How is it possible to have deep joy in the midst of overwhelming sorrow and suffering? Paul is not only a great example to us, but he also points us to the answer. Out of 104 verses in this power-packed book, Jesus is mentioned directly or indirectly 51 times. In the end, Paul teaches us that Jesus is the Author and only Source of true joy.
The things of this world can never satisfy our deepest longings. Without Jesus there is no salvation, and therefore no lasting joy. Without Jesus there is no way to overcome our circumstances, to love people who are hard to love, to reconcile, to forgive, and to live godly lives.
Join us for this four-week online study from June 14 to July 10. We will read and discuss in the YouVersion app: www.Grace4NJ.com/PhilippiansYouVersion. This study will end just as we begin our all-church mid-week study, Walk In Worship. Then we will break from our women’s online Bible studies until Labor Day.
These studies are simple in format and as rich as your personal Bible time will take you. They really have us focusing on daily meditation of Scripture and allowing the Scripture to instruct through the well-known S.O.A.P. study method of Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer. You can read more about that here: https://lovegodgreatly.com/how-to-soap/.
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