4/23 Joy No Matter What: Against All Odds.  Philippians 1:8; Acts 16:13-40. In Acts we are introduced to the Church at Phillipi’s first members and their dramatic conversions. This is the broader context out of which Paul’s letter to the Philippians was written.  God used Paul to give birth to this body of believers. He watched it grow and mature and successfully impact peoples lives for Christ. No wonder Paul is so confident in the gospel, so convinced of the power of the Holy Spirit, so excited about the difference a relationship with Jesus makes in a person’s life… He witnessed it with his own eyes in this little church in Philippi where the gospel defied race, defied socio-economic boundaries, defied aptitude and reason. What God did in Philippi will encourage us to rest in the knowledge that no one is beyond the reach of God’s love and His power to rescue and save.

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Philippians is the most joyful book in the Bible. it is literally full of joy. The words joy, glad, enjoy, rejoice, happy & happiness are used in various forms seventeen times, and there are only four chapters!  It’s the happiest book in the Bible. What’s amazing about the happiest book of the Bible is that it was written by Paul while he was in prison in Rome which goes to show you can experience JOY NO MATTER WHAT!