18 September 2020
The Epistle Of Joy – Part 3
Philippians is known as the Epistle of Joy. Paul’s first encounter with the people of Philippi is found in Acts 16 where Paul received a vision of a gentleman from Macedonia asking him to come over there. Philippi was a chief city of Macedonia. It is referred to as a colony, a colony was a Roman city for their war veterans. The people of Philippi were not Jews but gentiles.
The theme of Philippians is Joy in the midst of every situation. Paul suffered imprisonment, yet he had joy. This joy is above and beyond what the world can have or understand.
Part 3 – Tonight we review verses 6 through 8.
- God will complete the work that he began in us when we received Christ and we must put our faith in that grace and believe He will in us.
- The grace of divine connection will carry you through relational trials.
- If you are in Christ then you have His affection (compassion) in you.