This Sunday we begin our next sermon series through Paul’s letter to the Philippians. Our series title, Joy in the Faith, is taken directly from Philippians 1:25. Paul is not sure whether his imprisonment will end with his execution or his deliverance, but he has a strong feeling that the Lord still has more work for him to do. So he writes:
“Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith.”
This is what Paul longed and prayed would grow in greater measure in the lives of the believers in Philippi – joy. Paul knew firsthand how faith in Christ could cause the fruit of joy to abound even in the hardest and most fearful of life circumstances and he wanted the same for the Philippian church.
And Jesus wants the same for us here at Grace Ev Free.
This Sunday will be our reading service. We will hear the entire letter to the Philippians recited for us. I say recited and not just read, because I have asked four members of our Grace family to memorize one chapter of Philippians to recite for us from memory. They have each been meditating on and digesting their assigned chapter for almost two months and are eager to share them with us.
Would you pray for Kip Dochterman, Delicia Jones, Don Allen, and Maddy Parker as they prepare to share Paul’s letter with us this Sunday?
In preparation for our reading service, I would encourage you to take 9 minutes and watch this excellent overview of Paul’s letter to the Philippians from the Bible project.
You can also download your own copy of the Bible project video poster by clicking HERE. Print it out and tuck it into your Bible to refer back to as we study Philippians together.
See you Sunday!