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The Joy of Maturity
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The Joy of Maturity

The life we live sets a pattern for others to follow. Others are going to follow us no matter what we do. This says something to us, something of critical importance: we must live lives on the highest plane possible. We must set the most dynamic example possible. We must set the most perfect pattern...

The Joy of Victory
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The Joy of Victory

In a clear and motivating statement, Paul tells us what it takes to win, to reach the goal, to achieve. For him and for us, the goal is far more compelling. It calls us to be winners in our relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. As Paul looked over his shoulder at his past, he...

The Joy of Humility
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The Joy of Humility

The verses we are looking at in this section were the result of Paul’s deep love for his friends at Philippi, who were being asked to mix the grace of God with the works of the flesh. Sinister teachers of legalism had crept into the body, attempting to seduce the Philippians into adding circumcision to...

The Joy of Ministry
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The Joy of Ministry

From the beginning, Jesus’ plan was to equip his disciples for the work of the ministry.  Knowing he would be going back to the Father after being raised from the dead, he knew training the disciples was essential.  Paul models his life and ministry after Jesus, and we see the joy it brings him. This...

The Joy of Responsibility
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The Joy of Responsibility

When Paul began this section with the word “therefore”, he was obviously connecting it to that which had gone before. Christ disciplined Himself to obey His Father, even when it meant going to the cross. That same discipline of obedience is now to be practiced in the lives of those who call themselves Christians. Christ...

The Joy of Unity
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The Joy of Unity

True unity in the church comes from our unity with Christ. True unity flows from exhibiting Christ-like behaviors in our life together as the body of Christ.

The Joy of Integrity
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The Joy of Integrity

Our lives must be guided by four priorities— conduct, consistency, cooperation, and courage— if we are to claim victory over the principalities and powers of this world.

The Joy of Community
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The Joy of Community

The Christian life is a life lived in community, characterized by joy, with love as its highest goal.

Outcasts are Equipped
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Outcasts are Equipped

The coming of the Holy Spirit always makes a difference. At the first Pentecost, God is doing a new thing as the Holy Spirit is now given to all people who surrender their lives to follow Jesus as Savior and Lord. Heretofore, the Holy Spirit had only been given to specific individuals at specific times...

When I Just Don’t Feel I’m Enough
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When I Just Don’t Feel I’m Enough

Each of us feel that we are NOT equipped for some of the challenges we have in our lives. We don’t feel adequate. Some of it is nagging self-talk that’s been hanging around for a long time. So, what do you do about it? It certainly does not help to sit and hope we were...