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 Giving
Characteristics of a Good Steward
Philippians 4:10-20
2nd Feb 2020

Jesus talked regularly about money and possessions. Paul talked about them too yet we can sometimes be embarrassed. In our final talk on Philippians, Raj shows us how rejoicing in God will affect the whole of our lives, including our wallets and our stuff.



Raj Saha
Rejoice in Heaven
Pressing On
Philippians 3: 12-21
26th Jan 2020

Even from prison, the apostle Paul could say that he was 'pressing on' in life and all that Christ had taken hold of him for. Soroush helps us to see from this passage that there is a glorious future for us and we can rejoice in it.


Soroush Sadeghzadeh
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
Time Well Spent
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