Where Joy Begins | Moving from Anxiety to Peace

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In an age of anxiety and worry, how can we experience peace in our lives? Where can peace be found and what practices promote it? Through Philippians 4:4-9 we learn how faith in Christ produces unshakeable peace in our lives.

Where Joy Begins | Standing Together

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In every community, there is always the possibility of disagreement and discord. How do we learn to resolve our differences? In Philippians 4:1-3 we unpack not only why unity is so essential but also how it contributes to our joy.

Where Joy Begins | A Pattern to Live by

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Whether we realise it or not, the direction of our lives can be shaped by the patterns in our lives. How can we break habits and avoid patterns that are destructive? In Philippians 3:15-21 we explore how Christian faith develops new and redemptive patterns in life.

Where Joy Begins | A Changed Life

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What is it like to have a relationship with God? And how does this relationship bring transformation in our life? 

In Philippians 3:10-14  we explore a personal and powerful description of how a person changes from the inside-out.

Where Joy Begins | Finding Approval

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Whether it is in regards to our work, our social world or God himself, many are aware of the constant need to earn approval. Why is that? How is it a problem? In Philippians 3:1-9 we learn how the gospel completely transforms the way we view approval and how that changes us.

Where Joy Begins | Spiritual Friendship

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In a busy and often lonely city, we long for meaningful, helpful and reliable relationships with others. How can we discover this kind of friendship? How can we become those types of friends? In Philippians 2:19-30 we explore how the truth of Christianity brings joy in our relationships and serves as a foundation for true and lasting friendship.

Where Joy Begins | A Life of Character

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Whether you realise it or not, your character is impacting the lives of others. How does Christian faith cause our character to become an influence that is redemptive, not destructive? How does this shape the choices we make today? And what does all this have to do with our experience of joy?

Where Joy Begins | A Culture of Humility

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Humility is perhaps one of the most undervalued and misunderstood virtues, and yet the Bible says it is both essential and incredibly powerful. What is humility and how is it connected to our joy in life? 

Where Joy Begins | The Ultimate Ambition

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We all have aspirations and ambitions, what are they? What do you most want? What is your why for living and where will it lead? In Philippians 1:20-30 we discover how the good news about Jesus re-shapes our ambitions and leads us to live for the glory of God and the good of others with incredible joy and hope. 

Where Joy Begins | A Surprising Approach to Adversity

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How do we respond to the experience of hardship? Is it with denial? Despair? Or is it possible to have a meaning and joy that suffering can never take way? In Philippians 1:12-19 we discover how we can experience incredible joy in the face of impossible odds.