We’re Allowed to Be Happy!…Right?

Paul’s Letter to the Philippians

Joy in the Journey (Philippians 3:1-21)

Paul finishes his letter…then decides to keep going. He wants to make sure his friends understand they already have their citizenship in heaven, and that part of the fun is unwrapping that gift!

No Greater Joy (Philippians 2:1-18)

Paul tells his friends that tolerance is a terrible foundation for community. Only compassion, humility – and death – are strong enough to stop the whining and bring true unity.

The Joy of Being Stabbed in the Back (Philippians 1:12-30)

Paul has heard that, while he is in prison, some other preachers have been trying to discredit him. But then he goes on to explain why this is such a good thing!

What To Do When Things Are Going Right (Philippians 1:1-11)

Paul starts a letter to his friends in Philippi, and he seems to be in an extraordinarily good mood. What is the source of his joy?

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