Rising Above Circumstances: The Book of Philippians
We all experience difficulties in life. What is different for each of us is how we handle those difficulties. In the book of Philippians, we see the Apostle Paul rise above some very difficult circumstances. He is writing from prison. He is facing the possibility of execution. He is nearing the end of his life. The churches he planted throughout the Mediterranean region are facing external stress from false teachers who are presenting a false gospel. These same churches are also experiencing internal dissension. And yet, Paul’s letter to the church of Philippi is permeated with joy from start to finish. Although he has many reasons to be anxious, Paul writes about a peace and contentment that is not at all dependent on circumstances.
Is it possible for us to have such joy and peace in our lives? Join us each week as we learn Paul’s secrets of rising above circumstances.
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