. (Philippians 1:13-14 NIV) As a result (prison guards)… because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident in the Lord and dare all the more to proclaim the gospel without fear.
√ Refocus on WHAT REALLY MATTERS.
(Philippians 1:18 NIV) But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice,