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Join us this Sunday, September 20, for the next sermon in our
series, “Joy in the Midst of Trial,” as we study Philippians 1.

There once was a man, who was wrongfully arrested without cause. While incarcerated, he never knew if today might be the day of his execution. His personal enemies exploited his circumstances for their own gain, hoping to add to his grief. On top of it all, one of this man’s closest friends came to his aid, but contracted an illness and nearly died. Meanwhile, stories of violence from the outside left him anxious and filled with tears. Yet through every trial, one word marked this man, the Apostle Paul’s, experience – Joy!

In the trials of 2020, would you describe your experience as marked with joy? Starting September 13, join us this fall, as we seek to have our eyes lifted beyond our circumstances and to our Savior, as we explore the book of Philippians and discover together the gift of “Joy in the Midst of Trial.”

To help you prepare, the scripture for this Sunday will be:

Philippians 1:3-11 (ESV)

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. It is right for me to feel this way about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel. For God is my witness, how I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

English Standard Version. ESV® Permanent Text Edition® (2016).