Tag: Joy

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True Contentment

I am preaching in a few weeks from the book of Philippians on contentment. My passage is Phil. 4 and the familiar words of Paul, "I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances…" (Phil. 4:12). So I’ve been thinking about that a lot. One thing for sure, I won’t have enough time to preach ...

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Unforced Joy

Is joy a choice or an fruit?   Yes. How often have we heard that “joy is a choice”?  Yet how often have we tried to be joyful only to discover it only lasts and long as we are trying hard to make it so.  Trying to “produce” joy through verbal confession can feel manufactured and ...