Philippians 3:1 – Rejoice in the Lord!

Rejoice in the Lord!

This Sunday’s sermon will come from Philippians 3:1-14.  Verse 1 says “Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. For me to write the same things to you is not tedious, but for you it is safe.”   The Apostle Paul repeats this instruction in Philippians multiple times and builds on his theme of Christian joy.

What about you?  Where do you find your joy?  Is it in your circumstances?  In your bank account?  In your comforts or health?

I pray each of us will find our joy in the Lord.  I pray as individuals, families, and a congregation we will be filled with the Holy Spirit and have the fruit of the Spirit in our lives.  The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control (Galatians 5:22).

If you find yourself lacking joy in your life, pray and ask the Lord to fill you with His Spirit.  Cry out to Jesus and trust in Him.  “Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.” (Psa 37:4 NKJ)

As we put our faith in Jesus and show the fruit of His Spirit in our lives the world will see and give God the glory.

“Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous; And shout for joy, all you upright in heart!” (Psa 32:11 NKJ)

Blessings in Christ,

Pastor Ryan