be happy, week 1 : Living a Joy-Filled Life

FURTHER STUDY THIS WEEK Read through Philippians Take the time this week to prayerfully read through the book of Philippians (preferably in one sitting). Write down insights, questions, thoughts that come to mind as you read. Digging deeper into joy Paul uses the word joy four times (1:4, 25; 2:2, 4:11) and the related word rejoice nine times […]

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be happy, week 2 : Finding Joy In Partnership

FURTHER STUDY THIS WEEK Digging deeper into fellowship This week we looked at the partnership/fellowship that Paul and the Philippian believers shared. Fellowship is much more than eating together. Dig into these verses to discover more about fellowship: :: The source of true fellowship (Hebrews 3:1,4; 1 John 1:3) :: Elements of true, Biblical fellowship (Acts 2:42-47) […]

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FURTHER STUDY THIS WEEK Digging deeper into difficult times Look up the following verses and record what you learn about each passage. How should we view trials and their purpose? What results can we experience? How can we keep a proper perspective? Matthew 4:1-10   Romans 5:2-5   1 Corinthians 10:13   James 1:2-4   1 Peter […]

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be happy, week 4: Finding Joy in Dying

  FURTHER STUDY THIS WEEK Digging deeper into dying The kind of dying we spoke of on Sunday was not so much physical death (although that is part of it), but more of a spiritual, figurative death. Dying to the World, Self and Others is not an option when it comes to following Jesus. Read Luke 14:25-33. :: […]

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FURTHER STUDY THIS WEEK Digging deeper into healthy Christlike living Jesus had a heart to serve. Healthy Christ-followers serve. Service is based in unity, selflessness and humility. Take time this week to read and study a familiar passage on service found in John 13:1-20. Jesus knows that He is about to go to the Cross, to give […]

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Post-Message Video: Watch on YouTube HERE FURTHER STUDY THIS WEEK Digging deeper into total obedience. In Philippians 2, we learned that Jesus lived a life of obedience. He was obedient to the Father, even to give His life. God asks for our total obedience to Him in all that we are and all that we do. :: What […]

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FURTHER STUDY THIS WEEK Digging deeper into a real relationship. In Philippians 3, Paul gives us a picture of what it means to have a real relationship with God. We first learn of Paul (who was formerly known as Saul) in Acts 8. We know the life change that happened to Paul (the results) as evidenced in Philippians […]

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FURTHER STUDY THIS WEEK Digging deeper into a spiritual transformation. Read the following verses and note what they have to say about spiritual transformation and how it should apply to how you live your life. :: PAUL – ACTS 9:1-9 / PHILIPPIANS 3:7-14 / 2 TIMOTHY 4:1-8 :: ROMANS 12:1-2 :: GALATIANS 2:20 :: COLOSSIANS 3:1-17 […]

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be happy, week 10

FURTHER STUDY THIS WEEK Digging deeper into peace. All people want peace in their lives and peace in their world. Take some time to look up the following verses about peace and see what God’s Word has to say and how it can apply to your life today. :: JOHN 16:33 What Jesus says about peace: How […]

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be happy, week 11: Finding Joy in Contentment

FURTHER STUDY THIS WEEK Digging deeper into contentment Paul tells us that we can find contentment when we live in the power of God and trust in the provision of God. How’s your contentment level in your physical / spiritual life? Take time this week to dig into Psalm 23 and record / pray through what David (the […]

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