Don't Worry Be Joyful
Topic: Sermons Scripture: Philippians 4:1–4:9
Paul begins to close out this jam-packed letter to the Philippians with a call to get along and be at peace, to be joyful people and to deal with the anxieties in their hearts through prayer, right thinking and right living. Paul knows that none of these directives cannot be carried out without the power of the gospel message taking hold in their hearts, their only resource to enable them to live as God commands. Paul has an end in mind: a beautiful picture of the Body of Christ before a watching world. He also has the means to the end in mind: the power of the gospel to transform hearts and souls as well as bodies (Philippians 3:20, 21, 4:3).
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