Rejoice in Hardships

Focussing On The Opportunity

Gavin Rodgers | Sun, 3rd Nov 2019

As we continue our series on the book of Philippians, we find Paul writing from his prison cell rejoicing in the opportunities presented to him by his stay in prison. Out of the difficulties, he sees a major opportunity. As Christians we all face hardships - this is an inevitable part of life and we have a choice to make. Do we, like Paul, look for the opportunities presented to us or choose to focus on the difficulties?


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Rejoice In Humility
The example of Jesus
Philippians 2:1-12
12th Jan 2020

The Bible teacher John Stott once said, 'pride is the greatest enemy and humility our greatest friend'. In this outstanding and challenging passage from the letter to the Philippians, Paul tells the church that they can look to the example of Jesus in order to know what true humility looks like in the Christian life.

Andy Colclough
Rejoice in Friendship
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Philippian 2:19-30
5th Jan 2020

It's passages like this that remind us that the New Testament was written by real people in very real-world situations. In the Christian life, friendship is neither an optional extra nor a waste of time. Here we see three friends on a mission together, serving others and knowing Jesus more.


Simon Rogalski
Rejoice In Hope
Confident In The God Of Peace
Philippians 4:1-9
29th Dec 2019

The letter to the Philippians teaches us to rejoice in hope. Christians have a hope that is outside of themselves, which means we can be even more confident. Lou helps us to see that rejoicing in hope means a personal choice, firm foundations, vision and our thought life.


Lou Watts
Rejoice in Salvation
Doing Everything Cheerfully
Philippians 2: 12 - 18
15th Dec 2019

For Paul to write from his prison cell the words, 'Do everything without grumbling.' is quite amazing and reminds us that we can be content in knowing Jesus, serving others and being a light that shines in the darkness. Soroush helps us apply this truth to our lives, to the church and to Teesside.


Soroush Sadeghzadeh