Surprised by Joy, part 5. What do we do with pain, loss, challenges to mental health and heightened anxieties? Philippians 4 gives us some amazing ways though which we can set ourselves in the peace of God.
Joy in Sharing
Surprised by Joy, part 4. The Kingdom of God will come through you. It will come through every one of us pursuing Jesus and the work he’s got for us. So while we’re called to stand firm in our faith, … Continue reading “Joy in Sharing”
Joy in Salvation
Surprised by Joy, part 3. How do we start to work out what God has already worked in us? In Philippians 2 we’re given four ways to do just this.
Joy in Service
Surprised by Joy, part 2. Unity is actually the by-product of us all serving one another. When we value others above ourselves, looking first to the interests of others out of love, something beautiful happens: we become one in mind … Continue reading “Joy in Service”
Joy in Living
Surprised by Joy, part 1. Difficult times in life can feel like dark tunnels that we have to travel through. Instead of waiting for the light at the end, God wants to fill the tunnel with light, right where we … Continue reading “Joy in Living”
The Forgotten Arts, part 10. Submission can often be seen as a dirty word, but there’s real beauty, strength and freedom to be found in its practice, which was modelled perfectly by Jesus.