February 9, 2020

Joy, in Our Gospel Partnership

Bible Text: Philippians 1:1-11 |

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It’s been well documented that the winter months in Canada are particularly difficult for people.

January is known as the most depressing month on the calendar. It brings Christmas credit card bills and the onset for many of what is called “Seasonal Affective Disorder”, a medical condition characterized by depressive feelings, or thoughts brought on by a lack of sunshine.

That gets coupled with the many challenges we experience in our lives, the many factors detracting from our health mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. And on top of that is the darkness of the world, and of our own hearts, and the negativity perpetually around us in the news.

It’s really no wonder people struggle to get through January and February. The prospect of living with joy in light of all that can seem like a very, very distant reality.

The book of Philippians, Paul’s extended thank you letter to the people in the church at Philippi, gives us some of the most well known and often used phrases in our Christian vocabulary.

As Paul pens these words from prison, he details what it means to live with joy in light of the person and work of Jesus Christ in any and every circumstance.

As we spend time in this portion of God’s Word, we’ll see where joy comes from and what it fuels in us, what living with joy looks like, how it impacts our attitudes and actions, and the effect it has on our lives and the lives of the people around us.

Sermon Notes

Joy, Unleashed
Joy, in Our Gospel Partnership
Jordan Coros
Philippians 1:1-11

February 9, 2020

I experience great joy when I see that we are...

1. United in promise (v. 6)

2. United in purpose (v. 7)

3. United by love (v. 8-9)

4. United by change (v. 10-11)