<ul><li>At this time, any </li></ul><ul><li>children who are in  </li></ul><ul><li>Kindergarten through  </li></ul><ul><li...
Joyful Living in DIFFICULT times
Philip pians   1:1-30 “ These things I have spoken to you, that  My joy  may remain in you, and  that your joy may be full...
BACKGROUND OF PAUL AND THE PHILLIPPIANS
On the Sabbath we went outside the city (Phillippi) gate to the river, where we expected to find a place of prayer. We sat...
 
MY JOY INCREASES WITH AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE:  BY FOCUSING  FIRST ON   GOD.  V. 1-11 Paul and Timothy, servants of Chris...
BY FOCUSING  FIRST ON   GOD.  V. 1-11 “ Always in every prayer of mine making request for you  all with joy, 5 for your fe...
“ But I want you to know, brethren, that the things which happened to me have actually turned out for the furtherance of t...
BY BEING POSITIVE IN  UNPLEASANT CIRCUMSTANCES  v. 12-14 &quot; So that it has become evident to the whole palace guard, a...
“  Whiners aren’t winners and winners aren’t whiners. ” BY BEING POSITIVE IN  UNPLEASANT CIRCUMSTANCES  v. 12-14
BY FINDING THE POSITIVE IN  DIFFICULT PEOPLE  V. 15-18
 
 
 
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Joyful Living In Difficult Times Pt 1 Gratitude

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Joyful Living In Difficult Times Pt 1 Gratitude

  1. 1. <ul><li>At this time, any </li></ul><ul><li>children who are in </li></ul><ul><li>Kindergarten through </li></ul><ul><li>3rd grade may now be </li></ul><ul><li>excused to attend </li></ul><ul><li>Jr Church. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Joyful Living in DIFFICULT times
  3. 3. Philip pians 1:1-30 “ These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full .” John 15:11 The Attitude of Gratitude  
  4. 4. BACKGROUND OF PAUL AND THE PHILLIPPIANS
  5. 5. On the Sabbath we went outside the city (Phillippi) gate to the river, where we expected to find a place of prayer. We sat down and began to speak to the women who had gathered there. Acts 16:13
  6. 7. MY JOY INCREASES WITH AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE: BY FOCUSING FIRST ON GOD. V. 1-11 Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God every time I remember you. V 1-3
  7. 8. BY FOCUSING FIRST ON GOD. V. 1-11 “ Always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, 5 for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; 7 just as it is right for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as both in my chains and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers with me of grace. 8 For God is my witness, how greatly I long for you all with the affection of Jesus Christ.”  “ And this I pray , that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, 10 that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, 11 being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” Phil. 1:9-11
  8. 9. “ But I want you to know, brethren, that the things which happened to me have actually turned out for the furtherance of the gospel,” Phil 1:12 NKJV “ In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thess. 5:18 NKJV     BY BEING POSITIVE IN UNPLEASANT CIRCUMSTANCES v. 12-14
  9. 10. BY BEING POSITIVE IN UNPLEASANT CIRCUMSTANCES v. 12-14 &quot; So that it has become evident to the whole palace guard, and to all the rest, that my chains are in Christ;.&quot; Phil. 1:13 NKJV   &quot;And most of the brethren in the Lord, having become confident by my chains, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.&quot; Phil. 1:14
  10. 11. “ Whiners aren’t winners and winners aren’t whiners. ” BY BEING POSITIVE IN UNPLEASANT CIRCUMSTANCES v. 12-14
  11. 12. BY FINDING THE POSITIVE IN DIFFICULT PEOPLE V. 15-18

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