The Secret of Joy: Paul's letter to the Philippians

The Secret of Joy: Paul's letter to the Philippians

One of the greatest Christian virtues is joy. Gaining joy is about reaching a sense of internal well-being that is not dependant on outward circumstances. When Paul wrote his letter to the church at Philippi he was in prison and yet every aspect of the epistle reflects the joy that he had found through his faith in Jesus Christ. During this series we will look the different ways in which Paul’s faith in Jesus contributed to this joy with the aim of discovering more about how our Christian faith can produce something similar within our lives. In successive weeks we will see how joy is produced by seeing how God can bring good out of bad situations, developing an attitude similar to that of Jesus, sitting lightly to the human status markers, being clear about the Christian hope and learning to relate well to others.

7 September Seeing how God brings good out of bad Philippians 1 Stephen Kuhrt
14 September A Vision for our Youth and Children's Work   Stephen Kuhrt
21 September An attitude like that of Jesus Philippians 2 Pete Everett
28 September Sitting lightly to human status markers Philippians 3.1-11 Carolyn Lucas
5 October United Harvest Service   Carolyn Lucas
12 October Being clear about the Christian Hope Philippians 3.10-21 Stephen Kuhrt
19 October Freedom Sunday   Emily Chalke
26 October Learning to relate well to others Philippians 4 Andy Black